Mahatma Gandhi once very truly said, “a man is a product of his thoughts”. Coco Chanel, the icon of fashion and fragrance also withheld the belief that real and long lasting beauty comes from within which is further enhanced with proper training as long as one feels good and confident in his own skin and wears a positive attitude. Many other icons have carried forward the belief that ‘happy girls are the prettiest girls’; all of them reiterating the importance of letting happy and positive thoughts dwell in your mind rather than give room to negative thoughts in your mind and soul.
It has been scientifically proven that a positive mind and approach to life leads to a healthier and radiant skin. Positive thoughts and relaxed minds are like a vitamin boost for your skin and helps as an immunity booster for the skin.
To understand the relationship between positivity of mind and the wellness of your skin, there are some basics that need to be understood:
1.Your skin mirrors your emotions:
Do you ever feel that you get your ugly acne and unjustified boils whenever you are feeling sad, or negative. The PH of the skin suddenly goes for a toss when our mind is not in the right frame of mind. Stress and negative thoughts even darken your skin tone far more than what the UV rays of the sun can. While human mind can never be free from problems, it is important to balance out negatives with positives. When you know you are stressed, it becomes all the more crucial for you to practice simple breathing and meditation exercises. These stress relieving exercises are known to have a deep impact in calming the mind by increasing the oxygen supply in the body.
2.Stress and anxiety affect the skin color and the body energy levels:
Deadlines, exam pressures, dealing with relationship problems are very few of the many stress and anxiety issues that affect our minds. Did you know every time you are stressed or your mind thinks negative, it puts your internal system of a hormonal rollercoaster that first thing impacts your skin tone. Negative emotions make your body resilient to stressors and affect your body’s ability to release neurohormones that combat the stress hormones. These hormones as the result give your skin a tired and worn out look and make your energy levels go down immensely. The next time you see the dark circles increasing you know the root cause lies within.
3.Positive thoughts substitute the world’s most powerful skin cream:
To stay young and beautiful, you don’t need a botox; to keep your skin spot free, you don’t need a spot corrector; all that you need to inject is your mind with some positive thoughts. Positivity of mind is the best help and remedy to obtain clean and problem free skin. Exercise, morning walks and everything that can help you relax will leave your skin feeling fresh always. Staying hydrated helps you wash away toxins that build negativity in your system and also help in keeping the skin fresh and young longer.
4.Positive thoughts are a result of positive habits:
Positivity of mind is not different from positivity in practices. What you practice will determine the health of your body and mind. An individual who practices healthy habits produces far more stress fighting hormones than the ones who don’t. Breathing negative habits like smoking, only harm your body and mind’s stress fighting ability, in turn, affecting your skin and system. Always wear your self-confidence and look at yourself as the best solution for your own problems.
Always remember doing what you love will help you stay positive and happy and hence invest most of the time in doing what you are passionate about. Staying happy and positive is the best that you can give your skin and your beautiful skin will only stay thankful to you for the same.