Are you glowing from the inside out?

Posted by: info | Post Date: May 14, 2013 | No Comments

Wedding season is here! Whether you’re walking down the aisle or sitting beside it, you want your skin to have a healthy glow. Nowadays, we know it’s important to treat and protect our skin and more of us understand the importance of caring for our skin from the inside. This means paying attention to our fluid and food intake, as well as watching our stress levels.

Few would argue that wedding planning isn’t stressful. Just when we want to put our best skin forward, stress can produce certain hormonal changes which affect our skin.

To help alleviate stress try the following:

10 Relaxation Techniques To Reduce Stress (Adapted from WebMD)

1. Meditate
Any repetitive action can be a source of meditation. When you catch yourself thinking about stressful situations, simply let the thought escape, and bring your mind back the repetition of the activity.

2. Picture Yourself Relaxed
Is your mind too talkative to meditate? Try creating a peaceful visualization, or “dreamscape”.

3. Breathe Deeply
Feeling stressed evokes tense, shallow breathing, while calm is associated with relaxed breathing, says Michael Lee, author of Turn Stress into Bliss. To turn tension into relaxation, he says, change the way you breathe.

4. Look Around You
“Mindfulness is the here-and-now approach to living that makes daily life richer and more meaningful,” says Claire Michaels Wheeler, MD, PhD

5. Drink Hot Tea

6. Show Some Love
Experts say social interaction helps your brain think better, encouraging you to see new solutions to situations that once seemed impossible

7. Try Self-Massage (or better still a massage at your favourite Spa!)

8. Take a Time-Out
Adults need time-outs, too. Take a few deep breaths and concentrate on releasing tension and calming your heartbeat. Quiet your mind and remember: Time is always on your side, so relax. The stress can wait.

9. Try a Musical Detour
Music can calm the heartbeat and soothe the soul.

10. Take an Attitude Break
Thirty seconds is enough time to shift your heart’s rhythm from stressed to relaxed, says psychologist Deborah Rozman, PhD, co-author of Transforming Stress.

A visit to La Peau D’Or— your nearby oasis in the city— is the perfect setting to apply these relaxation techniques! To read the full article visit WebMD. (Note: This third party link is provided for general information only.)

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