5 benefits of self-care
Calendars are packed, your family is busy, and work is taking off. Sometimes it’s difficult, or feels almost impossible, to even think about squeezing in time to pamper yourself. No matter what your lifestyle is like, we tend to push self-care to the bottom of our to-do list. Eastland Face & Body cares about your well-being and is dedicated to making you look and feel your best, even during the busiest of times. Here are 5 reasons why you should come in to our med spa and let us pamper you, or at least start with a soothing bath at home.
Improves stress management
Everyone handles stress in different ways and our daily sources of stress can come from a variety of responsibilities including work, relationships, and personal struggles. Stress can cause anything from headaches to anxiety, and can even worsen pre-existing conditions. Men and women who routinely take care of themselves tend to have an easier time coping with life’s stressors. Taking time to relax, whether you’re getting a facial or pedicure, triggers the production of feel-good hormones such as oxytocin and serotonin. Reducing stress can improve blood pressure, reduce muscle tension, and enhance concentration and mood.
It’s true what they say about loving yourself first before you love others! When you have high levels of stress or just don’t feel good about your appearance, that can take a toll on your emotional well-being. Feeling self-conscious or being stuck in a bad mood can affect your personal and work relationships more than you realize. Scheduling in self-care to your calendar can give you much needed pampering time that you might not even realize you need. Taking time to take care of yourself can also help you become a better caregiver, whether you’re a mom, dad, spouse, or are tending to your elderly parents. If you don’t spend time on you, and always put others first, you can get burned out or bitter.
Boosts your immune system
Slowing down and taking care of yourself is shown to have a direct impact on your health. Although taking a bubble bath won’t lower your bad cholesterol, it can definitely make you a healthier person, all around. Taking time to rest and relax will help you have more restful sleep and you may even get the cold and flu less often because your body won’t be so rundown. There are studies that state that self-care activates your parasympathetic nervous system, which means that when you rest, your body goes into a rejuvenation mode, helping to fortify your immune system. So, let’s just say that self-care is all part of the equation to looking your best, feeling your best, and being the healthiest version of you.
Lifts body image
We are our own worst critics. Even if our husband tells us we’re beautiful or our friends assure us that we looked great last weekend, we always tend to find the flaws in the mirror before we notice good things about ourselves. Getting rid of those wrinkles that make you self-conscious or treating those spider veins that make you wear pants all summer can help you feel good about yourself, which will directly impact other parts of your life. Looking good is not just about appearance; it’s about feeling good and being happy in your own skin. Simply improving your complexion with a facial might be just the trick you need this month so that you feel strong and confident heading into summer.
Helps you reflect
Depending on your lifestyle, you may not get much alone time between family, work, and other obligations or relationships. No matter if you love being around people or are a little more introverted, alone time is beneficial for everyone. Whether you’re getting a facial or are simply soaking in the tub at home, it gives you time to reflect on your day, relationships, or goals. It’s not just your body that needs a break, but sometimes the mind also needs time off to unwind and recharge. Don’t want to think at all? That’s an option, too. Alone time is the perfect time to meditate and slough off the stressors of the week.
It’s time to bring that self-care item back to the top of your to-do list! Eastland Face & Body is your partner for self-care that makes you feel better inside and out! Make an appointment with us today to start a new self-care routine that’s a good fit for you and your lifestyle.