There are numerous ways to practice self-care but focusing your efforts on improving your skin pays off for your mental and emotional health too. There is a correlation between taking care of your skin, your mood, and your state of mind. Taking time off to pamper your skin can help you feel in control. There are many reasons why taking care of your skin may boost your mood.
The saying ‘look good, feel good’ definitely has some truth to it. When your skin looks good, you will feel more confident and have higher self-esteem. Having skin problems can surely make you feel insecure; from teenage acne to fine lines in middle age. Going on with your day would be much easier if you feel comfortable and confident in your skin. A skincare routine will make you less self-conscious, allowing you to become more sociable with confidence, and also help you address any discomfort that skin diseases might cause.
Skin care can provide stability
Having an everyday routine will provide you with some mental stability, whether it is healthy eating habits, exercising, journaling, or even an everyday skincare routine. A task as simple as doing your skincare regularly can act as a comforting force for you. It will help you feel like you have accomplished something in your day and did not waste it. You can rely on the task of your skincare to feel productive and have the motivation to get through the day with the same enthusiasm and motivation. Researchers have discovered that people who have less consistent routines throughout the day are more likely to suffer from mental illnesses such as major depressive and bipolar disorders. A skincare routine will also provide some sense of control in your life. This might help people suffering from anxiety or if they feel that they lack control of their lives.
A day for yourself
Adding to the everyday skincare, you could go out of your way and try going to a spa or skincare clinic from time to time. It is good to do something for yourself; it will help set a pattern of kindness towards yourself. For instance, many people in Singapore are known to prioritise their skincare routines.
According to Ultherapy® Singapore, there are over 1,750,000 Ultherapy® treatments done worldwide, which gives you an idea of how much of a success it is in many people’s lives and routines. Search for similar clinics and spas in your neighborhood, they might help you boost your mood whenever you are having a hard day. This attitude will likely benefit you in many areas of your life; you may take on other healthy habits as you observe the results of a skincare routine. Moreover, the more you know your skin, the kinder you will be to yourself and love your appearance, rather than treating yourself negatively.
Connect with others
Your skincare routine can allow you to connect with friends and family members. This can happen in many different ways, you could bond over your obsession with different skincare products. Adding to that, you could dedicate a day to taking care of your skin in your household. There is no need to buy expensive products or waste the ones you already have on this day, you and your family members could hunt for some skin-friendly ingredients and try making your own homemade masks. Talking about your favorite blogger with your friends will never get boring as the bloggers are always uploading videos and recommending new products. You will constantly have something new to talk about with your friends, whether it’s a new video, product, or even a skincare tip.
Taking a break from all the things that stress you out daily and focusing on yourself for some time is essential for your own sake. Engaging in a daily skincare routine is a chance for relaxation every day and it helps you reduce stress. It is a time where you stop worrying and thinking about all the other things in your life and your never-ending to-do list. Massaging your skin will help stimulate your blood flow and relax your muscles.
Committing to a skincare routine will provide you with feelings of mindfulness. It helps in being present in the given moment, even if it’s just once or twice a day. While doing your routine try to use all your senses in order to feel more present in the moment, how the product feels on your skin, its smell, and how refreshing it makes you feel afterward. Mindfulness has many mental benefits including reducing your anxiety and stress.
Ellen Diamond did her degree in psychology at the University of Edinburgh. She has an ongoing interest in mental health and well-being.