Ever wondered why those pesky pimples always turn up before a special occasion, like an important job interview? Stress. It makes our hormone levels spike, aggravating any skincare problems we have, and causing some more. The best remedy is learning to deal with stress. In the meantime, here are a few tips to relax your skin while you’re under pressure:
1. Relax those muscles
Heard of worry lines? All that frowning is gonna etch permanent wrinkles onto your forehead if you aren’t careful. Pay attention to what your face is doing and, when you feel it tense up, relax it. At first, it’s useful to set reminders throughout the day. But, before you know it, it’ll become natural. . A skin-care routine of Perricone MD’s Acyl-Glutathione Deep Crease Serum, and Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm L’Occitane Cleansing Oil will relax your mind for a tranquil spa like experience.
2. Make it glow
When you’re under stress, dead cells don’t shed as quickly as they normally do. Result? Dull, rough skin. Give them a helping hand by exfoliating your face. If you have dry skin, choose Microdelivery Peel Triple Acid Brightening Peel It has hydrating properties, too. Oily skin? Try Philisophy’s Clear Days Ahead. An easy-to-use, one-step acne treatment pad that reduces acne breakouts and leaves you waking up with clear skin.
3. Don’t neglect your health
When we’re stressed and overwhelmed, we stop exercising and reach for processed and prepared food. Big mistakes. Both physical activities and healthy foods are essential to keep skin in top shape. And don’t forget to get your eight hours of sleep. Listening to relaxing music or meditating before bed help a lot to release the stress that has built up in your body, lulling you to sleep.
Stressed out? How do you de-stress your skin?
By Giorgia Guazzarotti