Are There Emotional Benefits to Skincare? Huffpo Says Yes

Life can be pretty overwhelming at times; work responsibilities, housework, social obligations and more add up, taking a toll on your emotional well being. It’s no wonder the self-care trend is gaining ground—but that doesn’t mean it is easy to find the time to care for yourself mentally and physically.

The good news is you can tend to your mind and body at the same time, without it taking a bite out of your schedule. According to this article on Huffington Post, simply caring for your skin on a daily basis can improve mental health. Here’s what we found out.

Building self-care into your routine

It turns out that every time you take a quiet moment for yourself, you’re making a positive impact on your emotional well being. And building those quiet moments into your routine is a great way to reduce stress every day.

“Anything that makes you feel good is usually a means of self-care. That can include getting enough sleep, taking the time to exercise or getting proper nutrition.”—Patricia Normand, Psychiatrist and Director of Integrated Health and Wellness at Rush University Medical Center

There’s no need to dream up an elaborate at home-spa plan; in fact, you’re likely to reap more benefits by adopting a plan that’s easy to repeat. Simply set aside a few minutes every morning and night for skincare to boost your skin and your mood. The key is making it into a quiet, personal ritual—whether you follow a multi-step routine with lots of different products or simply wash your face and apply moisturizer.

In addition to the benefits we’ve already mentioned, taking time for skincare might even inspire you to fit more self-care practices into your life. Read the full article to learn more about the psychological benefits of skincare.

Want to make sure your skincare routine is actually good for your skin too? We can help.

If you’d like to substantially improve your skin’s appearance in addition to supporting your mental wellbeing, it’s important to use high quality products. As a board certified plastic surgeon in Richmond, Dr. Stephen Chen can help you choose fitting and effective medical-grade skincare products for your skin. We also offer skin-boosting treatments including microneedling and laser skin resurfacing at our Richmond office. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your skin glow.

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