People can get judgmental when it comes to the subject of beauty – after all, each person’s routine and preferences are unique and personal! For example, while some people pride themselves on not wearing makeup, others would feel quite naked without their “full face” on each morning. Both camps think they are right in their approach, but fortunately, there’s no wrong way to feel beautiful. Anything goes, as long as it makes you happy!
The reason we bring up makeup — and the wide spectrum of attitudes out there regarding it — is that beauty regimens are a legitimate type of self-care. Like bathing and eating a balanced diet, the little things we do to make ourselves feel beautiful or presentable to the world are an important part of taking care of ourselves. Now that most of us find ourselves working remotely, eating at home and staying in, we are more likely than ever to let our normal beauty routines slide, or disappear altogether.
Now, don’t get me wrong — giving yourself a break from makeup is healthy! You’re allowing your skin to rest. And I’m not suggesting you put on a full face of makeup, either, if that’s not your preference. Rather, it’s beneficial to keep up your beauty routine in some way, even if you’re the only person you’re going to see that day. There are countless benefits to maintaining routines, including self-care rituals like applying makeup. When life gets unpredictable, maintaining your personal self-care routine can be downright comforting.
But there’s more to it than that. Researchers have actually studied the psychological effects of one’s appearance — not just on how other people perceive you, but also on how YOU perceive yourself. Study subjects who were instructed to wear a doctor’s jacket reported feeling more competent and smarter. Fascinating, right? So it stands to reason that if you take the time to “put yourself together,” whatever that may look like, you’re actually helping yourself feel good that day, or, at the very least, increasing your chances of feeling good!
There are even more benefits to self-care, such as improving your ability to focus and improving your productivity. Makeup is just one example of self-care, but there are so many others, like showering every morning, wearing a fresh outfit instead of your PJs, eating healthy, exercising, keeping a tidy work space and so on.
Here at Semblance Medspa, it’s our passion to help you live your most vibrant life. Give us a call today at 518.599.0008 to learn more.