Stress can wreak havoc on our skin, causing fine lines, wrinkles, dry skin, acne and more. In our fast paced world, stress can be difficult to avoid but there are ways we can relieve stress throughout our busy lifestyles. Through meditation, we can begin to see positive physical and mental change in our everyday lives!
Stress deprives the skin of important nutrients and oxygen, leaving our muscles tense and our face without its natural radiant glow. While we stress, we have a tendency to exercise less, not sleep well, skip parts of our skincare regimen as well as drink more caffeine and consume less water. These bad habits can result in a noticeable changes in our skin color and tone.
Meditation not only allows our body and mind to be more relaxed, it helps oxygenate our body and rid the body of toxins. Women’s Health reported that those who have performed meditation for as little as five minutes a day for two weeks noticed an improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, acne, dark circles and bags under their eyes. These women also noticed a natural, healthy glow return to their skin. Certain yoga poses can be paired with meditation for even deeper relaxation and benefits!