Mr. Webster defines “rejuvenate” as “to make young or youthful again”. While we often think of rejuvenation as something of a cure – and something a skin care specialist does to our skin – feeling young or youthful can in fact start from within, and radiate not just from our core but from our skin as well!
The reasoning behind is that the less stressful we are, the less it shows on our skin. So do your skin – and yourself – a favor by making these practices a daily habit.
First and foremost, relax and breathe. Tension causes rapid and shallow breathing, and deprives your brain of that all-important oxygen. Give yourself full belly-breaths when tension starts to creep in to help clear your head. There’s even an alternate nostril breathing technique that is said to help calm an agitated mind and balances both hemispheres of the brain.
2. Eat mindfully
Nothing upsets your digestive system more than shoveling spoonfuls of food at a time without a pause. The result is not just indigestion but a less appreciation of the nuances of flavor and taste. Allow yourself space to enjoy the texture, the smells, and the subtleties that often escape you when you eat and multi-task at the same time. By chewing your food slowly, deliberately, you are giving your brain time to register when you are full, and your digestive system a favor by feeding it easily digestible bits.
3. Get at least 7 hours of sleep
Want to look like you’ve just stepped out of an aesthetic laser clinic? Then have at least 7 hours of sleep! Nothing beats restorative sleep to benefit your mental health and not surprisingly your skin as well. Not only does lack of sleep correlate to reduced concentration and focus during work hours, lack of sleep also leads to dull and old-looking skin (because your body hasn’t had a chance to do its repair work that’s usually carried out in sleep). Your sebaceous gland, responsible for producing a waxy substance that keeps your skin plump and moist, is most active when you’re asleep.
4. Seek nature sounds
City dwelling leaves its toll on your nervous system (man-made sounds rev up your adrenaline and keeps you on your toes at all time), so seek the sounds of water, wind, birds and silence. Not only will you increase your appreciation for everything natural, nature sounds will also decrease your crankiness that city life brings.
5. Smile and have a positive attitude
They say that when you smile often, your wrinkles will be in the right places when you age. (Unless you want it to be removed by a 10-minute Botulinum Toxin (or more commonly known as Botox) wrinkle treatment that is.) Smiling nonetheless, will not only to help to cheer up your spirit but also give you a positive attitude! Doing begets thinking, and thinking begets doing. Before you know it, you smile because you feel more optimistic and it makes your face radiant!
Remove those frown lines by removing clutter! Set aside a few minutes each day to keep a semblance of normalcy in your workplace or home, and you will be that much more productive. And set aside time for de-cluttering your emotional and psychological life for a less stressful existence.
7. Spend some “Me” time
And if you want to really feel and look your best without looking like you’ve had work done, there are “quick-fixes” that are made with natural an absorbable thread lift procedure that gently pulls up and tightens sagging skin without any recovery time needed. Silhouette Soft and PDO Thread Lift procedure have become a much sought after procedure in aesthetic clinics in Singapore because it can be performed on your lunch break, has minimal downtime and without any risk unlike surgery. It’s been approved by US FDA for use on cheeks and lower jaw, while medical clinic Singapore patients have seen improvements on necks and eyebrows.
On the other hand, if you want an hour of pampering yet rejuvenating “Me” time, try having an Anti-aging Skin Rejuvenation Facial that provides a combination of Microdermabrasion to remove dead skin cells and TriLipo to firm and tighten the skin leaving you feel refreshed and youthful naturally.