Can meditation be a part of your skincare routine?

Meditation has been linked to many benefits but not everyone knows it also can improve the way you look. Learn how meditation can make you look more beautiful!

Skin is a fantastic communicator that often reveals our unspoken emotions to the world.

When it comes to looking good, it is not only important what we put in and on our bodies, but also how we feel since our thoughts and emotions are said to affect our skin and body. In this context, stress has become a constant part of many people’s daily lives and it can lead to skin conditions. 

How you feel can reflect on your skin

Stress is called “ the beauty burglar” Why? Because stress makes you release all sorts of stress hormones that can trigger skin conditions: high levels of stress, can often lead to acne, wrinkles, dry skin, and even hair loss. So, many dermatologists recommend a complete treatment that consists of not only topical treatments but also meditation. 

Benefits of meditation

Jacqui Lewis, Meditation Teacher and Founder of The Broad Place explain how meditation can help with your skincare:

Cortisol and stress-related hormones wreak havoc on our health and especially our skin. Vedic meditation actively reduces stress-related hormones from the nervous system and allows the metabolism and nervous system to stabilize,” she says and adds that

Meditation also works to balance the hormones that make our skin go crazy, break out and overreact! Stress causes the blood vessels to constrict and triggers hormone imbalances, making the skin sensitive to acne and eczema.”

Stress has become a constant part of many people’s daily lives and it can lead to skin conditions. 

Meditating for just a few minutes every day brings energy (also known as prana) into your body and creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. During meditation, prana helps repair your body’s the tissues and cells which give skin a fresh, youthful glow

Moreover, as meditation activates the happy hormones, it can also produce a natural sebum oil on the skin. And all you need is to find some minutes for you to meditate and connect with yourself. 

New research from the University of Sheffield that combines past studies found techniques like meditation, relaxation sessions and cognitive behavior therapy have real benefit for people suffering from skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, acne and vitiligo (a pigment disorder).

Meditating for just a few minutes every day brings energy (also known as prana) into your body and creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. During meditation, prana helps repair your body’s the tissues and cells which give skin a fresh, youthful glow

In one study, people who suffered from psoriasis listened to meditation tapes while they received ultraviolet light treatments. The result was they healed four times as fast as non-meditators. The study determined that meditation reduced the stress that caused psoriasis.

If you are trying meditation for the first time, and you find it difficult, do not worry it can take time. But if you still cannot bring your mind to meditation, you can try yoga poses to release the force of gravity on the skin.

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