By Kaitlyn Sisco
One of the major causes of acne in all people is stress. Although stress cannot create acne, it can cause your already acne prone skin to flare up. The stress hormone causes the cells that create sebum, or the oily substance that mixes with dead skin cells, to clog up the pore. This leads to pimples or acne. One way to relieve this stress and prevent future breakouts is meditation. Meditation is when you find inner peace, and let go of all of the stress and problems that have been bothering you. You breathe in and out slowly, emptying your mind of those pesky thoughts that have you worried. Meditation has been proven to relieve stress, and even if stress is not your number one culprit of acne, meditation is bound to make you feel better and lift your spirits. There is no bad involving meditation. You can have a self-meditation or guided meditation; either way, if you just take time out of your day to escape from your troubled problems, it is bound to be helpful to your skin.
My skin has been really stressed out lately because of all of the homework I have and school related problems. Meditation has made a difference in my life. I want others to feel this difference too. I have been using a meditation app called “Breathe” that has guided my meditation experience because I, personally, am not that comfortable meditating by myself. I usually try to go in my room at the end of a long day for at least five to ten minutes to wind down before bed. This relieves all of the stress I had that day. Sometimes, when I want an extra relaxing day, I mediate as soon as I wake up in the morning. This allows me to have a clear mindset for the day, and although waking up earlier in the morning is not exactly what I prefer to do, I enjoy the rest of my day because of this. The app that I use allows you to pick your mood and then it chooses the best meditation for you at that time based on the mood that you just chose. I don’t meditate every day, but I would like to.
I have been meditating for a few weeks now and have definitely seen a difference in my skin. Meditation has made me a happier person in the spirit and a happier person regarding my skin. My acne has reduced in redness and in numbers. I love all of Banish’s products and in addition to meditation, I have been using their products. I now have close to perfect skin and couldn’t be any happier. I know this is the result of me not being stressed out. I can be almost worry free and almost acne free. It is a wonderful feeling, and I hope everyone can experience it. The best meditation music that I meditate to is nature sounds. These sounds just really relax me, and I know that I am getting the best meditation experience possible. Meditation does wonders for my life and my skin. I do not know what I would do without it.