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How do you attract positive energy and good luck?

You may think it’s impossible. After all, when something lucky happens to you, it probably seems pretty “out of the blue,” and like you did nothing to cause it.

But scientists have been exploring this idea of luck for a while, and they’ve found that lucky people have several habits in common—habits that you can adopt too!

We’re exploring this in this post because we know that positive energy—which is part of good luck—is beneficial for your skin and your overall appearance.

How you feel and how your skin looks are so intertwined that there is now a new field in skincare called “psychodermatology,” in which professionals examine how skin disease affects emotions and vice versa.

Chronic stress, for instance, has been connected to the aggravation of multiple skin diseases, including psoriasis, acne, atopic dermatitis, wound healing, and even the acceleration of aging. Positive emotions, on the other hand, are linked with improved healing, lower risk for disease, healthier weight, and even longer life.

So let’s ditch the stress and find out how to attract more positive energy and good luck!

1. To Attract Positive Energy and Good Luck, Be More Optimistic!

According to a recent study, positive people are more likely to find success in life. In other words, optimism makes you lucky!

Richard Wiseman, a professor of psychology at the University of Hertfordshire and the bestselling author of books such as Luck Factor has studied luck extensively and determined that it is something you can change by changing your thoughts and behavior.

One way to do that is to expect good fortune. When you expect things to go well, you’re more likely to try new things, follow through on opportunities, and persevere in your goals.

Studies have also shown that being optimistic can relieve stress—a definite plus for your skin—and is associated with better health and a lower chance of disease.

To cultivate more optimism, make a point to acknowledge all the good things that are happening to you (make a gratitude list!), and picture yourself experiencing even more of these in the future.

2. Trust Your Gut for More Good Luck

In Wiseman’s research, he found that almost 90 percent of lucky people regularly trusted their intuition when it came to relationships, while 80 percent said it played a vital role in their career choices.

Trusting your gut feeling and going with your intuition seems to be an important factor in creating luck. Lucky people are more likely to notice and act upon their gut feelings, and as they do so, gain practice in using that intuition, which further benefits them in the future.

The key is to learn how to listen and interpret the signals your mind and body send you. Those who are unlucky tend to ignore these or are afraid to rely on their intuition. Try reading some books or taking some classes on intuition, then see if your luck improves.

Good Luck Charm3. To Attract Positive Energy and Good Luck, Create a Good Luck Charm!

You may be surprised to learn that lucky people tend to be a little superstitious. They often carry good luck charms with them and rely on them to help them improve their performance either on the job, in a sport, or when challenged cognitively.

According to science, these good luck charms seem to work. They do so because they seem to inspire confidence and self-assurance, which can lead to success. Other research also suggests that if you think you’re lucky—even if it’s because of a talisman of some sort—you’re more likely to be lucky.

In one study, researchers from the University of Cologne investigated the power of mystical charms. They asked volunteers to take part in an experiment and bring a lucky charm with them. These ranged from stuffed animals to wedding rings and lucky stones. At the start of the experiment, the researchers took the charms away to study them, then returned only half of them.

Then they asked the volunteers to perform a memory test. Those who had their charm with them performed better than those who didn’t. They also felt more confident and set higher goals for themselves.

What’s your good luck charm? If you have one, feel free to use it more often. If not, think about what might feel lucky to you.

4. To Attract Positive Energy and Good Luck, Pay Attention to the Energy You’re Emitting

Think about what happens when you go out into the world feeling grouchy, irritated, and stressed. How do you appear to other people? Are you frowning, walking quickly, or mumbling to yourself? How do you treat other people? Do you snap at them, or try to ignore them so you don’t have to talk to them?

It is true that what you put out into the world, you get back. If you’re putting out positive vibes, love energy, and happy signals, others are going to respond in kind. If you’re doing the opposite, expect more bad luck to visit you.

It’s no accident that when you’re feeling stressed and irritated that you’re more likely to stub your toe or get into a car accident. If you find yourself feeling this way, stop and do something to dissipate those negative feelings. Talk them out into your cell phone’s recorder, journal about them for five minutes, or simply take in a few deep breaths and exhale that negative energy.

Then ask yourself how you’d prefer to greet this day and change your outlook. Notice the good things around you. Put a smile on your face. Enjoy your skincare routine and make yourself look as beautiful as you can. Soon you’ll find your luck changing.

Lemons and Lemonade5. To Attract Positive Energy and Good Luck, Use Lemons to Make Lemonade

Even lucky people aren’t always lucky. In his research, Wiseman found that when bad things do happen to these folks, they don’t dwell on it. Instead, they turn it around and try to find the silver lining in those clouds.

We all have a choice when experiencing bad luck: we can either give in and complain about how bad things are, or we can find the good in the experience and keep going.

You’ve probably had bad experiences that in the end, helped you become stronger or taught you something important. Something good may have come out of those experiences too—things you couldn’t predict at the time.

So the key is, to sum up your courage and keep going, because good luck may be just around the corner. Expect it. It’s coming. In the meantime, you can go for a walk, enjoy a revitalizing skin mask, or call up a good friend to help yourself feel better.

How do you attract positive energy and good luck?

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Have you ever considered that holistic wellness may be good for your skin?

Usually, we’re focused on erasing fine lines and wrinkles, plumping up volume, and fading hyperpigmentation.

But what you’re missing from your skincare routine could have more to do with your overall health than you thought.

What is Holistic Wellness?

Holistic wellness is the practice of maintaining health in a holistic way, by taking into consideration not just the condition of the body, but the mind and spirit as well.

Whereas Western medicine has focused mostly on physical symptoms and diseases for decades, other forms of medicine have commonly looked at the whole person instead. They understand that mental and emotional health can have a big impact on physical health, and vice-versa.

Holistic wellness has become more popular in the west lately as we come to see health in a broader sense. We now know that all the dimensions of a person are inextricably connected. Stress, for instance, can exacerbate health issues and even cause skin reactions. Diet can affect your emotions, and gut health can determine how well your immune system works.

So when we’re talking about holistic wellness, we’re talking about taking everything into consideration when trying to be the best versions of ourselves we can be.

What Does Holistic Wellness Have to Do With Skin Health?

The skin is the largest organ we have. It is highly affected by everything else in our lives, including our diet, exercise, environment, mental health, and emotional health.

We’ve presented several examples of this on this blog:

We’ve shown you how emotions can affect the condition of your skin, and how gratitude can improve overall skin wellness.

As you can see, we’re big believers in holistic wellness and how it affects the skin! In fact, though we sell skincare products, holistic wellness is at the cornerstone of our mission here at CV Skinlabs.

7 Holistic Wellness Practices That Can Improve Your Skin

Holistic wellness is a lifestyle approach to health and balance. Practicing it is likely to help improve the condition of your skin in a natural way.

1. Eat Your Skin Beautiful

A nutritious diet is the cornerstone of holistic wellness. What you feed your body affects everything—your physical being, emotions, mental functioning, and your skin.

For your overall health and your skin health, follow these general good-eating tips:

  • Limit foods that spike blood sugar levels, including sweets, white bread and pasta, processed foods, soda, and high-sugar items.
  • Get enough fiber. Most Americans don’t, and it’s critical for good digestion, heart health, and balancing blood sugar levels—which helps the skin.
  • Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables—they contain all the nutrients we need to avoid disease and stay healthy. They also help the skin fight off environmental assaults.
  • Choose healthy fats—they help plump up the skin from the inside out while promoting soft, smooth skin and preventing dryness. Look for nuts and seeds, avocados, olive oil, and fatty fish.
  • Avoid very salty foods—they aren’t good for your cardiovascular system and they can make you look puffy.
  • Limit alcohol—it’s drying for your body and your skin.

2. Drink Your Skin Hydrated

Many people don’t drink enough water these days, particularly during the cold winter months, when our sense of thirst isn’t as accurate.

Water hydrates your body and keeps your cells operating optimally, but it also hydrates your skin from the inside out. Water also maintains energy and prevents headaches.

Wellness Stress Relief3. Reduce Stress for Smooth Skin

Chronic, ongoing stress quickly translates into dry, reactive skin. It’s also horrible for your heart, gut, and mental health.

Yet it’s unrealistic to think that you can live without stress. The solution is to practice a stress-relieving activity every day, without fail. Some good options include:

  • Daily exercise. Take a walk!
  • Meditation
  • Journaling
  • Art therapy
  • Listening to calming music
  • Crafting
  • Spending time with people you care about
  • Deep breathing
  • At-home spa with a skin mask and a candle

4. Sleep Your Skin Strong

Good quality rest is key to good health and young-looking skin. Even one night of sleep deprivation can make your fine lines and wrinkles look more noticeable, say nothing of undereye puffiness. Getting enough sleep, on the other hand, allows your skin the time it needs to repair itself, keeping the outer barrier strong and resilient.

A chronic lack of sleep has also been linked to other problems, including weight gain, cardiovascular disease, and even early death.

Practice a relaxing nighttime routine that helps your body and slow down and get ready to sleep.

  • Keep all technology out of the bedroom. Stop using your cell phone, computer, and television at least an hour before bed.
  • Read, take a warm bath, listen to soothing music, or do something equally relaxing before bed.
  • Keep your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet.
  • Make sure your mattress is supportive. Realize that most wear out after 5-8 years.

5. Spruce Up Your Environment

Think about where you spend most of your time. Are your spaces nourishing and comforting, or do they add to your stress and anxiety?

Your home, especially, should be somewhere you can go to relax and feel completely yourself. The more your environment supports who you are and where you want to go in life, the healthier you will be overall.

This isn’t about spending lots of money to makeover your kitchen or put in new carpet (though if you need to do that, feel free). It’s more about making sure your space feels right to you.

Maybe you need to add some soothing colors to your living room or drop in a splash of yellow to liven it up. Maybe some new artwork on the walls, a few meaningful knick-knacks, or a new easy chair would make it feel more like the retreat you need.

Some houseplants could help clear the air, or an air purifier might battle indoor air pollution. Or maybe your skincare cabinet could use an update, as you ditch those products filled with harsh chemicals and choose more natural wholesome products.

Use your imagination to find ways to make your everyday environments more supportive of your overall wellness.

CV Skinlabs Wellness6. Move More for Radiant Skin

If you want one fountain of youth, it’s exercise.

Research shows over and over again that exercise is one of the best things we can do for our overall health—and our skin health. It:

  • boosts feel-good endorphins so that we feel happier,
  • improves circulation to get the nutrients our cells need into the skin and the rest of the body,
  • and it helps us maintain a healthy weight.

Exercise helps depressed people feel less depressed. It dissipates stress. It strengthens the immune system. Really, it’s hard to find an end to its benefits.

It doesn’t have to be complicated. Take a daily walk or bike ride. Dance to an online video. Head out to a spin class. Do what makes you happy, but stay active.

7. Incorporate Mindfulness Into Your Day for Spiritual Wellness

Whatever your personal beliefs may be, having a regular spiritual practice can benefit your overall health and wellness. Researchers report that people who are more religious or spiritual have better mental health, adapt more quickly to health problems, experience more positive emotions, and are more likely to report positive relationships and overall happiness.

And we all know that happiness looks radiant on the skin!

If you don’t have any daily spiritual practices and would like to create some of your own, here are some ideas:

  • Practice mindful skincare—instead of rushing through your skincare routine, take your time and see it as a practice in self-care.
  • Start the day with a short meditation or prayer.
  • Count your blessings each night. Write at least three down in a journal before bed.
  • Read books about spirituality that appeal to you.
  • Incorporate mindfulness into everything you do throughout the day—take your time and be aware of the sensations you’re feeling.
  • Find some way to commune with nature every day. Maybe you can take a walk in the park, or simply water and feed your favorite houseplant.

How do you practice holistic wellness?

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