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It’s no secret that stress has a direct effect on our skin. When we’re stressed, it impacts the natural production of cortisol and other hormones, which can leave us with dry, red, flaky skin as well as enlarged pores and blemishes. Not to mention, the fact that stress also limits our sleep time and exposes us to more negative people who can unknowingly make our stress worse. Reducing your stress is key in maintaining healthy skin. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can practice holistic skincare and promote relaxation in your everyday life.
The best way to kick off your day is with a healthy skincare routine. Start with rinsing and using a toning mist or hydrolat. Save deep cleansing with our GOLDEN MILK cleanser for your night time routine Followed by your favorite face treatment. Try a light exfoliating treatment once a week with the gentle GLOW face mask to help cleanse pores and tone the skin. Always remember to use clean, fresh washcloths to prevent bacteria from spreading to your face.
YOGA + RELAXATION
Yoga is an excellent way to reduce stress and increase relaxation, which is why it’s key to skincare. Yoga not only calms your body, but it also helps regulate your mood and allows you to clear your mind. Practicing yoga regularly is known to improve circulation and slow down the aging process as well as reduce the appearance of wrinkles and cellulite. Yoga poses that specifically help promote healthy skin include downward dog, half moon, and cobra pose.
BEDTIME IS IMPORTANT
You’ve heard it before, but it’s worth mentioning again: going to bed earlier will not only help reduce your stress but also help you wake up feeling more refreshed and relaxed. Avoid using your phone or laptop before bed — they emit blue light, which tricks your brain into thinking it’s still daytime. Try reading a book or cuddling with your significant other in bed to promote a sense of calm and relaxation.
BREATH + RELAX
When you feel stressed, take a moment to breathe and relax. Close your eyes and take slow breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth. If you have a place where you can go to feel relaxed, such as a nearby park or a beach, try to visit it during times of high stress. If you feel comfortable doing meditation, try incorporating it into your day by taking a few minutes to sit quietly and clear your mind.
BE MINDFUL OF YOUR DIET
A healthy diet is key to overall health and can also greatly impact your skin. Be mindful of what you’re eating and try to avoid foods that are high in sugar, which can lead to inflamed skin conditions. Stay hydrated by drinking 8 glasses of water a day, and try to eat one serving of vegetables per day. If you can, eat organic vegetables, as they’re known to have fewer pesticides and chemicals than their non-organic counterparts.
Whether you’re trying to relieve stress in your life or just hoping to improve your overall health, holistic skincare has a lot to offer. By incorporating yoga, going to bed earlier, and eating a healthy diet, you’ll be well on your way toward a happier, healthier you!