In other words the connection between managing stress and skin health. A lot of us have experienced the amazing effects of meditation during the lockdown. In the past year alone, we’ve been under a huge amount of stress, so many of us have resorted to meditation as a tool that’ll help them achieve a clear state of mind. If you are not familiar, meditation is an ancient practice that involves an intense focus on an object, thought, or activity.
I personally have been hearing people talking about how meditation helped them improve the state of their minds and overall well-being for a while now, but even when I decided to try this peace-inducing technique I never got into ‘the zone’ so I kept asking myself ‘the hell are they talking about.’ But after a deeper dive into this world, I found out that everyone should follow their own rules when it comes to meditation. And that’s exactly what I have done. I decided to practice this breathing and focusing technique for one whole month.
Now that the month is over, I can feel how I improved gradually, and even started to get into my ‘own zone’. On a mental health level, I can control my emotions and manage my stress way better than before. What I found most interesting is the great effect of meditation on my skin. I have an acne-prone one, breakouts flare up once I get under a tiny amount of stress. Very annoying. So I have noticed that my complexion became clearer day after day. And while it helps a lot it is not magic. So yep expect to see a little improvement on your skin, just don’t put high expectations as other factors such as diet, environment, and weather, contribute to your skin woes.
So How Can Meditation Improve Skin Health?
We have talked about the link between stress and skin health several times. So firstly meditation help to improve the skin condition by lowering stress levels, thus slowing down skin aging. In addition, meditation helps to relax muscular tension in the face, improving the muscles that can cause wrinkles. Another thing, deep breathing can increase oxygen supply to the skin. This helps to detox the skin, cleanse the blood and fasten the healing of wounds and various skin conditions. The cherry on top? Increased oxygen helps to get you ‘the glow’ you seek.
Meditation also makes you look and feel younger by lowering blood pressure and tension-related pain such as headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle aches and joint problems. In addition to all that, meditation affects your mood significantly by increasing your brain’s serotonin production. A regular meditation practice increases the brain’s ability to repair itself and grow new neural connections. These neural connections get stronger over time making you feel more happiness, inner peace, and an overall sense of wellbeing. And a good mood equals a better complexion.