One evening last week, I found myself in a bit of a stressful moment and I immediately went straight to my bathroom and began cleansing my face. At that moment, as soon as I began, I instantly took a deep breath as I felt the product touch my face. My pace immediately slowed and much of the tension I was feeling melted away. I became very aware of how quickly just starting my routine shifted my energy. I wasn’t consciously choosing to slow down, it happened automatically. As I contemplated my experience, I realized that the repetition, the strokes, the movements, the touch, etc., any actions of a routine, become familiar to the brain because the repetition is done consciously and regularly. This repetitive action has created a path way that the brain knows as security because it recognizes the routine and now the process triggers a message from the brain, and a biochemical release as well, telling us that we are SAFE. This is the body-mind connection playing out.
Our skin care routine calms, centers and grounds us, while it heals, rejuvenates and protects. Don’t underestimate the multidimensional power of your beauty self care routine -
Self care slows life down, affirms you are worthy, nurtures your vulnerabilities, and creates safety, and peace.