Deep breathing has been touted by yogis for thousands of years, and more recently by skincare experts. Why? Deep breathing is good for you and benefits your entire body, not just your mental state when you’re stressed. Your skin also positively gains from taking time out to breath.
A few of the benefits regular deep breathing can provide include:

More restful and less interrupted sleep. When you engage in consistent deep breathing, it give skin a more youthful and rested appearance. Plus, deep breathing helps improve the eye area (which is one of the first to show signs of aging) by decreasing dark circles and under eye bags.

Improved air flow and blood circulation. Deep breathing exercises improve your air flow, which then oxygenates your blood through the entire day. This slows the aging process by reducing the amount of free radicals and by ridding the body of toxins.

A better outlook and happier mood. A more positive mood is of of the more welcome changes people who begin to practice deep breathing say they feel. A more consistent better mood leads to looking better.  Feeling good equals looking good!

Reduced stress. There’s a reason why deep breathing is recommended when you’re feeling stressed out. People who practice deep breathing regularly show lowered levels of cortisol and lactate which are two of the chemicals the body releases when feeling stressed. These stress chemicals lower skin’s resistance to toxins and also affect your skin tone and complexion evenness. Reduced stress equals better skin!

There are various ways to practice deep breathing, but one of my favorite ways is to do it three times a day. 1. Breathe slowly and deeply through my nose, filling up your lungs as much as possible. 2. Hold your breath for five to seven seconds. 3. Release slowly through your mouth. 4. Repeat 10 times.