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Skincare & Mental Health

by Our Deep Skin
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By spending five extra minutes to treat your skin, you’re sending a message to your brain: “I’m worth it.”
There is a direct correlation between our skincare regimen and our mood. Taking the time to nurture our skin affects our mind and body. It boosts our confidence and gives us a sense of control over how our day will go & end.

Stability in Your Day

Having a skincare regimen helps maintain structure & routine to your day when working from home.
Studies show that people who have less consistent routines throughout the active parts of their day were more likely to suffer from major depressive and bipolar disorders, mood problems, loneliness, and less happiness.
It’s important, especially now in times of a global pandemic to feel like you’ve accomplished something during your day.

Focus on Yourself for a While, Instead of Your Worries

Negative thought cycles occur frequently throughout the day. Taking time out for your skincare regimen helps interrupt this cycle.
Taking care of yourself provides an opportunity for mindfulness. Mindfulness is when you hone in on sensations you’re experiencing in the present moment without passing judgment. This practice has been shown to buffer depression and anxiety by stopping worry.

Boost Your Mood

Skincare involves actions such as:
– gently massaging skin
– smoothing in a creamy moisturiser
– applying a mask and being still for a while

It honestly gives you something to look forward to.

Set the mood when you can prior to your regimen.
Light some candles, have a glass of wine, and playing some low-fi tunes .

Try this: Plan an at-home facial treatment.

It’s a natural little high for something so simple, so inherently calming. Physical relaxation sends your brain the message that it’s time to be calm and mellow, reducing the fight-or-flight stress response.

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