Thank you to iRead Book Tours for having me as a part of the official blog tour for Gregory Landsman and a few of his upcoming books focusing on self-care, beauty and skin care. This is the last in a series of posts on this subject. If you missed any of the previous posts, be sure to check them out!
Today, we look inside the book Stop Stress Fast. Plus, you have a chance to win copies of all eight books in this series! Check it all out below.
STRESS MANAGEMENT TO SUPPORT MINDFULNESS
Best selling author and wellness educator Gregory Landsman shares his quick, simple and proven method to STOP STRESS FAST and re-boot your energy.
The bite sized chapters will reveal:
• The ground breaking GL DE-STRESS & AGE LESS™ Breathing Technique that everyone can use to Stop Stress Fast (sometimes in less than 2 minutes).
• The secrets to lowering stress levels everyday with foods that support you to look younger and healthier at the same time.
• The 5-Day GL DE-STRESS & AGE LESS™ diet.
• How to counteract the wrinkle causing hormone and look younger and more vital.
EXCERPT FROM STOP STRESS FAST
HOW DOES STRESS AGE OUR SKIN?
When we are feeling stressed the adrenal glands release cortisol. Cortisol can also be called the ‘wrinkle causing hormone. This is because when the body is flooded with cortisol, sugar levels in the blood naturally increase, and this promotes what is called ‘glycation’ in our skin, which damages our collagen, (the building block for skin).
Cortisol also decreases our natural production of hyaluronic acid, which acts as a natural moisturiser for our skin. On top of this, it compromises the skin’s barrier, which allows even more hydration to be lost; and when skin is dehydrated the enzymes in our skin that repair the damage don’t work as well.
But cortisol isn’t the only by-product of stress that impacts the skin. Adrenaline brought on by stress also works against our complexions. When adrenaline is present, blood flow to the skin is decreased, which robs it of vital nutrients, including oxygen. Less oxygen and sluggish circulation in general leads to a dull, sallow complexion.
The long term impact of daily stress can be seen on our skin, showing up on our faces and bodies, and causing us to look and feel older than we are. After all, worry lines are just that…evidence of too much cortisol from stress that sits on the face!
The result is premature ageing, thinning skin, sagging skin, and deep lines and wrinkles.
When we are stressed, so is our skin. So the more stressed we are, the older we eventually look.
WHAT IS YOUR BREATHING TELLING YOU?
Notice your breath when you are feeling stressed, or experiencing a stressful situation. You will see that for most people, their breathing pattern changes. It may feel like you can’t catch your breath, your breathing is shallow, or the tightness in your chest leaves you short of breath. Shallow breathing alters the brain’s respiration centre, producing chronic body tension and depression.
Our breathing patterns are like an alarm button that let us know instantly when we are under stress. They are a pure reflection of how we are feeling. The good news is that we can consciously choose to breathe deeply, calm the body and reverse the symptoms of stress.
The benefits of deep breathing are numerous and can:
- Calm the mind and help balance our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing;
- De-stress the body by lowering blood pressure and slowing the heart rate;
- Provide the body with a rich supply of oxygen to the blood, which carries more nutrients to the skin, invigorating the tissues and cells;
- Reduce the hormone cortisol, which creates chaos with the body and skin;
- Reduce anxiety;
- Counteract the signs of stress induced accelerated skin ageing; and
- Boost the natural health of skin and reduce wrinkles.
So if you are feeling tired and stressed change your breathing and watch what happens…
To receive a free copy of Gregory’s e-book, STOP SKIN AGING PREMATURELY, which includes a list of the most powerful cortisol lowering foods that help reduce stress and wrinkles go to: https://gregorylandsman.com/
Join us for this tour from Feb 1 to Feb 19, 2021!
Feb 1 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 2 –Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / book excerpt / giveaway
Feb 3 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 4 – Lisa’s Reading – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Feb 8 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book spotlight / book excerpt / giveaway
Feb 9 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 9 – Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 10 – Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews – book spotlight / book excerpt / giveaway
Feb 16 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 17 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Feb 19 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway