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Natural beauty begins within and reflects on the outside. However, there are things we can do to enhance the natural glow of our skin. As you maintain your skin in a healthy way, it reflects that luminescent glow that makes natural beauties so attractive. Releasing endorphins through exercising is as important as eating healthy or using the right skin care products.

The Ultimate Tip: Release More Endorphins Through Exercise

Endorphins act as analgesics, which diminish the perception of pain and act as sedatives. They are manufactured in your brain, spinal cord, and other parts of your body and are released in response to brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. The neuron receptors endorphins bind to are the same ones that bind certain pain medicines. Unlike with morphine, the activation of these receptors by the body’s endorphins does not lead to addiction or dependence. They simply lower your stress level, fight off anxiety or depression, boost your confidence and help your to get more zzz’s. Brandistas, exercise is a great way to trigger the release of endorphins, providing you with substantial benefits towards achieving naturally beautiful skin.

“We tend to focus on the cardiovascular benefits of physical activity, and those are important. But anything that promotes healthy circulation also helps keep your skin healthy and vibrant,” says dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD, author of Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman’s Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin and associate professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Exercise plays a multi-faceted, and key role in effective natural beauty care for the skin and your overall health. In addition to the benefits the release of endorphins gives you, exercise encourages increase blood flow and healthy blood circulation. Healthy blood circulation nourish skin cells and keep them vital, while helping to create an even skin tone and glow.

Not only will you burn calories, strengthen your body and feel great mentally; but working up a sweat is one of the most effective ways to gently release harmful toxins from the body. Let’s talk about the wonderful long term benefit of sweating. Sweating allows your body to release any toxins stored in your fat tissues and adipose which prevent them from eventually turning into harmful free radicals, or just hanging out wrecking havoc on your cells.

Sure, there are more exercise choices than one brandista could ever try; however, the key is to choose something physical that allows you to work up a sweat for a minimum of twenty minutes, 3-4 times per week. The increase speed of your blood flow not only improves your circulation but the endorphins relax your mind, which reduces stress significantly. Better circulation helps your body effectively transport the nutrients to each cell, while removing any debris.

Brandistas, just have fun being physical and keep releasing those endorphins the benefits are immeasurable. Never stress about exercise, I know so many women that blame the lack of time or convenience of going to the gym their excuse for not exercising. If you can not or have not made going to the gym a priority, don’t stress about it. Stress is the #1 cause for acne and wrinkles. You can incorporate walking fast, doing yoga, popping in an exercise dvd, or even watching a You Tube video- just get to moving and sweating. If exercising alone is boring to you, solicit your friends or family members to join you. It is always a great to have an accountability partner!

By Contributing Writer/Blogger Courtney Rhodes @TheBrandista