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MANDI MAKES

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Stress-Proof Your Skin: Easy Ways to Relax and Glow

Stress-proof your skin


Hey there, stress heads! Well, I hope that’s not you, but just in case it is...let's talk about something we're all too familiar with, stress. It's like that annoying friend who just won't leave you alone. But here's the thing – stress doesn't just mess with your mind, it messes with your skin too! Luckily, I've got some tips to help you de-stress, and stress-proof your skin so it's glowing, even when life gets crazy.

 

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THE STRESS-SKIN CONNECTION: WHY STRESS IS PUBLIC ENEMY NO. 1


So, here's the deal: when you're stressed, your body goes into panic mode and starts pumping out cortisol like nobody's business. And guess what? Cortisol is like the ultimate party pooper for your skin. It can cause inflammation, breakouts and even mess with your skin's ability to hold onto moisture. So rude!

 


Acne

 

RELAXING SKINCARE RITUALS: BECAUSE SELF-CARE IS WHERE IT'S AT:


Okay, let's talk self-care. I'm talking about those little moments in your day where you get to pamper yourself and feel like a total boss. Start by treating your skin to a gentle cleanse using something super soothing, like a creamy cleanser or micellar water. Trust me, your skin will thank you for it. If you have the time, throw on a face mask while you multi-task or sit down at relax.


Here are some super easy DIY face masks you can make with just a few ingredients:



 

Next up, it's all about hydration! Slather on a hydrating serum packed with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and chamomile extract. Not only will it give your skin a major moisture boost, but it'll also help calm any redness or irritation – win-win!

 


 

STRESS-BUSTING INGREDIENTS: NATURE'S CHILL PILLS


When it comes to skincare products, look for ones that are loaded with stress-busting ingredients straight from nature. Think lavender, rosehip and green tea – all known for their calming properties. These will help take the edge off and leave your skin feeling super relaxed.

 

And let's not forget about adaptogens – nature's little stress-fighting superheroes! Look for skincare products that contain adaptogenic herbs like ashwagandha and holy basil. They'll help your skin cope with whatever life throws its way, leaving you with a seriously resilient glow.

 


Lavender

 

SELF-CARE PRACTICES: BECAUSE YOU DESERVE A BREAK


Self-care is non-negotiable. Take some time out of your day to do something that makes you feel good, whether it's meditating, journaling, or simply chilling out with your favourite playlist. Your mind and your skin will thank you for it, promise!

 

Oh, and don't forget to indulge in a little aromatherapy action too. Whether that be getting into nature and literally smelling the flowers, or the sweet fresh air after the rain. Or, pop some calming essential oils in a diffuser and let the stress melt away. Lavender, bergamot and frankincense are all great choices for creating a relaxing vibe that'll leave you feeling calm and ready to tackle whatever comes your way next.

 


Banff

 

CONCLUSION: KEEP CALM AND GLOW ON


So, there you have it – your tips for stress-free skin and a relaxed state of mind. By incorporating these easy-peasy tips into your daily routine, you'll be able to kick stress to the curb and keep your skin looking fresh. Remember, self-care isn't selfish – it's essential. So go ahead, take a deep breath and let your inner glow shine bright!

 

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Hi, I'm Mandi. A former primary teacher, Lifestyle Medicine graduate and current Diploma in Natural Skincare student with a passion for natural living.

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