Of course, slowing down is pretty hard. Everyone of us are such busy bees! But if you will find out that every time you are majorly stressed, chemicals in your skin's nerve endings are released into your skin and cause inflammation, practically speeding up the skin's aging process, you would definitely want to slow down! Those lines and wrinkles definitely won't go well with your new outfit or your new hair.
Looking radiant without spending anything is actually easy. Beating these "stress molecules" can be easy if you vow to do the following:
Have you ever felt so zonked out that you skip washing your face before sleeping just because you are so tired? I have. Quite a million times. It seems to be much of a hassle to spare a few minutes to wash your face when you can do it in the morning instead. But those few hours do make a difference, as I have found out, quite a million times, too. Failing to remove all the gunk in your face can cause enormous zits to suddenly develop overnight. And I am not even talking about having wrinkles. Cleaning your skin at night allows it to breathe, making it the best anti-aging regimen you will ever adapt. This can also prevent rashes (which I had, countless of times, just because I was too lazy to wash my face) and eye infections like pink eye. Seriously.
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Working out gives you the glow. You don't need to be doing Shaun T's "Insanity" (although his "Hip Hop Abs" may bring fun to your work out regimen). If you can't spare an hour for your workout time, you don't have to worry. It is not how long you do your exercise. It is how you do it regularly. Cortisol levels can go down by doing just 15 minutes of yoga stretches four or five times a week. If you go for a totally no-impact workout, you can meditate. Sit comfortably, close your eyes, take deep breaths, and relax every muscle in your body.
Relax, take a deep breath.
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Every time you are trying to rush, your body automatically goes into stress-reaction mode- your heart will beat like crazy and your blood pressure may rise. That is a signal to take deep breaths which may stop your nerve endings from shooting damaging neuropeptides. Try inhaling deeply, allowing the air to expand your abdomen, then exhale slowly while flattening your abdomen. Repeat a few times. Doing this will definitely calm you. Aileen of iHeart Good Health wrote a helpful post on the right way to breathe.
Finally, check your face in the mirror. You glow, girl!