Why Meditation Should Be Part of Your Beauty Regimen



Meditation is a form of practicing mindfulness, which means being fully in the moment and not worrying about the past or future. Mindfulness is incredibly important for both your mental and physical health, and this includes the health of your skin. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, which is why the condition of our skin is what gives us clues as to what is going on inside. 

Below lists how meditation helps improve your complexion:

Decreases stress

Meditation helps to decrease stress in your body to help prevent the harmful effects of too much stress.Elevated levels of stress in your body shows up on your skin in the form of breakouts, wrinkles, and dry inflamed skin. 



Decreases inflammation

Meditation has been proven to decrease widespread inflammation in the body. Inflammation is basically the root of all disease, but one place in particular you can actually see the effects of inflammation is the skin. Inflammation can make you look puffy, red, and have breakouts. 



Boosts immunity

Meditation helps to boost your immune system to help fight off harmful invaders. A strong immune system is essential for preventing you from getting sick, as well as for protecting the largest organ in your body – your skin! 

Increases deep sleep

Meditation is one of the best ways to get your mind ready for a deep and restful sleep and has been proven to help with those who suffer from chronic insomnia.In case you were not aware, deep sleep is essential for your overall health as well as for your complexion. If you are not getting good sleep, this can lead to dark circles under your eyes, dull skin, and uneven skin tone. 



Main takeaways…

If you want radiant, healthy looking skin, meditation and practicing mindfulness should definitely be included in your beauty regimen.

There is no right or wrong way to practice meditation because meditation can be done many difference ways. It can be done in the standard sitting position, it can be done through yoga, or it can be through a guided meditation with an instructor. No form of meditation is better than the other, the main point is finding something that helps to bring your awareness to the present.

Check out our FREE Facebook Messenger chatbot “MeditateBot” for guided meditations!

References

  1. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/acm.2011.0265
  2. https://academic.oup.com/sleep/article/37/9/1553/2416992




About the author: Sarah-Kate Rems is an Ivy League trained Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner licensed in California with an expertise in women’s health and preventative healthcare. She considers nutrition and exercise to be the basis of well-being and is a strong advocate for daily physical activity and maintaining a healthy diet. Sarah-Kate is also a co-founder of The Mindful Tech Lab.

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