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You’ve heard that 2023 is all about wellness, but what does this elusive-sounding term really mean? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines wellness as “the quality or state of being in good health, especially as an actively sought goal” We agree that it is a worthwhile endeavor, especially in the complex world we live in today. Wellness includes a three-pronged approach to living life healthfully. It involves your mind, body, and spirit. Focusing your efforts on improving each of these three areas can produce a happy byproduct - improved health and skin appearance.
Mind Body Connection
The mind and body connection is a powerful thing. What we think and feel is reflected on our skin and bodies. As you cultivate mental, physical, and spiritual wellness, you will begin to feel more vibrant and exhibit improved skin health. When even one area is lacking, like a mobile that is out of balance - you become wobbly and off-kilter, spinning out of control. But when you dedicate your energies equally to all three, newfound well-being is possible. Want to feel more connected and balanced? Then, check out this multi-faceted approach to help you discover a new, improved you in 2023.
Ever notice how people ask you if you are okay when you have “the blues.” Or how about when you feel on top of the world and people inquire about what you did last night with a knowing wink? That is because your skin and body language broadcast what is happening inside, good and bad. So, if vanity inspires you to take charge of your mental wellness, we won’t discourage you! But just what is mental wellness? According to the Global Wellness Institute, it is that inner “resource that helps us think, feel, connect, and function…” When you are mentally well, you have the resilience to weather stressors with grace, thrive, and have mental energy left over to grow as an individual. If you had to take your mental “temperature”, what would it be? If you find that you aren't as happy as you’d like to be, get too easily stressed, and are too exhausted to work on yourself, use that information as fuel to start transforming your self-view. But if you discover that you don’t know who you really are or don’t love or even like yourself, consider enlisting the help of a professional to guide you toward improved mental health and wellness.
Changing how we perceive ourselves can be daunting or downright scary, making baby steps versus a complete overhaul the best approach. As you embark on your mental wellness journey seeking a new way forward to uncover a healthier version of yourself, we encourage you to stay uniquely you - just better! A solid beginning includes accepting yourself right where you are today. Like each and every one of us, you are perfectly imperfect and lovable just the way you are! But this doesn't mean you stop trying to improve. Striving to be just 1% better than the day before will enable you to string together a few incrementally better days. With stress management techniques, adequate sleep, work-life balance, and mood-boosting activities, before you know it, you will hardly recognize the person reflected at you in the mirror.
The brain and body connection is real, with physical wellness influencing how we feel emotionally and spiritually, and vice versa. Physical wellness involves caring for and strengthening your body. Regular exercise, a healthy diet, routine annual physical exams, and getting preventive testing are essential to ensuring optimal physical health. Moving your body and eating healthful foods are positive daily actions that can impact your total wellness. But worrying about your health, being sedentary, and choosing foods universally recognized as unhealthy can be to your body’s detriment. And when your body is not operating at 100%, your spiritual or mental wellness may suffer, as well. Disregarding physical wellness can appear as worry lines, breakouts, and a sallow, dull or flakey complexion. Conversely, obsession with a perfect physique at the expense of your mental and spiritual wellness makes the whole picture incomplete. As in everything, balance and moderation are key!
If the word "spirituality" makes you uncomfortable, understand that it is not synonymous with a specific religion or belief in a particular deity. However, confusing spirituality with religion is easy to do. There is more than one way to understand and put spirituality into practice. Many struggle to comprehend spirituality’s meaning and place since it lies beyond intellectual reason or hard science. Think of it as the simple belief in something larger than ourselves that we can call on, to make sense of what we cannot understand. Whatever you choose to believe in, or not, is a personal choice that can affect your physical and mental wellness. Tapping into spirituality can be an excellent resource to free you up from chronic worry that takes a toll on your health. It is no coincidence that the negative effects of stress also tend to show up on your skin in the form of acne, rosacea, and early signs of aging.
Skincare for Wellness
As the skin is your largest organ and vital for your well-being, choosing and using natural skin care for face and body is an excellent way to foster physical wellness and more. To support your wellness journey, Pevonia has always believed in the power of wellness and formulates clean skincare products aimed at promoting well-being for our customers and the planet. Choosing clean beauty formulas that are right for your skin - not your daughter’s or your best friend’s, will help you fine-tune your wellness mission and promote a healthier skin barrier. So, if drugstore face wipes and moisturizers have become your skincare go-to, there is an opportunity for improvement. Unfortunately, many of those products are laden with harmful, dehydrating chemicals that do not provide the quality cleansing and moisturizing your skin and body deserve.
Incorporate aromatherapy into any skincare regimen to soak up its powerful wellness properties. Our De-Stress Escape Aromatic Oil is infused with Lavender, Grapefruit, and Rose Essential Oils to bestow a soothing, clarifying aroma that calms the senses and decongests the complexion while relieving dryness. Our aromatherapy natural bath products are equally beneficial to the mind and body. With natural options that refrain from Artificial Fragrances, there is a natural body wash, bubble bath, and body moisturizer for everyone’s scent preferences. The symbiotic relationship between all these factors adds up to total wellness. Making room for skincare is a form of self-care that goes far deeper than what people see on the outside. Conversely, your mental, physical, and spiritual wellness are revealed in your complexion. Focusing on taking care of your mind, moving your body, and finding meaning in your life produces an inner beauty that supersedes traditional definitions of outward beauty. Want to maximize results for your healthiest skin ever? Boost skin health with an in-depth consultation for your ideal products and professional treatments. Complement your devoted efforts to follow your skincare routine at home by visiting Find A Spa for an oasis near you offering the following wellness-centric Pevonia treatments:
- Aromatherapy Facial – Dry Skin or Sensitive Skin
- Anti-Free Radicals Mask Treatment
- Serenity, Vitality, Recovery, or Clarity Aromatherapy Massage