How To Deal With 'Stressed' Skin

How To Deal With 'Stressed' Skin

We can't guarantee an easygoing, stress-free life, free of work deadlines and screaming kids, but we can offer you a skincare routine that can bring you stability and calm to your day when life feels sometimes out of your control. 

For many, stress is a phenomenon that can show in our physical appearance. During times of stress, our skin - the largest organ of the body, becomes increasingly sensitive, which can lead to a variety of conditions such as blemishes + rashes. Unfortunately, this can often lead to a cyclical pattern that feeds into further stress + anxiety over the toll stress is taking on ones appearance.
When it comes to dealing with the stress that comes with change and factors that are often out of our control, it's important to identify and focus on what you can control.
Our skin embodies stressors in many forms
  • Blemishes + Acne

Stress increases the production of Cortisol - a hormone that triggers skin cells to produce more oil, increasing the likelihood of clogged pores.

  • Uneven Skin Tone

An increase in stress can affect your quality of sleep, which in turn can accelerate signsThis is often how bags can form under your eyes after you've had a very busy and stressful few weeks or you know, months.

  • Dry Skin + Wrinkles

Stress impacts your skins elasticity and ability to retain water, making it increasingly difficult for it to regulate your skins moisture levels. This can potentially accelerate signs of wrinkles earlier than wanted.

Above all, stress can often lead to bad habits, such as picking your skin, drinking, junk food, which have long-term effects as well.

With all that being said, we want to shed light on what you can control - there's no question that stress is a natural part of life, but you can build habits that can help you deal with it through your day to day routine.

We believe that creating strong routines are fundamental to mitigating the effects of stress.

It's important to create a routine that you can rely on daily. 

Start off with a simple skincare routine that you can count on doing every morning + night. Integrating little habits and routines can help ground yourself when you're feeling overwhelmed + anxious.

Here are just a few products that you can implement in your skincare routine that not only calms you but can help off mitigate the physical effects of stress.

  • Fight off skin inflammation through Moisturiser

Our Moisturiser contains the cooling properties of Aloe Vera that not only fights off bacteria but also cools your skin. This is perfect for fighting off inflamed skin that often shows in the form of blemishes and acne from stress.

  • Fight off clogged pores with an effective Cleanser

With the increased production of oils as a result of stress, the likelihood of clogged pores + acne goes up too. Implementing an effective Face Wash is fundamental to ensuring you're keeping your skin free of unwanted bumps and blemishes.

  • Fight off dull Looking skin with an effective Exfoliant

If you're noticing dullness in your skin due to stress, focus on implementing a good exfoliant such as our Face Scrub, which can help assist in the rejuvenation of your skin cells and fight off fine lines.

Dedicating a bit of time out of your day for your skincare routine lets you slow down and focus on you. 

By implementing something as simple as a foundational skincare routine, you'll begin to see changes in your life, both physically and mentally.

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