The Secrets of Mindful Beauty: Revolutionary Techniques in Anti-Aging and Self-Care

The Secrets of Mindful Beauty: Revolutionary Techniques in Anti-Aging and Self-Care


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If you think the answer to anti-aging and looking good comes from a jar, a salon, or a surgical procedure: think again. The best beauty treatment is in your own mind.

Did you know

Depression can give you wrinkles
Insomnia can cause sagging skin
Anxiety can increase reddening and skin rashes
Stress can result in acne and hair loss
and much more?

Discover the secrets of mindful beauty. Lose your permanent frown. Smooth your worried brow without Botox. Turn your sag lines into smile lines. These age-defying techniques have been specially created for a happier, more beautiful you.

Mindful beauty is a way of applying the practices of mindfulness to our physical health and well-being. Many of our routines around beauty lend themselves to mindfulness, and this will not only enhance the experience, but also have ongoing positive beautifying effects by reducing the stress and anxiety that can affect how we look and feel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510717695
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Reid Boyd: Reid Boyd has degrees in psychology and gender studies. She has taught interpersonal, communication, and personal development skills including meditation, self-awareness, self-care, and mindfulness at the university level for almost two decades.

Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd: Moncrieff-Boyd completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne. She has received training in several therapeutic disciplines, including mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy. She has experience working with women and adolescents experiencing body image problems.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Mindful Beauty Secret 1

Introduction: Discover Mindful Beauty 2

A Mother-Daughter Journey to Mindful Beauty 5

About Mindfulness 9

What Stress Looks Like: Take the Test 19

Five Pillars of Mindful Beauty 28

Part 2 The Mindful Beauty Treatments 33

1 Where You Dwell: Making Space for Mindful Beauty 34

2 Oxygenate Your Skin: Breathe Your Way to a Clear Complexion 40

3 Makeup with Mindfulness: Refocus Your Makeup and Skin Routine 48

4 Mirror a Loving Gaze: Developing Positive Regard 54

5 Beauty in a Bottle: Appreciating Cosmetic Artistry 62

6 Clear Cosmetic Clutter: Clarify Your Mind 68

7 Relax into Beauty 74

8 How Do I Look?: Target Ugly Thoughts 80

9 Face to Face with Your Feelings 86

10 Imperfect Beauty: Are You a Beauty Perfectionist? 94

11 When It's Not All Pretty: If You Experience Irritation, Continue Use 100

12 Anti-Aging Stress Management 108

13 Silence Your Inner Appearance Critic 118

14 Beauty Sleep: Better Bedtime Behavioers 124

15 See Fifty Shades of Pink: Add a Rosy Glow to Your Life 132

16 Embody the Seasons 140

17 Exercise Your Power: Moves for Body and Mind 146

18 Cast a Glamour: Mindful Beauty Affirmations 152

19 Your Beautiful Nature: Noticing What Is Around You 158

20 Daily Devotions to Beauty 164

Conclusion 171

Go with Grace: The Virtue of Beauty 171

Bibliotherapy 175

Family Favorites 175

Selected Resources and References 178

Acknowledgments 187

About the Authors 188

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