How to de-stress your skin
Have you ever nipped out to the bathroom during a stressful day at work only to discover new (and very unwelcome) fine lines have set up camp on your forehead? Cue minor freak-out, adding even more anxiety to your crazy workday. Yippee.
Stress, anxiety and fatigue not only affect how we feel on the inside, but they also show on our faces as well in the form of breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles, puffy eyes, redness, and dry, flaky skin.
So, how do you deal with a stressed-out complexion? Try these tricks…
Recharge and reboot
When stress strikes, the body releases a chemical called cortisol, which can send your blood sugar levels skyrocketing. This can damage the collagen and elastin in the skin, leading to fine lines, wrinkles and dryness. The solution? Get your hands on a moisturiser such as Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer Stress-Minimizing Daily Hydrator or Nuxe Crème Nirvanesque to replenish your skin’s hydration levels and protect it from inflammation.
Bye, bye puffy eyes
Had a few sleepless nights lately? Has worry kept you up at night? If so, chances are you’re sporting a nice set of puffy peepers. Calm and cool the eye area morning and night with a soothing eye cream like Dr. LeWinn's Eternal Youth Day & Night Eye Cream.
Purify your pores
In times of stress, it’s important to decongest and purify your skin to avoid ending up with inflammation and blocked pores, as these can lead to breakouts. Once a week, take fifteen minutes out of your day to slather on a mud mask, flick through your favourite mag, and sip on a chamomile tea. We love Davinci De Stress Mud Mask and Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Anti-Stress Mud Masque for super clear, refreshed skin.
Does your skin get stressed out? How do you de-stress your skin?