Beauty Begins the Moment You Decide to be Yourself
August 06, 2020
Living intentionally manifests beauty. A delicate balance of proper routine, self care (including adequate sleep and nutrition), and responsible planning and preparation in all aspects of your life provides the opportunity to shine your light from the inside out. You can bring about beauty and share beauty with the world through your lifestyle choices and everyday actions and decisions. An evening skincare routine is one of the best ways to set yourself up for success the next day. Read on for examples and a professional skincare clinician’s nightly routine.
How you live your days and years dramatically affects how you look and feel. Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, yet is not always a visible attribute. Ideally exuding from within, beauty has become the placeholder for a superficial global preoccupation of one of the simplest personal manifestations: the legacy you leave for the world to remember. Yet, beyond the mind’s eye, beauty is actually driven from internal factors. Lifestyle and self-reflection directly impact how each person cares for the largest organ of the body: the skin.
During the day, breath, exercise, and nutrition bring nutrients circuitously around the body and support the internal organs while we work and play. After pumping and filtering all day long your heart and lungs are at rest at night, therefore the skin delights in its’ own showtime while resting. Skin is busy rejuvenating and regenerating as you sleep. Cellular turnover increases during rest as does dispersion and elimination of toxins. In the evening, as the critical organs of the body take on more of a resting state, the skin has its time to shine.
Home-care including efficient and intentional cleansing, exfoliating, and toning prepares the skin for this time of restoration and health. Serums and moisturizers assist cells in doing what they are best at: healing, refreshing, and restoring the structure to protect and nourish the body inside and out. The skin is able to respond without additional stress, rather enhanced by proper skincare choices. For example, through the care taken while cleansing, touching, protecting and correcting the skin with toxin-free products. Eyes and lips are quite often forgotten and rarely appreciated for all the movement they and the muscles and skin surrounding them endure on a daily basis and it’s important to care for them as well. Routines that are consistent and thorough allow for the most efficient and effective restoration, rejuvenation and regeneration of skin cells possible.
Here’s an example of a skin care clinician’s favorite nighttime natural skincare routine:
Lots of water (add lemon!) to sip and a plan made in advance to allow for good night’s rest.
Additional products can be added when needed based on the state of skin. Should you have questions or want a variety of routines to incorporate into your budding beauty and health regimen, consult with a local professional esthetician.