Nature: Your new “all-in-one” Formula for the Best Skin Care and Health Regime
At SunWindSnow, we are all about healthy and beautiful skin, healthy aging, keeping active, and enjoying the outdoors. Are you worried about meeting all of these goals with success? Well, they’re all connected! Wondering how?
The health and the appearance of your skin is a reflection of your overall health.
Being active and exercising regularly is proven to make you healthier and is the best medicine to ward off the signs of aging.
Being outdoors, makes everything better, including your skin!
Mother Nature can be your best therapist at times.
A few years ago, I went through a hard period in my life. I had the help of a great therapist and some understanding friends, but I was struggling to get on with my life and barely made it out of bed some days, let alone to work. That period was when I truly realized the healing power of nature. Every day, whether (weather) sun, wind, snow or rain I got out and took a long walk in the woods by my house. Some days I was deep inside my own mind, and others I became absorbed in the wonder and beauty around me.
No matter where my mind was, each day I returned from my walk in a far better place. Eventually, I rebounded- stronger, more confident, happier, and better than before. Nature was my great therapy and still is.
I recently read a statistic that was quite disturbing. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has figured out that, on average, Americans spend 93% of their time indoors.
That’s 87% inside and 6% in cars. Yikes!!!
This is especially sad because if there is one thing that researchers can agree on it’s that spending time outdoors in nature is good for you. Really good.
How is nature good for your skin?
Fresh air allows your skin to breathe better.
Interactions with nature lowers your stress levels which means that those pesky surges of cortisol that prematurely age your skin are reduced.
Nature also helps to lower your inflammation levels which means less damaging free radicals and better functioning skin.
You’ll experience a natural elevation of your mood because spending time in nature allows you a more positive outlook.
Experiencing nature can help improve your short term memory
- Improving your mental health by relieving anxiety and depression. More than 10 studies have shown improved self-esteem and elevated mood after time spent outdoors.
- Elevated energy levels, improved focus, and flourishing creativity.
- Potential boost in the immune system.
Being outside just feels good! If you haven’t spent time outside lately, don’t be discouraged!
All you need is a few small steps to get started. Begin your morning with some SPF moisturizer and a quick 10-15 minute stroll through the park, your neighborhood or your favorite walking path.
With all those benefits, it’s hard to say no.