The experts at Marietta Plastic Surgery are always here for your aesthetic and medspa needs, but it’s important to prioritize your mental health and wellness, too. A little bit of self-care can go a long way in reducing stress and creating a happier, more naturally radiant you.
Here are 10 self-care tips from Marietta Plastic Surgery to help you live your most gorgeous life:
Catch your Zzzz’s
Beauty sleep is a real thing! Not getting enough sleep has been linked to higher stress levels, more wrinkles, and the dreaded undereye circles. While dermal fillers can definitely help with bags under the eyes, it’s best to aim for 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Develop a nighttime routine and stick to the same bedtime every night. Pro tip: a silk eye mask and new PJ’s will have you snoozing in style!
Get moving every day
Getting your heart rate up every day is great for reducing stress and staying healthy. Regular exercise also increases blood flow, which helps create a naturally rosy glow. If you can’t make it to the gym, look for classes online. You can find plenty of free options, but consider supporting a local instructor and purchasing a class or two.
Exploring the great outdoors and soaking up some Vitamin D can help boost your mood. Take a walk around your neighborhood, hike a nearby trail, or cultivate your green thumb and do some gardening. Grab some headphones and listen to your favorite music or podcast, and don’t forget your sunscreen!
If you don’t currently practice mindfulness or meditation, now is a great time to start. Whether you prefer guided meditation or breathing exercises, there are a variety of mindfulness apps to help you stay in touch with your mental well-being and reduce anxiety and stress.
Find a hobby
Always wanted to learn how to paint or become a better chef? Finding a fun, creative outlet is good for your mental health, and you might just find a lifelong hobby! Try something new, or make some time for an old hobby you used to love.
Take a technology break
Information overload can make anyone anxious. Allow yourself to unplug from social media and take a break from your phone if you’re feeling stressed. Technology sabbaticals have grown in popularity over the past few years, and you might find taking a break helps you relax and recharge.
Take some time every day to reflect on what you’re most thankful for. Keeping a gratitude journal has been scientifically proven to improve your mental health, and it can help you feel more grounded. Set a reminder every day for a quick journaling session, and reflect on how you feel after jotting down your thoughts.
Refine your skincare routine
Eat a balanced diet
Eating well is key to happier skin and higher energy levels. You don’t have to be on a diet, just be sure to eat a mix of fruits, colorful veggies, and lean proteins. Check out our Healthy Recipes board on Pinterest for inspiration. P.S. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water, too!
Re-commit to yourself
When was the last time you really thought about your goals? It can be helpful to set benchmarks for your future goals, whatever they may be. Writing down your goals in a place you see every day or creating a mood board can help you visualize success. You’ve got this!
We hope you enjoyed these self-care tips. Marietta Plastic Surgery is proud to be your choice for cosmetic procedures in Marietta and Woodstock, GA. We believe in “the art of enhancement,” helping your natural beauty shine through with the use of advanced techniques.
If you haven’t yet perfected your skincare routine, it’s important to learn what products are right for your skin type and put them into practice. Need some advice? Our experts can help with customized product recommendations! Set aside time in the morning and the evening to establish a self-care ritual, and you’ll be glowing in no time. Shop skincare at Marietta Plastic Surgery.
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