We all want a youthful, beautiful, glowing skin. Skincare, diet and exercise all play crucial roles, yet have you considered the impact stress may have on your skin?
Stress boasts a wealth of negative short-term effects. It can cause acne, rashes, blemishes, dry skin, bad circulation, to name just a few. Worrying will also keep you awake at night, and minimal beauty sleep means puffy eyes and bags.
More significantly still, there is the long-term impact. Stress releases the hormone cortisol, which in small doses is okay, but if you’re highly stressed in the long-term, it can accelerate the ageing process of your skin. Cortisol has the power to dull the skin, minimise cell rejuvenation, create age spots, and increase wrinkles and lines.
Our face muscles also react in interesting ways to periods of stress. We scrunch up our face, furrow our brows, frown, and purse our lips. Our muscles work by memory, so over time we repeat these facial expressions more and more. No surprise then that these can lead to new or deeper lines where you don’t want them.
So how to turn those frown lines into smile lines, and help the skin regenerate, glow and shine from within?
“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams” - Roald Dahl.
Maintaining positive thoughts is perhaps easier said than done. Yet if you have a peaceful mind, you are halfway there.
No doubt meditation combats stress. It helps us unwind, lowers blood pressure levels, and enhances our positive emotions such as joy.
Our 21-day meditation app guides you through the basics, from breathing to posture, to your train of thoughts. The jewelry is inspired by the ancient Tibetan Buddhist symbol the Dorje. It sits against your heartbeat throughout the day helping to keep you balanced.
The Silatha Dorje is set with a gemstone. You can choose from ten, each of which enhances a different inner quality you want to grow. Strength? Compassion? Peace? Take our quiz to see what stone best suits you.
Take that yoga class, start meditating, and set aside some time for you. When you decide to minimise stress in your life, your skin and health will thank you for it.