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How to calm your nervous system to get glowing skin

Your central nervous system is the center of everything.

Stress can be your worst enemy when it comes to keeping your skin flawless. When you feel anxious about something, your central nervous system (which consists of nerve cells, the brain and spinal cord) goes into fight or flight mode, triggering a release of hormones like cortisol, adrenaline and norepinephrine. These hormones can cause acne, premature wrinkles, and dry skin – nothing that will give you radiant skin! However, if you find ways to soothe your central nervous system, you’ll feel calmer and look even more beautiful. Below you’ll find 4 ways:

Meditation: It’s been proven that meditation can soothe your nerves and slow down your breathing and heart rate, which helps you feel less anxious and stressed. The more you do it, the better! All it takes is a few minutes a day to feel the effects.

Float therapy: John C. Lily, a medical practitioner and neuropsychiatrist developed and studied sensory deprivation float tanks back in the 1950s. From his experiments he determined that 90% of the central nervous system’s workload comes from external stimuli, like light and sound. When these stimuli are removed, your nervous system can relax, lowering your stress levels in the process. The bonus of float therapy is that the Epsom salts in the water will leave you with softer skin! Just be sure to follow up with some body lotion.

Reflexology: In the late 1800s, Sir Charles Scott Sherrington discovered the connection between the skin and the nervous system.. When certain pressure points are pushed on the feet, the hands and even the ears, a message is sent to the central nervous system to relax, making the whole body feel calmer.

Increase your Vitamin C intake: Research shows that Vitamin C can help reduce cortisol levels. Add plenty of blueberries and strawberries to your smoothie breakfast bowls to get your daily dose of the vitamin and to fight free radicals for youthful-looking skin.

If you focus on calming your central nervous system every day, stress won’t stand a chance trying to dull your shine! And if you want to enhance your outer glow even further, add a few drops of Liquid Glow Skin Best to your favorite face cream.

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