Health benefits of the colour blue

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There’s more to colour than just pigments. A lot more. Colours hold a unique power that enables them to affect our moods, change our emotions and challenge our mind. Yes, without you even really realising, vibrant hues play a huge role in our overall health and wellbeing.

Blue is one of the most powerful colours in the spectrum, and there are many reasons why you should surround yourself with this shade. Don’t know why or how to harness the power of this hue? Let’s find out…

Health and wellbeing benefits of the colour blue

Blue is the exact opposite of the fiery, alarming red on the colour wheel, which means it arouses opposing emotions. Blue instils peace, tranquillity, calmness and serenity, helping to reduce anxiety, aggression, as well as high blood pressure and heart rates. Blue is also considered to be trustworthy, loyal and dependable, which is reinforced by the constant large bodies of blue in our lives – the ocean and the sky. It is cooling, too, making it a helpful hue when it comes to reducing fevers and hot flushes and dealing with hot, humid weather. In saying that though, some shades of blue – especially those of the bright and electric blue – variety can be seen as exhilarating and dynamic.

4 ways to incorporate the colour blue into your life

#1. Step outside and enjoy the sunshine. Just do it. A vast blue sky is waiting there for you. Look up at it, take a deep breath, and you’ll instantly feel calm and serene.

#2. Give your home a little revamp with cushions, rugs, candles and paintings in different shades of blue. You don’t need to go overboard, but introducing this colour in small ways will make a major difference to your mood.

#3. If you’re in the position to spoil yourself with some new jewellery, why not chose something a little Kate Middleton-esque? Her incredible engagement ring certainly has reinforced the beauty of deep blue sapphire.

#4. Treat your strands to a makeover using the colour blue. Katy Perry’s rocked a blue ‘do, as has Jaime King, Demi Lovato, Juliet Lewis, and Amber Rose. And you know what? They all look pretty calm, happy and healthy to me – not to mention stunning with their colourful strands. We suggest Schwarzkopf LIVE Colour Ultra Brights Electric Blue to not only help give your strands a boost, but your mood, too.

One more thing…

Do you like to be a little bold with your beauty choices like Katy Perry and Demi Lovato? Or maybe you simply like to wear coral lipstick when everyone else is wearing red? No matter which products or looks you love, you should always feel confident and proud to make the beauty choices you want to make. The legends at Schwarzkopf couldn’t agree more, and that’s exactly why they’ve created BE.YOU.TIFUL Confessions – a campaign that urges you to embrace your beauty quirks, and share them, too for your chance to win some fabulous beauty loot!

To get involved with BE.YOU.TIFUL Confessions, simply share your beauty confession on the beautifulconfessions.com.au website or Schwarzkopf Australia Facebook page and you’ll be in the running to win weekly prizes. (They’re kindly giving away 10 prize packs each week for nine whopping weeks!) Oh, and if you’re sharing your beauty quirks on social media, don’t forget to use this hashtag: #beautifulconfessions. Now, go on, get confessing…

Did you know the colour blue had so many health and wellbeing benefits? How do you introduce blue into your life? And what are your beauty quirks or confessions?

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