Natural products have many powerful therapeutic properties for the Skin and Body. Some ingredients are even holistic in that they have a Therapeutic effect on the whole person, Body, Mind and Emotions.
Many of us have so many responsibilities in life that we forget to take care of ourselves. And while it’s hard to prioritize something like taking a bath when you have so many other priorities in life, Self Care is an important aspect of stress management. A massage, soak in the tub or other forms of pampering revitalize you inside and out. And taking time out to treat your body like the temple it is has other benefits.
Make Time for You:
While different people have varying degrees of introversion and extroversion, having some time along is important for most people’s functioning. When you’re relaxing by yourself, it’s much easier to slip into a state of quiet meditation, enjoy some self-reflection, or let your problems work themselves out in the back of your mind, without taking all of your focused concentration.
Giving your body some special treatment is a natural way to relieve stress. Other than keeping your skin soft and your body in good repair, spa-related activities like massage and warm baths have been known to sooth even small colicky babies like nothing else. Such activities continue to be effective tools for relaxation as we get older, but we sometimes forget to utilize them.
Once you’ve decided it’s time to start nurturing yourself and your body, be sure to block off some time where you won’t be interrupted.
Stress is frequently talked about, but what exactly is it? Stress is an imbalance between your current coping abilities and the expectations or demands placed on you, including demands that you place on yourself — both real and perceived.
The symptoms of excessive stress can include:
Mental — forgetfulness, cynicism, negativism, self-criticism
Emotional — irritability, low frustration tolerance, decreased empathy, anxiety, depression
Physical — fatigue, tightness of neck or back, stomach aches, headaches
Behavioral — interpersonal conflict, proneness to accidents, decreased productivity, sleep disturbance (increased or decreased sleep), appetite disturbance (eating more or less), decreased involvement with others, or isolation
Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin — and a healthy state of mind — take steps to manage your stress. Get enough sleep, set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things You enjoy. The results might be more dramatic than you expect.