I MEDITATED EVERY DAY FOR 30 DAYS TO SEE IF IT'D HELP MY STRESSED OUT SKIN & IT CHANGED MY LIFE

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Motivated and ready to dive into the experiment, I hit up my amazing yoga teacher and friend Moun D'Simone for pointers on getting started.

"Meditation is a skill — a practice," she tells me. "The most important piece is committing to show up every day with compassion for where you're at. Whether it's an hour or just a few minutes, you're strengthening neural pathways, releasing serotonin, and bringing your body into a more balanced state." 

And on a very practical note, she adds, "Try to meditate in the morning, before coffee or your phone or anything!" Farewell, Instagram deep dives in the wee hours of the morning. 

After researching options (and ruling out my morning commute, because, hello traffic) I downloaded Headspace, a guided meditation and mindfulness app. I'm happy to say I stuck with it for 30 days straight and snapped pics of my (no filter, no makeup) face once a week to keep track of my skin status.

Here's what happened.

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