With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the holiday season is officially here. While the list of things to look forward to—great food, holiday parties, a few vacation days—is long and growing, perhaps the most important (and skin-friendly) is spending time with family and friends. Yes, that was not a typo … spending time with loved ones can actually improve your skin’s appearance.
Studies show that having a network of supportive relationships contributes to psychological well-being. And when you feel good, you look good. Benefits include increased endorphins, an improved immune system and even pain relief.
And it’s a process that grows exponentially. The happier you are and the healthier your skin looks, the more positively people around you will react to you. And the more positive people are towards you, the better you’ll feel.
Take stock of your life this holiday season and spend time reflecting on what you’re grateful for. From things big to things small, we all have positive forces in our life that are worth appreciating. Focus on what counts, sideline unnecessary stresses and stay in the moment as you connect with friends and family. You might be surprised by the happiness that comes from being grateful for what you already have.
Wishing you truly happy holidays,
Dr. Katie Rodan