You need a simple stress meditation. Of course, learning to meditate might intimidate you, and it’s tough to find the time for daily meditation. A solution to both problems is a meditation you can learn right now, that will take a minute to do each day.
An Easy Stress Meditation
When you breath through your mouth, it expands your chest. Breath through your nose and you’ll notice how your abdomen extends. Nose-breathing causes the diaphram to pull air to the bottom of your lungs. This delivers a good dose of oxygen into your bloodstream and brain, and it also tends to relax you. Breathing through your nose is healthier, and it’s the basis of this one-minute meditation.
Here’s how you do it. Close your eyes, sigh, and let the tension go out of your muscles. It may help to tense up your muscles first, then release that tension. Then let go of your thoughts, as much as possible, and take four or five slow, deep breaths through your nose, paying attention to your breathing.
Can Meditation Be This Easy?
The short answer is yes. No, you’re not likely to get you into a deep meditative state with this simple stess meditation. However, you will get benefits, including a clearer mind and a reduction in stress.
It helps to develop a “trigger” for your meditation. For example, do your four breaths when you get into the car, or right after lunch each day. These triggers are places or times that remind you, so your meditation becomes a habit.
You can say this isn’t “real” meditation, but there’s nothing wrong with enjoying the relaxation you’ll get from this technique. If you want, you can always pursue deeper meditation later. Meanwhile, remember that not everything has to be difficult to be of value. Why not? Try the one-minute stress meditation.
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7 Bad Things That Happen When You Don’t Moisturize Your Face
Everyone knows that moisturizing your skin is important, but do you know why? The obvious answer is that your skin can get dry, but there are other ill effects that you need to know.
YOU COULD DEVELOP MORE WRINKLES.
That’s right: Leaving moisturizer out of your routine today could lead to deeper wrinkles later on. “When the skin barrier is compromised, which is what we see when it becomes dry, there’s actually a low-grade chronic inflammation that occurs in the skin,” warns dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe. “Low levels of ongoing inflammation ultimately lead to a breakdown of collagen and accelerated aging.”
THE WRINKLES YOU ALREADY HAVE WILL LOOK EVEN WORSE.
Yes, going without moisturizer can make your current lines look, well, less fine. “Dehydrated skin shows all the lines,” says Dr. Bowe. Want them to be less prominent? Dr. Bowe recommends plumping up your skin with a moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid.
YOUR COMPLEXION WILL APPEAR DULL AND FLAKY — ESPECIALLY IF IT’S COLD OUTSIDE.
“In the winter, humidity levels plummet, and the dry air can dehydrate your skin and strip it of lipids, which are part of its protective outer layer — so irritants can enter more easily and cause redness and flaking,” says Debra Jaliman, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City and author of Skin Rules.
IT WILL AGGRAVATE YOUR ACNE.
Sounds counterintuitive, but moisturizer really is your friend if you have blemishes. “Dryness can actually make your acne worse,” says Dr. Debbie Palmer, dermatologist and founder of Replere Skin Care. If you’re afraid of feeling too greasy, pick a moisturizer that suits your needs: “For patients with acne-prone skin, I recommend using an oil-free, fragrance-free, noncomedogenic moisturizer along with their acne regimen.”
YOU LOSE A LAYER OF PROTECTION.
“Many of the most effective skin care ingredients like retinoids, salicyclic acid, and benzoyl peroxide tend to be very drying,” says Dr. Bowe. So when you don’t follow them up with moisturizer, you risk uncomfortable side effects like red, peeling skin. Dr. Bowe adds: “When this happens, most people stop using their powerful products regularly, so they wind up dealing with the side effects without reaping the full benefits.”
YOUR MAKEUP WON’T LOOK SO FLAWLESS.
You know those little lines under your eyes where your concealer creases? Those will look worse if you don’t hydrate your face before applying base makeup. “Makeup sticks to dry areas on the skin and even seeps into fine lines,” warns Dr. Bowe. For best results, she recommends waiting about five minutes before using foundation so your moisturizer or primer can properly absorb. Bonus tip: Use a lip balm before putting on lipstick for long-lasting color.
YOUR SKIN WILL ITCH LIKE CRAZY.
You know that tight feeling your skin has when you’ve just gotten out of the shower? Imagine that — all day long. And if all the other reasons aren’t enough for you to slather on some moisture, just thinking about this should do the trick.
When you’re thirsty, you reach for a glass of water. When your skin is thirsty, a moisturizer gives it the hydration it needs. Moisturizers help to nourish and improve your skin in a number of ways.
1. Replaces some of the oils your skin makes naturally
2. Covers and protect tiny fissures in your skin
3. Creates a layer of soothing protection from environments
4. Helps to slow down the evaporation of your skin’s moisture
5. Moisturizing Helps to Protect Against Environmental Damage
Have you ever noticed that your skin becomes extremely dry and chapped when exposed to cold, dry air? Chapped lips, hands, and cheeks are a common issue during the colder months. This is especially true if you spend lots of time outside. When your body is cold, it tries to conserve heat.
Part of this process forces the blood vessels in your skin to constrict, which keeps skin from getting the moisture it needs. As a result, you’re left with dry, red, and irritated skin. Moisturizing regularly helps to replenish your skin’s lost hydration. A thicker moisturizer is best for healthy skin in cooler weather.
Moisturizing Helps to Prevent Aging Regular moisturizing also helps to nourish your skin in the long term, potentially slowing the signs of aging. At least that’s what an article published in a 2010 issue of the British Journal of Dermatology found. The study compared the number of wrinkles and levels of skin hydration in 122 women over a period of eight years.
The researchers found that on average, a 28 year old woman had a 52% increase in visible wrinkles by the time she was 36 if she had dry skin, compared to a 22% increase in women with well-hydrated skin. This connection between moisturizing and wrinkles comes down to the skin barrier, the outermost layers of skin that help to maintain consistent moisture levels.
As you age, your skin barrier becomes less effective, leading to the types of damage we often associate with aging (including wrinkles). Regular moisturizing (along with adequate sun protection and regular exfoliation) helps to keep skin looking full and radiant.
Moisturizing Helps Control Eczema and Other Skin Conditions: If you are one of the 31.6 million Americans who suffer from some form of eczema, you know that an outbreak of this itchy, irritated skin can quickly ruin your day. Regular moisturizing can be an effective method for preventing eczema outbreaks, as well as soothing them if they do occur.
Dry skin is a common eczema trigger. Applying a moisturizer after a shower or bath helps to lock in moisture, improving your skin’s ability to act as a barrier against the outside environment. Avoid moisturizers that contain dyes, perfumes, alcohol, detergents, and other irritating ingredients: these junky chemicals can actually lead to irritation and an even bigger eczema flare-up. Instead, use an all-natural Shea Butter based moisturizer to nourish, soothe, and protect your skin.
Moisturizing Just Feels Great Is it silly to point out how good it feels to moisturize? We don’t think so! Enjoying the sensation and aroma of a smooth, rich, all-natural moisturizer can be sublime. Applying a luxurious moisturizer at the end of a long bubble bath is the perfect way to relax and unwind at the end of the day.
A sumptuous cream or body butter helps take care of your mind as well as your body, making moisturizing an effective way to care for your overall well being.
Up to 70% of fine lines and wrinkles are caused by dead skin build up!!🤔YES. Shocking, but true.🤷♀️
Your skin is constantly regrowing and if you’re not removing the old before the new grows, you’ll be left with bunched up and wrinkly skin!
🙈Ideally, we should be exfoliating 1-3 times a week. When we remove that top layer of dead skin, it is not only preventing fine lines and wrinkles, but it is also allowing your products that you use afterwards to
🙌So, that serum or moisturizer you put on afterwards is actually going to hydrate YOUR SKIN rather than just sit on that top layer of dead skin.
🙌🏻Also, it will help your make up to have a smoother and polished finished- so long as you are using good quality make up!
😉Top recommendations for exfoliating:
🔸Mineral Rich Peeling Gel (for face)
🔸 Salt and Oil Scrub (for neck down)
🔸 Salt Scrub (for neck down)
🔸Pure Salt Smoothing Body Exfoliator (neck down)
🤔Who already has one or more of these in your repertoire?!
🤔Who is going to add one in after this long and dry winter?!
Exfoliating can actually make you glow and will for sure brighten your skin.