How Your Skincare Routine Can Improve Your Mental Health
March 25, 20214 min read
There’s more to our skincare routine than meets the eye, especially when it comes to our overall health. We all see the physical benefits based on how our skin transforms with products made with proven ingredients -- but what about our mental health?
Yes, our skincare routine does have a positive impact on it!
If it seems a little far-fetched to you, we have a couple points that might just change your mind. From providing daily stability, to social bonding and more your mental health if benefitted by a regular skincare routine, like ourDaily Regimen.
Now, let’s talk about it...
It provides stability
It’s all about routine! Even if you’re someone who loves to have every day be something different, it’s hard to deny that a bit of daily stability is nice. Whether it’s skincare, healthy eating, fitness or anything else it offers a sort of meditating experience where each day you’re able to mindlessly do something and reflect.
When it comes to skincare specifically, it’s especially important. Not only does having a skincare routine help with overall skin health. But those 10-15 minutes you spend in the morning and evening get you away from your computer, phone and all other distractions for a few moments to just be with yourself.
On top of this, it’sbeen found that when people don’t have much of a consistent routine day to day, their mental health is more likely to suffer. That’s why even though it may seem like nothing, your skincare routine is already doing so much more.
You’re more calm before bed
We’ve all heard it, we should be turning off our phones, TVs and all screens at least an hour before bed. Unfortunately, the majority of us don’t listen to that (including us… oops!). What happens though, when we ignore this fine fact is that our sleep cycle is disrupted, and it even keeps us up later since the act of watching television for example is so stimulating to our brains.
This is especially an issue since our sleep is so important to us. We know what you’re thinking, how on earth does skincare and mental health tie into this?
Well, when you step away from the TV watching to do your skincare routine, you’re not looking at a screen and it gives your body a chance to start winding down from it. From there, your body normally isn’t craving a return to the screen. It gives you that chance to calm the body’s stimulation, relax and wind down for the evening.
Facial massages help provide stress relief
Outside of the clear skin based benefits around anti-aging and more, facial massages do a lot more for you. From relieving sinus pressure, having a positive effect on blood flow and of course… mental health.
A body massage has always been a way that people relieve stress and relax, the same goes for the face! It has great psychological and physiological effects and with your skincare routine including a massage element to it, from your cleanser to moisturizer and more it can help with anxiety and stress on a daily basis.
No matter what’s going on in the world, there’s always one thing lots of people have in common; an interest in skincare. This offers up more topics to talk about with new and old friends, family, coworkers and everyone in between. So, even when the world might feel like it’s standing still, there’s still great conversation to have.
Oftentimes skincare lovers share what they do in their routines, new products they’ve tried, what works for them and more. This in itself offers up great educational opportunities, new ideas and a way to truly bond with others who have the same interests.
On top of this, a skincare routine keeps us happy and feeling good from the inside out. With this, our confidence and positivity rises making our relationships stronger without us even realizing it. This in itself contributes immensely to why skincare impacts our mental health.
It boosts your mood
By creating a routine that features products you actually enjoy using is important -- and can even help boost your mood. By spending a bit of extra time massaging in that moisturizer, taking deep breaths between steps and more you’re inherently boosting your mood and calming your body.
On top of calming your body down, things you don’t do every day, such as use ourFirming Mask, can instantly boost your mood. When you know you’ll be using a face mask and you’ll have some time, light a candle, play some music you love and just relax! You’ll be surprised what it can do almost immediately for your mood if you’ve had a stressful day.