So, what’s “conscious beauty,” you’re wondering? We’re glad you asked!
We think it’s about caring for yourself and for the world around you in a thoughtful and inspired way. In doing so, you’re recognizing your innate beauty and the beauty of your existence. The best part? It’s something we can all practice from now on.
Here are some of our favorite ways to do so:
Do you know how beautiful you are? Loving your SKIN is a conscious choice – and one that is a reflection of both inner and outer beauty. After all, the way we treat our skin is the way we treat our higher selves. But doing so shouldn’t be a high-drama, high-cost affair. It should be a simple, loving practice that happens from the outside in and the inside out. We created Vooqo aka Melli to serve that idea: Our one-stop-shop organic beauty products works with – not against – your innate biology to provide your skin with just what it needs, just when it needs it. The result? A clean and natural all-in-one solution that is formulated to consciously and carefully care for you.
The expression “get your beauty rest” exists for a reason. Getting a good night’s rest is one of the key to feeling good and looking good, too. In fact, studies have shown that sleep deprivation is linked to premature aging of the skin as well as a higher propensity for obesity. Good sleepers have also been shown to be more resilient when faced with environmental stressors. If that weren’t compelling enough, getting shut-eye has been consistently notedas the key to optimal brain functioning, memory retention and overall happiness. Our advice? Aim for at least seven hours a night and make your sleep a priority – even if it means turning off your favorite TV show early or skipping out on that 4 P.M. latte.
Yeah, baby. This is an easy and fun one to practice. Research has shown that kissing, hugging and touching can do everything from boosting your mood to lowering your cholesterol. This feel-good activity activates the reward-oriented areas of your brain, plus releases the hormone oxytocin, which can enhance your capacity for love. Even if you don’t have a lover right now, smooch your pet, hug your family and hold hands with your friends. We promise you’ll feel better instantly.
While “indulging” can have some guilty connotations, we think that it’s an important part of maintaining your overall since of well-being and balance – plus it can actually lead to a healthier you. For example, studies have pointed out that restrictive diets can lead to overeating, promote isolation (bye, bye dinners out) and promote feelings of guilt. So, go ahead and regularly (and healthfully) indulge in that glass of wine with friends or slice of pizza after a long week. Cheers!
Exploring – even if its within your own city, town or backyard – is an integral part of self-growth and learning. That’s why it’s important to never stop being curious and inquisitive. The way you practice exploration can be up to you: It can be as simple as turning over a rock in your neighborhood park or as elaborate as booking that solo trip to Morocco. Bottom line: If you explore each and every day, you’ll never find yourself bored. And that’s something you can feel really good about.
Follow these steps to open the door to a happier more conscious life.