Taking care of everything on and in our bodies can be a hard challenge. There’s a lot to consider; it’s not just our health that we are putting to the forefront of our minds most of the time, as our beauty, personality, and intelligence are also things that are constantly worked upon alongside it. There are some people who obviously pick which one that they would like to make a priority, but for those who aren’t quite sure of which route to take, looking after the basics will ensure that you won’t have to worry too much about the rest of it.
Your Mental Health
The discussion of mental health has come a long way in the last century. It used to be a completely taboo subject, with those who were in a poor state of mental health being stigmatized and ostracized from society. Nowadays, we as a generation are a lot more sensitive to the effects that different mental illnesses can have on people, and are also aware of not only how it manifests itself (we are more likely to be able to spot the signs of somebody not being in a good state of mental health now than we were fifty years ago, for example) but also just how common it is. The more that we allow ourselves the healing time that our brain needs to be able to work out and overcome overwhelming situations, the better chance that we are giving ourselves.
Our skin counts for a lot – it is the biggest organ on our body, after all. We put our skin through so much, so it’s no wonder that sometimes it can rebel to let us know that something isn’t quite right. The more that we listen to what it’s trying to tell us, the more that we can get on top of the problem. Learning how to take care of your skin isn’t a hard thing to do, especially now that we have the internet on our side. The more that we get into a good skincare routine, the more that we are laying ourselves a good base; not just for makeup, but for everything else besides. Our skin helps to protect us no matter what, so the least we could do is give a little something back.
The general rule is that the more water you drink, the bigger gift that you are giving to your body. We are 60% water, and if we are not replenishing what we are losing on a daily basis then we are not doing our body – or brain – any favors. It’s what helps our brain function, keeps us moving and gets our organs operating the way that they should – including our skin. As long as we ensure that we are drinking at least the recommended amount every day (which is at least sixty-four fluid ounces), that’s the least that we can do to cover a whole lot of bases that would otherwise need a lot of top-up attention.