Skin + Mental Health
Emotional wellbeing is super important in everything we do so ensuring your routines are benefitting that, will be life changing!
Pampering yourself doesn’t only benefit your skin but also your mental health. In simple terms, committing to a consistent routine that benefits your bodies largest organ (your skin) will deliver structure to your daily routine and benefit your psychological well-being.
Self-care is a full package and comes from the inside out. Feeling in control of your skincare routine can give you the control you need to tackle your mental health. In many ways your skin is a reflection of your internal health. When our skin feels good, we tend to feel more confident. There are many ways that skincare routines impact your mental health, read on to find out how.
Having a skincare routine to start and end your day provides stability.
Coming out of the pandemic is a difficult transition for many people so by implementing some consistency and routines into your life it can provide an anchor. Those routines include healthy eating, habits, exercise, journaling, and skin care. These are critical for overall health and wellbeing for your mind and body! In a study published in June 2018 in the Lancet Psychiatry, researchers found that people who have less consistent routines throughout the active parts of their day were more likely to suffer from major depressive and bipolar disorders, mood problems, loneliness, and less happiness.
These routines make you feel accomplished in your days even if it is the least that you do. Knowing you are caring for your skin is a goal reached every day in itself, making you feel productive and confident. Reap the benefits of your habits!
A skincare routine can reduce stress
It is common to feel stressed and anxious from everyday aggressors. This is something that a skincare routine can help with. Experts have found that following a simple three-step routine can lower the amount of cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, in your body by up to 83%.
There are many reasons for this. In addition to a skincare routine being calming and encouraging mindfulness, the way in which you massage your face when applying a product lowers your heart rate and reduces feelings of anxiety.
A skincare routine makes you feel more confident
Confidence give you a positive outlook on your life, and positivity gives you better mental health. There are many ways confidence is boosted, one of those is your skincare routine. Taking 5 minutes out of your busy schedule to simply nurture your skin will boost your self-worth, trust us! Life is complicated, don’t complicate it any more with lengthy routines. 3 basic steps is all you need to reap the benefits. Cleanse, hydrate and protect. Wash your face day and night, moisturise, and protect with an SPF from pollutants we all face day-to-day.
Consistency is key! Once you find your products, create a habit of your skincare routine!
A mindful skincare routine can be fun!
Everyone needs a little fun in their life! Once you find some amazing products, doing your routine can be a fun activity to start and end your day. Experimenting with masks, strips and new products can be super exciting. Not only does it create happiness in your bathroom, it also encourages new conversations and social activity with your friends! Finding a great new product and sharing it with friends can create a whole new social activity for you and your friends to indulge in together! Keeping up with your personal relationships can improve your mental health greatly!
Have an at home spa day to boost those happy hormones in your brain!
Skincare routines encourages you to prioritize your self
Putting yourself first can become difficult when you are feeling low and anxious. You can be easily exhausted by everything else going on in our fast-paced lives that we lead now a days. Finding just 5 minutes every day to put yourself first and practice self-love will be vital in your mental health journey.
Too often, we neglect the importance of doing small things to make ourselves feel happy. Skin care is an easy step onto the pathway of practicing much more significant acts of self-care. Taking your “me time” every day will give you a more positive attitude and help you feel more confident about taking on life’s challenges.
Today’s society can be tough on us mentally with the pressures to succeed personally and professionally, sometimes keeping up with the daily news can be exhausting. We live in an anxiety-prone society. It’s easy to get overwhelmed to the point where the nearly constant tension begins to take its toll on your mental health. By taking time to create habits, routines, and self-care rituals it will improve your wellbeing and mental health. Don’t doubt the power of self-care when it comes to your mental health! Give it a go today and see how you feel…
Simplicity matters as much as the habit itself. The simpler the routine, the more likely we are to stick to it. What is your best habit? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @communitysixtysix to join our community, so we can create healthy habits, together.
Your Daily Routine with Community Sixty-Six
Step 1: Cleanse your face
You need the right cleanser for your skin type - head over to our product page if you're unsure which cleanser is right for you.
Step 2: Moisturize
Pair our C66 moisturizer with your cleanser - head over to our product page if you're unsure which moisturizer is right for you.
Step 3: Protect + Prevent
The last step for achieving healthy skin. Protect it from the sun with our SPF 30, and prevent fine lines with our Hydrating Eye Cream.