It’s a struggle finding something that works for your acne. There are a lot of things on the market. It can be tough knowing if something is going to work for you, and if it does, the side effects can sometimes be just as bad as the acne, right? That’s why I want to give you some solid advice on what’s worked best for myself and my clients.
First, a question. If you went to a dermatologist for your acne, and he or she gave you some pills and said, “Take one of these every day. Not only is it going to help your acne, but the side effects are going calm your anxiety, reduce your stress, and make you happier.”
Would you take that pill?
I’m guessing you absolutely would.
Now what if your dermatologist offered you something with those exact benefits, but the prescription he wrote said, “Sit down and meditate for 10 minutes a day.” Would you do that?
You would probably doubt if that would actually help, right?
It’s funny to me that most people are likely to trust a pill or a cream to fix their skin, but are really hesitant to believe that something as simple as sitting down and relaxing for a little while could help at all.
But the truth is, it does. Meditation and relaxation calms your central nervous system. It allows your body to go into healing mode and it balances hormones. All of that definitely helps your skin.
Now, I can’t write you a prescription, but I can offer you no better, simple, easy to implement, no side effects treatment for your acne.
So I want you to shift your perspective and give this a chance, just try it for 30 days. You have nothing to lose.
Your Skin Therapy Homework:
Set aside one minute right now. That’s it, one minute. Grab your phone, open up the clock, set your timer for one minute. Turn off all other distractions, close your eyes and just breathe. Focus on the feeling of air coming into and out of your lungs. Count your breaths, one, two, three. Then start over. One, two, three.
Your brain will wonder. You’ll think, “This is weird. Is this doing anything? I don’t see how this will help. Is the minute up yet? What am I going to have for lunch? Did I take the dog out this morning? Oh, I need to get dog food.”
That’s ok. Every time you catch your thoughts wondering, refocus on the feeling of the air coming into and out of your lungs. Count your breaths. It’s just one minute, but it’s a great minute.
Do that every day. Next week, do 2 minutes. The week after that, try 5. Get to a point where you’re sitting down for at least 10 minutes every day. Everyone has 10 minutes.
Give this a shot for 30 days. You won’t be disappointed.
(Want to know more about meditating? Check out this post as well!)
Until next time.