None of us is ever totally satisfied with our external self. There are always challenges to overcome and things that we wish we could change. Unfortunately, as we get older, certain aspects of our bodies start to break down, and this can increase our dissatisfaction with our appearance. One problem that many of us run into is that our skin begins to lose that youthful vibrancy that we may still feel in our hearts. Looking into the mirror and looking into our own soul starts to become two different endeavors.
Fortunately, there is a lot that can be done about this natural phenomena. Firstly, when we see ourselves and our skin, we can see our relationship with our bodies and our self-conscious nature as a challenge that can be exhilarating and fun. A good approach is to work with it and embrace it.
That mere boost of attitude will do a lot for your skin, especially in the face and around the eyes. When we are exuberant and excited, it puts less strain on the places in our face where lines and wrinkles, imperfections and blemishes tend to be problems. Plus, when we have a good attitude about ourselves, the rest of the work doesn’t seem like such a chore.
Next, exfoliation is key. All it takes is a gentle scrub of the problem areas a couple of times a week. Just massage your skin gently to give the pores and glands some attention. This can work wonders for tired skin.
Dry brushing increases the blood flow which helps everything from heart health to varicose veins. Gear up your lymphatic system and flush out the fluids and toxins that are causing dull looking skin. Just give yourself a little attention and enjoy a gentle self-applied massage.
The products you use on your skin are also important. Lotions or eye and face creams are really a personal decision. Some trial and error may be necessary in order to find the right combination of ingredients and products that are right for you. The more natural the product the better it is not only for your skin but also for your health. Try something new and don’t just stay with the same old stuff just because it’s what you have always used. Your body changes, so should your products. Let your skin take a few test runs to see what it reacts the best to.
There are times when your eyes can look a little tired. You can get them back to looking like you have slept for 10 hours or more within 10 minutes or less. Green tea is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Wet two green tea bags in cool water and place on your tired eyes for five minutes.
Apart from that, as we’ve all heard time and again, the healthier your general lifestyle is, the better the other aspects of your life can become. If you make a few small changes in diet and exercise, it can greatly increase your physical health, attitude, and overall vitality, helping you to live a longer, better looking existence.