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Could an enlightened headspace really be the key to reaching a serene and calm state of skin?
All together now: ahhhhhhh.
Close your eyes, inhale deeply, exhale slowly... If this mini meditation doesn`t take the edge off, delightful skin treatments might do the trick. As it turns out, body products infused with the comforting scent of thyme are a wonderful way of helping to quieten an overactive mind.
Despite today`s technical boom, practices that tap into calming serenity rituals are generating a real buzz among people. As the mindfulness industry grows by the day, it indicates what we long for most right now – a peaceful, calm state of mind; and as it turns out, it really might start skin deep.
Here`s a tip for reaching the bliss of wellbeing: to get a mindfulness experience out of your beauty ritual, you must do it with intention. Focus on what the cream feels and smells like, concentrate on your skin`s texture and temperature. This turns your daily beauty routine into a sensory experience you`ll enjoy a whole lot more.
THE SCIENCE OF WELLBEING
A study from Umeå University in Sweden revealed that human skin is smarter than we think. Before sending information to the brain, neurons in the human skin perform advanced calculations. This discovery gives new importance to the nerve endings in the skin.
TRENDING NOW: RESEARCH IN NEUROAGEING
The skin is the largest organ of the body. The network of millions of nerve endings extends throughout the skin layers. Medical research has demonstrated that nerves are subjected to ageing as with other cellular types; this process is called neurodegeneration.
In the skin, nerves continuously communicate with other cells. When exposed to neuroageing, nerves release messengers that eventually accelerate skin ageing.
NEURO WELLBEING BIO-COMPLEX
BRAIN-ACTIVE MOLECULE STIMULATES HAPPINESS
Carvacrol from Thyme
Thyme is a herb used for therapeutic, aromatic and gastronomic purposes due to its richness in active substances, such as carvacrol. Neuro-research data suggests that carvacrol is a brain-active molecule that clearly influences neuron activity through the modulation of neurotransmitters. When used for seven consecutive days, it was able to increase dopamine and serotonin (happiness hormones) levels. Evidence shows that, if regularly administered in low concentrations, it stimulates feelings of well-being.
PROTECTS THE SKIN FROM NEUROAGEING
Protects the skin’s extra‐cellular matrix (collagen, elastin) from the toxicity of neuroageing. Synthesis of collagen is increased 4x and synthesis of elastin is increased 8x compared to neuroaged conditions.
NEURO WELLBEING BIO-COMPLEX
Lightweight moisture-boosting formula that hydrates and rejuvenates the skin leaving it irresistibly soft and smooth. Enriched with a luxurious blend of softening oat extract and aromatic essences of jasmine and meadowsweet, it also enhances the sense of wellbeing.
Rich, nutritious and intensely hydrating body cream. Formulated with mineral-rich horsetail and antioxidant-loaded thyme and lemon balm, it helps to rejuvenate and restore your skin’s elasticity leaving it soft, supple, resilient and smooth.
This article was originally published in the first edition of N-BEAUTY, journal of organic beauty by MÁDARA Organic Skin Care.