I’m sure you’ve heard of the bridal glow or new mum glow.
It’s that look that a bride gives her husband as she sees him for the first time at the altar.
Or the look a mum gives her newborn baby as she cradles them in her arms for the first time. Take away the makeup on the bride and the sweaty red face for the mum and they both have an undeniable glow. It’s happiness in it’s purest form and it’s written all over their face.
At Face Plus Medispa it is common for us to see many distressed clients worrying about their varying skin concerns. Acne, for instance, is one of the greatest causes of anxiety and distress. With acne being so visible and almost impossible to hide it’s completely understandable that it should cause a client anguish, however, the stress can often trigger and flare even more breakouts.
Research has shown that stress and breakouts are inextricably linked. The body responds to stress by directing blood flow and oxygen to areas vital for fighting dress and withdraws them from other areas like the skin. The skin is subsequently starved of blood and oxygen making it dehydrated, full lifeless and prone to clogged pores and breakouts.
At Face Plus we encourage our clients to think of skin care from a holistic point of view. Mind body connection is very important. We ensure our clients understand the connection between mood and skin health. Negativity and stress release cortisol into our body which effects your gut health. With your gut functioning as your bodies second brain and the controller of all of your hormones, it’s natural an unbalance will show up on your face.
When we are feeling happy and relaxed our bodies natural response is to repair and renew itself. A good mood balances your hormones which helps to heal inconsistencies in your skin. This isn’t to say that happiness is the be all and end all to having a glowing complexion, however, it’s certainly an imperative starting point.
To get the happiness glow we recommend the following things:
- Eat food as close to its natural state as possible
Chemically processed food (ie. Fast food or packaged food) takes too long to break down in our body as it’s registered as a foreign object. By eating an organic diet, your body is functioning with ease which leads to a happy gut and therefore happy skin.
- Meditate to stay calm & stress free read our blog here
- Make sleep a priority. Try and rest for 8 hours a night. A rested body is a happy body
- Exercise every day.
Exercise doesn’t have to be a spin class or lifting heavy weights. Exercise can be walking the dog, taking the stairs instead of the lift and walking to the shops instead of driving. It’s vital to move your body for 30 minutes EVERYDAY!
- Develop a skincare regime and stick to it
Don’t skip your moisturiser and don’t go to bed with makeup on. Dedicate 5 minutes, morning and night to making your skincare regime a top priority. Consistency is key and the results are glowing, healthy skin.
- Go chemical free
Ditch the excessive plastic, the constant microwaved meals, the household chemicals and artificial makeup. Evaluate all of the items you come in contact with on any given day and see if there is a healthier alternative.
- Regular Dermal appointments
Face Plus Medispa should be considered your personal trainer for your skin. If you have long standing skincare issues, the key is to have regular appointments to address, assess and resolve them.
While budget can sometimes be of a concern, a deep cleansing facial once a month or every 6 weeks pays dividends when it results in a happy, glowing complexion and attitude.