8 Beauty Benefits of Meditation
Stress is a major part of our daily life, and that’s why we need a way to release some of that tension, otherwise, the whole body starts to succumb to aging, and the wrinkles become more visible. While it’s true that topical products are great for enhancing beauty and slowing the aging process, there are other ways to enhance beauty without putting anything on your skin. Meditation is one of the best ways to release tension in the cells, and it works wonders on your skin. Here are 8 beauty benefits of meditation and why you should meditate every day:
- Meditation reduces stress levels
This is important because having high-stress levels can wear down your body and mind, and make it hard to look good. Spending just 20 minutes in silent meditation can make a huge difference to your appearance thanks to its ability to release tension in the cells, and this should be the first step of your beauty regimen, otherwise, you will need a whole bunch of beauty products to conceal the effects of stress.
Meditation can improve skin conditions
Are you worried that wrinkles and fine lines are starting to show? No matter the cause, you can improve skin condition through meditation. Collagen levels tend to drop over time, and as the muscles tense and skin loses its glow, then wrinkles become more visible. Blood vessels can constrict and deprive the skin of vital nutrients – but spending just 20 minutes in meditation can improve the tone, color, and moisture in the skin.
Meditation prevents hair loss
Hair loss and a change in nail texture are both linked to lifestyle, which is why we recommend taking up meditation as a way to maintain mindful awareness of your daily choices. When we fail to drink enough water, consume too much caffeine and forge to use moisturizer, all these small mistakes lead to poor skin condition, stress, and premature aging. Mediating regularly reminds you to take care of yourself, and because of that, the hair gets all the nourishment it needs.
Meditation improves sleep
Sleep is absolutely important in beauty, and meditation is an effective way to teach yourself to fall asleep. It works because meditation requires your mind and body to calm down, and this is what eventually improves sleep quality – the fact that you’re able to relax more easily.
Meditation boosts your creative power
OK, perhaps this isn’t directly related to how you look, but who doesn’t want to be creative? The whole concept of expressing beauty is about creativity, and meditation will cause you to reach deeper into the hinterlands of your psyche, and access the power of your subconscious for higher creative output. There is a ton of beauty and originality just simmering beneath the noisy parts of your mind. Know who you are
Want to know what real beauty feels like? Well, for one, you must know who you are, and the old sages always emphasized the importance of silent meditation in finding yourself. Don’t be surprised if weeks of quiet contemplation causes you to unload a ton of unhealthy energy, because that’s the clutter of life coming off of you. Practice meditation every day to become more centered, and to find your inner truth.
Boost Your Confidence
Once you’ve grounded yourself in meditation, your confidence levels will start to increase because you will have found your place in the world. Knowing where you belong in the world and who you are will lead you to develop more authority and it will be attractive because we love confidence. If you’ve found the world a bit frightening in the past, then it will do you a world of good to be properly rooted, and meditation will get you there.
Meditation will boost your immune system
Think of all the skin infections that people struggle with today- whether its acne, eczema, psoriasis; or just the usual dryness that leads to other serious conditions. These conditions can be avoided if your body is strong enough to maintain proper functioning in the skin cells. When the immune system is compromised, you’re more likely to have pimples, dry skin, and other opportunistic infections that make people look awful.
Become more approachable
If meditation allows you to discover who you are, then it also makes you see people in a new light. This is part of beauty and attraction – a person who is confident and full of smiles appears more attractive to the world, and they tend to get a positive response from people in general. Practice meditation to enhance blood flow, lymphatic flow, oxygenation, and for your mental wellbeing.
There you have it. If you want more beautiful skin without the tell-tale signs of stress, learn to meditate and make it a practice to meditate on a daily basis. There are many more benefits that you will discover as you become faithful to the practice.
About the Author
Dr. Sean Daneshmand has been nominated as a “Top Doctor in San Diego” as published in San Diego Magazine continuously since 2008-2018. He has also completed extensive training in Aesthetic procedures including Vaser Liposelection and has been the Medical Director of Ageless and beautiful Medical Spa since May 2005.