My Acne Cleared Up
Breathing through every movement is an important part of yoga. I've adapted that into a simple practice I can do on the subway, at the office, wherever: I simply close my eyes and go through each inch of my face, working to relax my forehead muscles and jaw, even my brows. I've trained my body to make deep breathing my stress response instead of tensing my facial muscles. Elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol ignite an inflammatory response. Mine liked to make an appearance on my cheeks. Though I am not, by any means, pimple-free, I only get the occasional pimple every couple of weeks now, rather than waking up to a new breakout every morning.