Why a Good Skin Care Routine is Good For Your Mental Health

Mental health has never had more important than it is right now. With so much happening in the world, the direct impact these challenges have had on individuals and families has been enormous. Maybe it can sometimes escape our minds, just how simple some steps to a healthy mindset can be. For example, maintaining a good skin care regime. Here are some ways good skin care can add some good vibes back into your life.

Stability

Transitioning back into a ‘normal’ work and school life means that the routine you might be used to from spending the better part of the last two years at home, has changed. As we know, not everyone appreciates a change especially ones as significant as what we have recently been experiencing.

Whilst we adapt to our ‘new normal’, we need to acknowledge just how important routine is to creating stability in your life. Routines like healthy eating, exercise, socializing and skin care need to be a priority to get a good sense of steadiness, whilst acting like a comforting source in your life. When it comes to your skin care routine, invest in premium products suitable to your skin type and concerns. By doing this, you may feel more inclined to use the products to get the desired results.

Make the time to complete your routine each day, morning and night. Treat yourself to a mask, especially if you can’t get yourself out to a salon to have one applied for you.

Why a Good Skin Care Routine is Good For Your Mental Health

Change in Focus

Taking care of you (even if it’s for a short while) means your focus shifts from your worries which then means, you are taking the time to ‘fill your cup’. The idle time before bed is the most critical to a good nights sleep. So, spending that time cleansing, toning and moisturizing, allows you to concentrate on what you’re doing and gets you out of your head aka mindfulness - honing in on sensations you’re experiencing in the present moment without passing judgment (the soothing feel of warm water, for instance).

Chemical Boost

The feeling of a warm wash cloth on your face, removing the day’s toxins, using a cool face roller to apply essential serums and massaging your face with a hydrating moisturizer, all provide a nice boost of natural chemicals to your body that allow you to relax. Even, the anticipation of the joy your little skin care routine brings you, is enough to release feel-good neurotransmitters in the brain.

Why not add more relaxants to your time-out? Put yourself in a nice warm bath with bath salts and light a few aromatic candles. Remember, even if it’s only half an hour, make it as relaxing as you need it to be.

Change in Focus Taking care of you (even if it’s for a short while) means your focus shifts from your worries which then means, you are taking the time to ‘fill your cup’. The idle time before bed is the most critical to a good nights sleep. So, spending that time cleansing, toning and moisturizing, allows you to concentrate on what you’re doing and gets you out of your head aka mindfulness - honing in on sensations you’re experiencing in the present moment without passing judgment (the soothing feel of warm water, for instance).   Chemical Boost The feeling of a warm wash cloth on your face, removing the day’s toxins, using a cool face roller to apply essential serums and massaging your face with a hydrating moisturizer, all provide a nice boost of natural chemicals to your body that allow you to relax. Even, the anticipation of the joy your little skin care routine brings you, is enough to release feel-good neurotransmitters in the brain.  Why not add more relaxants to your time-out? Put yourself in a nice warm bath with bath salts and light a few aromatic candles. Remember, even if it’s only half an hour, make it as relaxing as you need it to be.

Reduce Stress

As we are creatures of habit, routine is key to reducing stress. When you embark on your skin care routine each morning and evening, it is a process you are in control of unlike a lot of other things in your life. So, by engaging in a mindful skincare routine, you gain some control back over your life! This will give you the confidence you need to be proactive in other areas of your life as well.

When you feel good, you look good (and vice versa)

Seeing the results of your skin care routine is a brilliant way to feel good. And you know what they say, when you feel good you look good.

Take the time to pick products that are great for your skin type as well as can target your skin care concerns.

At John Essa Cosmetics, we have made it nice and simple for you to shop based on what your skin needs are, whether it by dry or oily skin or concerns around acne and breakouts or hydration. Take a look and if you have any questions about any of the products, please reach out, we’re hear to help!

You’re worth it

You really are! You deserve to feel good. You’re mental health is key to living your best life, so invest in yourself!

Why a Good Skin Care Routine is Good For Your Mental Health

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