Hey Rosettes, it's National Emotional Wellness month, and now is the perfect time to do a temperature check on your mental and emotional health. We all live busy lives full of to-do lists at work and home, but it's vital that what we do doesn't undermine how we feel.
Self-care is crucial to your complete well-being; believe it or not, beauty is linked to your emotional health. Research conducted by dermatologist and clinical psychologist Richard G. Fried, MD, Ph.D., FAAD, of Yardley, PA, highlights the connection between feelings and appearance. His work notes that failure to acknowledge negative emotions and feelings can affect how one looks, feels, and behaves.
During heightened stress and anxiety, physical symptoms can manifest as hair loss, acne, and nail breakage. This can perpetuate more negative feelings. So, if you're in a funk, give yourself permission to take time for yourself, relax and rejuvenate.
Here are our top picks to help ease your cares away.
Soaking in a warm bath
Have you ever taken a quiet, warm bath and felt terrific afterward? Well, there's a science to this. Research asserts that bathing helps increase blood flow and reduces the stress hormone cortisol. Not to mention, immersing yourself in water increases serotonin--releasing feelings of happiness while boosting your mood. For an added dose of zen, add three to five droplets of Camille Rose's Organic Honey Bath Elixir infused with rose water, honey, mallow flower, and more for a complete aromatic experience.
Your sense of smell is linked to passageways in the brain connected to memory and emotion. Fragrances alleviate stress and have a full-body effect – relaxing the mind and muscles. Investing in the right aroma makes a difference.
Research shows when stress overwhelms the body, corticotropin, glucocorticoids, and epinephrine go into overdrive. These hormones activate adrenaline in the body and, unfortunately, can show up on the skin. Since our skin is the largest organ in the body, it makes sense why it would be one of the first indicators of an internal balance.
Nothing is worse than acne and even atopic dermatitis flare-ups when you're not feeling your best. Combat your stress and pesky bumps with healthy ingredients. Camille Rose facial cleansing bars are infused with Tamanu, Coconut oil, and seaweed powder. All of these work together to penetrate the skin's barriers deeply, increase collagen production, speed up wound healing, and more.
Tantalizing hair and scalp massages
According to the American Massage Therapy Department, scalp massages decrease stress and blood pressure and impact mood. The next time you're feeling overwhelmed, try massaging your hair with Camille Rose oils for relaxation and hair growth. Try one of the team's newest members, the Black Castor Oil and Chebe Repair Oil, packed with coconut oil and chebe powder to keep your edges intact and your mind at ease.
Carving time out for yourself isn't selfish; it's self-full. While this month observes emotional wellness, we know this is a lifestyle here at Camille's Corner. Every day you deserve to indulge each of your senses.