Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual
Beauty – much like the rest of the self-care industries – is experiencing a dramatic shift. Gone are the days of people believing that a special cream will solve all your skincare needs. Now, we are entering into a new, more rounded and complete approach to our beauty routine, incorporating physical, mental, emotional and spiritual approaches to beauty. And while these areas may seem separate, if they are out of balance, our wellbeing and beauty suffer. This is the next generation beauty regimen
. Are you making the shift?
Next Generation Beauty: Physical Approach
There are plenty of reasons to make your physical health a priority – from losing weight to eliminating toxins from your body. And all these have an additional payoff – healthy skin. When your heart is pumping from exercise, you are supplying your skin with a heavy dose of oxygenated blood. When you eat a plant-based diet, you are providing your skin with the nutrients it needs to fight environmental aggressors and regenerate effectively. When you have regular massages you encourage lymphatic drainage, which shuttles toxins out and away from your cells so that nutrients can easily travel in.
Physical approaches to beauty include:
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Exercise
- Natural and Organic Skincare Products
Next Generation Beauty: Mental Approach
The mind-body connection is no longer a myth. Scientific studies have shown repeatedly that how you mentally perceive the world, ultimately affects your health and wellness. Taking a minute to center yourself and breathe isn’t just good for reducing your stress level, it’s also great for your skin. Build your mental muscle – and experience improved beauty – through these healthy practices.
Mental approaches to beauty include:
- Positive Affirmations
- Adequate Sleep
- Deep Breathing
Next Generation Beauty: Emotional Approach
If you’ve ever blushed from embarrassment, you know that your emotional state can be reflected on your skin. Although cause and effect can be difficult to pin down, considerable data suggests that at least in some people stress and other emotional and psychological factors can activate or worsen certain skin conditions.
Emotional approaches to beauty include:
- Reducing Stress
- Emotional Processing
- Human Connection
Next Generation Beauty: Spiritual Approach
Ever heard of someone seeing something so beautiful they likened it to a spiritual experience? The art of making things beautiful goes back to the beginning of human consciousness, as far as we can tell. As humans, we seem to have an inherent nature to express ourselves through beauty – whether that’s a song, story or image. We use beauty to make sense of the world and its meaning.
Spiritual approaches to beauty include:
- Soul Searching
- Connection With Something Bigger Than You
- Chakra Balancing
Beauty is not just a physical experience. When we hear beauty call, it speaks to our mind, our heart and our soul. Once you breakthrough a solely superficial approach to beauty, you can experience your own beauty at new depths which will make you glow from within.
Sources: Live Your Truth, Women’s Health, StyleCaster, Harvard, Patheos