Gratitude: Your Secret to Healthy, Beautiful Skin

Gratitude is on our plates this week as we celebrate Thanksgiving. But it’s much more than a one-day thing.

Did you know that being thankful is one of the most powerful anti-aging ingredients you can add to your daily skin care routine? It’s true. The overall health benefits of gratitude — physical, mental, spiritual — are well documented, and these benefits carry through right down to the cellular level.

feature-2015-detail-infographic-gratitude-274x168Click here to see a handy infographic from Kaiser Permanente that demonstrates the power of gratitude and how you can harness it in your everyday life.

Better sleep. More exercise. Stress reduction. A stronger immune system. Better relationships. Each one of these blessings of counting your blessings can show up on your face as clearer skin, fewer stress wrinkles, and a more youthful glow.

Especially this year, when we’ve come through an unusually contentious election season that’s left all of us with a few more frown lines, getting into the habit of appreciation can do wonders to lower blood pressure and restore bruised friendships. We recommend you start right now acknowledging the people and things and situations for which you give thanks. Don’t stop after the last piece of Thanksgiving pumpkin pie is enjoyed (or virtuously declined). Make gratitude a part of your daily personal care regimen, and see the results in your mirror almost instantly. Now that’s something to be grateful for!

At Comprehensive Dermatology Center of Pasadena, we give thanks for you, our loyal patients, at this time of year and in every season. We wish you and those you love a Happy Thanksgiving — and we’ll be ready right after the holiday to take your calls for CoolSculpting to freeze away that extra piece of pie!