You're getting ready for a night out with friends, and who decides to visit? Our annoying friend, the pimple. We've all had moments when our mood is thrown off, and we want to hide our heads in the sand. While we are bothered by its unexpected arrival, we don't usually think of it as our body's way of conveying a message from within.
Did you know that our skin is the largest organ in our body? We often overlook that with this organ, we can see if we are treating it right and how it responds to life factors. Our skin tells us a lot about our emotional and physical health.
Did you know that our skin is the largest organ in our body? We often overlook that with this organ, we can see if we are treating it right and how it responds to life factors. Our skin tells us a lot about our emotional and physical health. It can break out when stressed. It can even tell us when we are dehydrated. It's like the "check engine light" for our body. If we care for our skin regularly, we can limit the number of times that "check engine light" comes on and feel good about ourselves internally and externally.
Here are some of the amazing things a skincare routine can do for you.
- Create A Habit and Boost Your Mood: Who doesn't feel better when you know your day is off to a great start? Creating a simple skincare routine that allows you to feel in control of your day can provide stability and boost your mood as you gain a sense of accomplishment from caring for yourself.
- Mindful Moments: When you pay attention to the order of your routine, what you are using, and how it feels. You are engaging in a mindfulness activity. That's right! Mindfulness does not only come in the form of yoga and meditation.
- Stimulate Calmness: Our skin initiates our sense of touch when we feel stressed, anxious or tired. Using our hands and soothing products to enter our skin helps us enter a state of relaxation and calmness and can bring us back to a comfortable baseline.
Whether you are reading this and thinking about enhancing your skincare routine, or you already have your ten or more steps down to a science. Remember to add a little bit of luxury to your routine. You do not have to wait for the spa appointment to turn on a bit of music, light a candle, or dance around the house with your favourite facemask. Now get that playlist going and treat yourself and this amazing organ to a well-deserved moment!
Jhanelle Peters is a Registered Psychotherapist