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It’s no secret that creativity and artistic endeavors positively impact an individual’s mood and overall well-being, but did you know that makeup can actually help improve your mental health? If you don’t have time for daily yoga and meditation, our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Lawrence, Kansas, encourage you to try your hand at an uplifting and mood-enhancing makeup look. Check out the mental health benefits of doing your makeup below!
According to Dr. Courtney Tracy, LCSW, PsyD, a licensed clinical social worker and therapist, applying makeup can be extremely healing as the physical application process can provide relief from traumatic responses. Because movement and creativity can significantly reduce stress, low self-esteem, and trauma responses, makeup is an easy way to reap these benefits of creativity in your daily life. Whether you want to try some wild winged liner or stay safe with some subtle nude lipstick, you can customize your look to your personality and get as creative as you want!
Studies have shown that humans thrive off of routine and structure, as the ability to predict what comes next relieves worry and anxiety. When you put on makeup, whether your regular everyday routine or a special events look, there is an element of regimen and process behind achieving your desired look. It is even likely that your makeup products are organized in a specific way based on color or type! Through this routine and organization, you cannot only reap the benefits of enhancing your mood through color and creativity, but you can experience some of the calming benefits of the actual application process.
For many people, anxiety can be propelled by the feeling that you are not in control of your life. By indulging in makeup, you can not only control your repetitive thoughts but also be directly in control of some aspect of your physical appearance. Because applying makeup forces you to be completely engaged in the present moment, you can disengage from repetitive negative thoughts and overthinking and remain in total control of what you are doing and how you wish to look!
If you would like to embark on a career in cosmetology, we encourage you to learn more about the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Lawrence or one of our three other locations. Start your education right away on a schedule that works for you. Get started today by speaking with a member of our Admissions team!
Z Hair Academy is the RIGHT choice for your cosmetology school education. Contact us today to schedule a tour and find out how you can get started in your beauty career!