Showing off beautiful healthy skin not only depends on using the best brands, or choosing the most suitable products for your skin. Taking care of yourself on the inside is equally or even more important than on the outside, especially since factors such as stress or bad habits can lead to skin concerns such as premature aging. For that reason, we advocate you include mindfulness in your beauty routine, a technique that helps you focus on the present moment in order to calm your mind and reach a fully-balanced serenity, which will empower you to face your daily challenges with more concentration and energy. It can be easily integrated into your daily ritual. Would you like to know how?
TO BEGIN, LOOK AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR... AND SMILE
Taking care of your skin is a special ‘me time’; celebrate it with your best smile. In doing so, you use 42 facial muscles that send electrochemical signals to your nervous system. On seeing your smiling reflection, your brain releases endorphins, the famous neurotransmitters of happiness. This simple gesture will improve your mood immediately, so... why not include it as the first and last step of your beauty ritual? Feeling good means looking better.
Our fast pace of life generally forces us to do several tasks at once, even while we are waiting for an exfoliating peel to do it’s job. That is not necessary! Take advantage of the 15 minute peeling treatment, such as Diamond Glyco Extreme Peel , to stop and truly enjoy that break. Breathe deeply, paying full attention to the air you inhale and exhale. Count to 5 while you breathe in, hold the air in for a second and exhale slowly, counting to 6. When the treatment is over, you will feel that not only has your skin been renewed, but also your mind.
FACIAL MASK + BODY SCANNER =
Masks, such as the coveted Stabilizing Cleansing Mask also require exposure time which can be perfect for the practice of mindfulness exercises, one of which could be the body scanner. Once your mask has been applied, seat yourself in a comfortable position, either sitting with your back straight, or lying down. While your mask does its job (10-15 minutes), focus your mind on the different parts of your body; concentrate on each point for a few seconds, paying attention to your sensations. This will help you reach a calmer, more serene state that will be clearly reflected in your skin.
A BEAUTY MOMENT ENCOMPASSING THE 5 SENSES
When you put your daily cream on your fingertips before applying it, observe it carefully. Notice its color, its texture, its density; admire its transparency or shine, smell it and appreciate its fragrance, whether citric as in C+C Vitamin Cream or lavender, as in Diamond Extreme Eye . Then, close your eyes and gently massage the cream into your face. Feel how it melts on your fingers, how it penetrates your skin. Do the same thing with any other skincare product, for instance, facial oil. Clearing out all other thoughts and immersing yourself totally in what you are doing can lead you to an extraordinary state of peace and calm.
BEFORE BEDTIME: MEDITATE... WITH A GUIDE
A great time to practice mindfulness is before you go to sleep, right after applying your nightly essentials, such as Diamond Extreme Night Dual Treatment. A good technique is to close your eyes and put on your headphones with an app or guided meditation podcast. There are numerous options available: we suggest searching on the internet until you find a meditation guide that you really like. In the morning, you’ll be surprised how free of worries your mind feels and how rejuvenated and smooth your skin looks.
MINDFULNESS IN THE BEAUTY ROOM
To consolidate the benefits of mindfulness, take advantage of our The Mindful Touch treatment: a ground-breaking spa experience that combines mindfulness with virtual reality, the power of touch and the most exclusive skincare, all of which truly transform your skin and lead you to a deep sense of relaxation.