Meditation and mindfulness can foster a sense of peace in this frantic world. Mindfulness is a fairly simplistic concept, yet as we learn more about it, we behold its true healing principles for an ailing complexion and body. Here, we are unveiling the benefits of meditation as part of our beauty wellness routine. Stress and tension are often the root cause of many skin issues, and meditation might sometimes be the best method of treatment.
What Is Meditation?
Meditation is an ancient tradition that has been used for thousands of years by those seeking serenity to get an inner sense of calm. The basics are simple: repetitive mindful breathing and becoming more aware of the senses. Mindfulness is an intentional way of being in the present while turning off one’s cluttered thoughts or anxious feelings.
Quieting our mind, tuning in, focusing on our breath, and setting an intention is the reset we all just might need.
How Meditation Improves Our Skin and Health
We know that stress can adversely affect the skin, and practicing meditation can help to reduce stress, thereby improving the skin's appearance and overall well-being.
By meditating for just five minutes a day, you’ll deliver oxygen to the skin, helping to promote rejuvenation. Higher levels of oxygen will give your complexion a fresh and youthful glow. It can also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles while slowing down the harmful effects of everyday stress from the inside out.
The main physical purpose of meditation is to become aware of your body, heighten the senses, and promote energy throughout your mind and body. It’ll also encourage deep relaxation, which will improve your quality of sleep, and we all know a good night's sleep is key to healthy skin and overall wellness.
On a more physical note, focusing on our breath increases blood circulation, which detoxifies, relieves muscle aches, and boosts the immune system. Meditation also supports healthy blood pressure and helps ease common tension-related headaches, making you feel energized and vibrant. We all need to be practicing this ancient healing magic!
Meditative Beauty Rituals You Can Perform
Our at-home skincare ritual is ideal for pairing with meditation as it incorporates sight, smell, and touch. You can immerse yourself in one or all three senses, and it’s much more accessible than a daily trip to the spa. Let our skincare be a part of your healing, rejuvenating ritual.
We like to incorporate meditation and mindfulness into our nighttime routine, but others prefer the early morning to wake up the mind. Both help you get started on your journey to blissful, more radiant you.
As you prepare for your ritual, try to make sure you have a calming setup—soft, lightweight and loose clothing work best. Also, make sure your space is free of clutter.
Drinking a cup of herbal tea is a lovely way to soothe and begin. Breathe in the steam from your cup and quiet your mind. Feel the warmth of the teacup in your hand and the cool breeze of an open window. Focus on your breath. Breathe in the sense of calm. Exhale your worries and cluttered thoughts. Connect yourself to the warm colors of the sunrise to invite harmony into the beginning of your day.
Set an intention. Water responds to the intentions we place within it, and those intentions are infused into the water as we rinse. Our skin will absorb the botanical benefits of TRU ALCHEMY, combining the ancient wisdom of meditation with modern alchemy.
When applying the TRU ALCHEMY Celestial Cleanser, notice the luxurious, almost velvety kaolin clay-based texture. Moisten your skin and massage gently into your face and neck using circular motions, taking in the scents of melon and cucumber. If you have extra time, incorporate TRU ALCHEMY’s transformative Mystic Mask that will brighten your skin with vitamin C and fruit enzymes. Apply a thin layer and leave it on until the mask turns from off-white to pale blue. When you are stirred back into awareness, you’ll feel truly transformed.
Need to center yourself in the morning? Give yourself a quick moment of zen before a hectic day and apply TRU ALCHEMY’s Eye Elixir when you rise to decrease visible puffiness. Keep stored in the fridge for an extra cooling and awakening experience.
Though it may appear dormant in our day-to-day busy lives, we collectively yearn for a deeper connection with ourselves. Take a moment to reflect. We’ll see that magic is hiding in places we sometimes forget to look—like in our skincare ritual—and they can serve as an invitation to our own inner harmony. Use this time to tune out the world and tune into your body. You may be surprised by how a holistic skincare practice can help center you.