How Having a Skincare Routine Can Help With Anxiety

February 23, 2019

Many people deal with their anxiety in their own ways. The great part about that is that there is no right or wrong. There are plenty of things you can do that will help with your anxiety. What works for one person may not work for another person, and that’s okay. Some people’s perspectives of helping their anxiety is by working out, eating right or meditating. These are all great ideas However, if you’ve tried these ideas and it still does not help, that doesn’t mean those are the only ways. One of the ways to help with your anxiety is by having a skincare routine.

 

 

Having a skincare routine is definitely beneficial for your skin whether you have acne, inflammation or just want to get rid of any scars that you have.. When you’re doing your skincare routine, this is the time where you’re most likely by yourself. It’s relaxing and calming. If you’re feeling anxious, going to the bathroom or even a small place in your room to do your skincare routine can help to ease your mind s. You can also picture your “happy place” as well, in the case that you share a room or bathroom. It’s a great way to collect your thoughts and calm down. The reason for this is because when you’re focused on washing your face or putting on a face mask, your mind is occupied with your skincare routine instead of your other thoughts. Your skincare routine is a great distraction and a great way for you to escape your thoughts and to be occupied with something else for a bit.

 

With a skincare routine, you’re also able to take control. Plenty of times, people who are anxious or having anxiety often feel like it’s taking control over their lives. They often feel like they are incapable of making their own decisions. However, when you have a  skincare routine, you’re the one taking control. You’re the one choosing to ease your mind, even if it’s just for a short while. Having a skincare routine is perfect to change the narrative and to make you feel empowered. Often times when people are in control of their life, they feel like they are powerful and that they can do anything. So with a skincare routine, you’re getting rid of your negative thoughts, not letting your anxiety win.

 

One of the best reasons how having a skincare routine can help with anxiety is because it teaches you about mindfulness. When you’re doing your skincare routine, this is the time where you get to know your body, your emotions and be aware of how you are feeling. When you’re cleansing your skin and  massaging your products onto your skin, this is a great way to meditate and practice your breathing. Doing this also helps with your blood pressure and blood circulation, this will help with calming your nerves.

 

Whether you’re feeling anxious or need a moment to yourself, having a skincare routine is one of the ways that can help with anxiety. So if you haven’t started your journey in finding a skincare routine or if you’re still in the process of learning about which products work best for your skin, having one set in place in the long run is a great way to help you take control of one aspect of your life. Completing your skincare routine is also an accomplishment and win that can help you ease your mind. So if you haven’t thought about having one, it’s highly recommended.

 

My name is Linda Tran. I'm 24 years old from Boston and I'm majoring in Marketing with a concentration in Social Media at the Southern New Hampshire University. A fun fact about me is that I learned coding and HTML at the age of 11.

 

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