Alive Magazine Fraser Coast

 

Have you ever been asked what are your strengths?

 

Most people answer with those things they are really good, the parts of their careers they have been successful in or the tasks they can complete quickly and efficiently. Few people dig deep into their personalities and share what gives them strength and the ability to carry on through hard times.

2020 has caused us all to muster up strength from within that we may not have realised existed. We very quickly had to reformat the way we did life every single day. This took resilience and courage with the ever-changing conditions.

Still, some things very quickly became apparent to me. Those who were able to refocus themselves into this new way of living under restrictions, and be happy doing so did similar things. They equally had a lot on their plates, and also prioritised time to themselves for self-care.

They were the Mum’s and Dad’s that worked from home whilst homeschooling. The business owners that suddenly found themselves in full throttle to save their livelihoods and those individuals isolated from interstate family and friends.

Their daily rituals of exercising, meditation, ensuring a healthy diet and looking after their bodies and minds were the keys to the strength they needed, to not just survive, but also thrive. These people, even today, in the lucky state we live in, where restrictions are continuing to ease, still carry on with these rituals.

In truth they were doing them long before Covid-19 hit us.

So if you’re looking to treat yourself with some self-care, let me help you out with a few skin and body strengthening tips.

  1. There are so many ways to strengthen your skin and body. Nourish the body and uplift the mind with good quality skin products like Eco TanDMK that offers a Strengthening Body Treatment – a luxurious treatment that works to hydrate and soften the skin.
  2. The most abundant protein in your body—and your skin—is collagen, and, unfortunately, our natural reserves of this essential protein deplete as we age. Totally Derma is chock-full of amino acids, which has been shown to promote our strength in our bodies. By ingesting the hydrolyzed collagen peptides, the supplement is absorbed by the body and can support the skin’s cellular renewal process, stimulating our cell’s fibroblasts (or what makes collagen and elastin in the body) – thereby promoting a healthy, glowing, firm complexion.
  3. Inadequate or disturbed sleep can wreak havoc on your skin. Research has shown that poor sleep quality can contribute to increased signs of skin ageing (fine lines and wrinkles) and compromised skin barrier function. As with water, eight hours is the standard rule of thumb for sleep, but always listen to your body.
  4. Until next time – keep up your strength!

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