How often do you take time to step back from your busy lifestyle and unwind? Self-care is vital for a healthy body and mind, and summer is the perfect time to build on your self-care practices.
Self-care does not have one definition because it refers to any activities that give your body and mind time to rest, relax, and reset from busy activities. This includes physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual forms of self-care. The mind and body are closely interconnected. A healthy body helps your brain work properly and maintain a positive mindset; the same is true for a good mindset and its impact on bodily functions.
During the summer, work and school slow down children are off from school. Warm weather creates many opportunities to get outside. It’s the perfect time to practice self-care and take some time for yourself!
Daily walks, especially in green spaces surrounded by nature, are a great way to lower your stress and keep yourself enjoying relaxation. Additional activities like hiking, running, playing basketball in the park, and practicing yoga outside are also fun ways to stay active without having to go to the gym.
In-person social interaction has been scientifically proven to boost brain health, mood, and even physical health. This summer, put down the phone and make plans for barbeques, pool parties, or beach trips with your friends.
Giving your mind and body time to rest is just as important as socialization. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by obligations and an excess of summer plans, remember that it is okay to say “no” so that you can take time for yourself. Meditation, journaling, reading, and watching TV are all great ways to unwind and engage with multiple forms of self-care.
Having summer clothes that fit properly can help you maintain a positive body image, especially in the summer when people often wear more revealing clothes like swimwear and shorts. Remember that clothes should fit your body, not the other way around, so don’t feel like you must fit into a certain size or style.
Remembering to stay hydrated is especially important in the hot and humid summer months. Dehydration can make you feel dizzy and tired, and these are uncomfortable symptoms that no one wants to experience. The amount of water that each person needs varies but try keeping a large water bottle with you as a reminder to drink water. Hydration can also come from water-rich fruits and vegetables like cucumbers or watermelon.
Oftentimes summer brings the benefit of more flexible hours. Having a routine is still important. A lack of a routine can become overwhelming and make it difficult to maintain healthy habits. Creating a loose schedule with your daily habits and self-care practices like meditation, journaling, or reading can help you feel more grounded.
Skincare treatments are a form of physical self-care, and we offer several treatments to rejuvenate healthy, youthful-looking skin. Consider the following treatments for self-care this summer:
Δερματικά πληρωτικά are a popular aesthetic treatment used to improve age-related volume loss and fill in deep facial wrinkles. We offer a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers to hydrate and plump the skin with natural-looking results that can last up to 18 months, depending on the product used for your treatment.
Botox® is another type of injectable known as a neuromodulator. It uses αλλαντική τοξίνη type A to temporarily relax the muscles and smooth fine lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Botox® can be used to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, vertical forehead lines, fine lines around the mouth, and more!
Πρόσωπο ThermiSmooth® is a radiofrequency skin tightening treatment that combats signs of aging by stimulating collagen production. Collagen and elastin are proteins in the skin that give it elasticity, firmness, and volume. Natural aging causes collagen production to slow, leading to sagging skin and deep wrinkles. ThermiSmooth® lifts and tightens this sagging skin to improve the look of hollow cheeks, jowls, laugh lines, droopy eyelids, and more.
During the summer, there is less hustle and bustle and more time to relax. You might have more free time to explore self-care activities and develop a routine that can guide you into the busier holiday season. There are many easy and free ways to care for your mind and body and we encourage you to take advantage of the warm summer months by developing a self-care strategy that works for you.
Tideline Center for Health & Aesthetics is dedicated to improving your overall health and wellness. Προγραμματίστε ένα ραντεβού with our expert team to learn more about aesthetic procedures and rejuvenating therapies to include in your customized self-care plan.
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