One Way To Better Your Skin This Thanksgiving Without Spending Money

 

It’s simple. Especially this time of year. It’s called gratitude.

grat·i·tude
noun
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return the kindness.

Before you start to carve that Turkey or bake that pie, let us share a few reasons gratitude is great for your skin.

It Helps You Sleep

Anything that helps your overall health will inadvertently benefit your skin. Getting quality sleep (and a healthy amount of it) directly impacts your skin.

We were thrilled to see then that people who practice gratitude were scientifically proven to sleep better. One study from Berkley found that practicing gratitude increased your quality of sleep by 25%. So the next time you’re looking to catch some beauty sleep, maybe reflect on a few things you’re grateful for before bed.

It Increases Happiness

Actively expressing gratitude makes a huge impact on your happiness. In fact, researchers found that people who wrote in a gratitude journal had an overall increase in happiness compared to those that did not. You’re probably thinking, “Great! But how does this improve my skin?” Well, they call them frown-lines for a reason.

Happiness is proven to give us a number of health benefits, great skin being just one of them. Practicing a positive mindset and having a grateful spirit, can help keep your hormones in check. That means hormonal imbalances that cause your skin to break out won’t be such an issue.

It Reduces Stress

While we’re on the subject of mood, gratitude has also shown to reduce a person’s stress levels. Stress wreaks havoc on your skin. Practicing gratitude regularly helps to keep stress levels in balance, avoiding the spikes in cortisol, which contributes to acne. Gratitude acts as an antidote to all the crazy things that life might throw at you. And who’s kidding, we could all stand to de-stress this time of year.

Now that you know all of the great ways gratitude helps your skin, the next step is to cultivate it.

Here are a few ideas to try this Thanksgiving:

Keep A Journal

Journaling is an outlet for people to express their thoughts, feelings, and yes, gratitude. Just by jotting down a few things that you are grateful for each day your happiness is shown to improve by 10%. Dan Harris would be so proud.

Give a Gift

Show someone what they mean to you with a small gift that is unique to them. Giving makes you feel grateful to do something nice for someone else. Sometimes it can be something as simple as a greeting card.

Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to give back to others in need. It is also a time for self-reflection, often making you feel grateful for the things you have in life. Instead of focusing on yourself, focus your energy on others not only benefits you but also the people you are helping.

Talk To Someone

When all else fails, words of gratitude can make someone’s day. Whether it’s a friend, co-worker, or loved one, express to them how much they mean to you. Saying “thank you” is such an easy thing to do. Don’t miss the opportunity to share this phrase with others.

 

 

With that, we’d like to say “THANK YOU” to all of you who are reading this blog and to all of our customers who continually choose Pamela Metamorphosis.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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