As many of us know all too well, trans-seasonal weather, too much time indoors and a change to routine can find energy and our mood start to dip. This can be reflected in our skin – moody, irritated or just feeling depleted. We’ve put together some of our organic beauty and wellbeing essentials to help you navigate through it…
Moody Skin Fixes
Skin misbehaving? Give it some TLC with our #ContentApproved natural skincare.
Angry, Inflamed Skin? Try the Tata Harper Clarifying Mask to help balance spot prone, oily and congested skin.
Irritated Skin? Try the Pai Instant Kalmer Serum, expertly formulated with Sea Aster that helps bring zen to unsettled skin, while Ceramides help strengthen the skin’s barrier.
Stressed Skin? With De Mamiel’s First Fix Serum that targets skin compromised by stress.
Depleted Skin? Try the Rms Beauty Oil to replenish & rejuvenate skin with botanical oils & herbal extracts.
Dull Skin? Try Holifrog Halo AHA + BHA Serum to gently remove dead skin cells & reduce the appearance of large pores.
A lot of factors can affect someone’s mood. But granted, weather is a big one! While we can’t do anything about the lack of sunshine, we can certainly turn to some trusty natural remedies instead to help increase our ‘content’-ment levels. These are our favourite mood-lifting products.
Having trouble sleeping? Try de Mamiel Settle Oil to help settle a restless mind, using essential oils this blend helps to calm the mind and body, whilst easing you into a deep slumber, or fill your home or office with essential oils.
Don’t underestimate what topping up on your omega 3 levels can do for your mood! Healthy brains depend on omega-3s because the nervous system is mostly made of fat. Actually, omega-3 essential fatty acids are one of the basic building blocks of the brain. They keep brain signals moving smoothly in our brain cell membranes. This means that signals that travel through our flesh — feelings, thoughts, commands to our bodies — skip along cells and their arms sheathed in fat.
One study1 has found that there is a nutrient in fish which might actually be more effective against depression than traditional antidepressants – the omega-3 fatty acid called EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). Depressed patients were given a daily dose of EPA and in the course of three months, over two thirds of the group reported a 50% reduction in their symptoms including sadness and sleeplessness.
Mindfulness and mantras are how we roll – we are CONTENT after all! What is a mantra? The word mantra is made of two parts: man – the root of the Sanskrit word for mind, and tra – the root of the word instrument. Thus, a mantra means “an instrument of the mind”, a powerful sound or vibration that can be used to enter a deep state of meditation.
The best known mantra is of course “Om”. It’s the most elemental sound, used for millennia and represents the infinite universal consciousness. In fact, according to Vedic tradition, everything in nature – wind, river, flowers – produces a vibration, which is a manifestation of spirit into matter.
We all have little musings on what we like to live by. But it’s interesting to hear from the experience of others. grab a copy of some of our favourites: The Book of Joy; Being in Your Body; Notes On A Nervous Planet and The Anxiety Journal.
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Depression: Scientific Evidence and Biological Mechanisms – Giuseppe Grosso,1 Fabio Galvano,1 Stefano Marventano,2 Michele Malaguarnera,1 Claudio Bucolo,1 Filippo Drago,1 and Filippo Caraci3,4 Received 7 June 2013; Accepted 7 February 2014; Published 18 March 2014
- Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Wellbeing, A systemic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2014; 174(3):357-368.doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13018
- Effects of brief and sham mindfulness meditation on mood and cardiovascular variables – Zeidan F1, Johnson SK, Gordon NS, Goolkasian P. 2010 Aug;16(8):867-73. doi: 10.1089/acm.2009.0321.