In today’s fast-paced modern world, taking care of our mental health is more important than ever. Regular exercise, meditation and prioritising a healthy and balanced diet are encouraged practices to look after mental wellbeing but following a skincare routine is often overlooked. Found to have a positive impact on our overall mood and mental health, skincare is an act of self-care that we’re all for.
To mark Mental Health Awareness Day, we have explored why following a skincare routine is good practice for looking after your mental health and the positive effects it can have on your overall well-being.
IT HELPS TO REDUCE STRESS AND ANXIETY
A skincare routine might seem like a throwaway wellness habit to some, but we think it is anything but. Humans are creatures of habit and committing to and following a skincare routine provides a sense of stability and predictability. Having a skincare routine helps to build a structured routine in our daily lives which is proven to help reduce stress and anxiety.
IT CREATES A SENSE OF CONTROL
Life can be unpredictable and leave us feeling stressed, worried and out of control which can easily lead to an imbalance in our mental health. Following a skincare routine is a way to build a sense of control in your life which can be empowering and help alleviate feelings of helplessness.
SKINCARE IS AN ACT OF SELF-LOVE
After long and stressful days, it’s easy to neglect self-care and it can be tempting to go straight to bed without washing your face. However, taking the time to care for your skin and apply skincare is an opportunity to show yourself some self-love, which is crucial for maintaining good mental health.
IT HELPS YOU TO BE PRESENT
When you’re pampering yourself, you have no option but to be present in the moment which is an opportunity to step away from worries and stress and instead, practice gratitude for having the opportunity to take care of yourself. Massaging serums and creams into your skin is also soothing and calming and can help you stay connected to the present moment and yourself.
IT’S A CONFIDENCE BOOSTER
Taking care of your skin can boost your self-esteem and confidence because when your skin looks and feels healthy, you are more likely to feel better about yourself. This increased self-confidence can have a positive effect on your mental health and overall well-being, leaving you in a more positive frame of mind.
A SIMPLE SELF-CARE RITUAL
At GLIST, we believe that following a skincare routine is much more than just a beauty regime and is in fact, a form of self-care that can have a profound impact on your mental health. Adding a sheet mask in to your routine just twice a week can help you achieve a naturally glowing complexion which can help you feel happier and more confident in your own skin. Our sheet masks are easy to apply and take only 20 minutes to show results, making them a simple way to build a self-care ritual into your life.