The past almost two years now have been tough on many. With lockdowns and restrictions in place leading to stress and the deterioration in mental health, this will also take a toll on our skin.
An expert that specialises in the psychological impact of skin conditions has said that feelings of emotional distress can lead to the release of stress hormones that affect the immune system. This will worsen the condition of the skin, delaying its healing process and disrupting its natural barrier causing dull and unhealthy skin.
Here are some ways you can easily de-stress your skin from the comfort of your own home.
Set aside at least 10 minutes out of your day to exercise
Commit to a consistent workout routine of at least 10 minutes to get your heart going. It's important to get your body moving in order to improve blood circulation. This will promote collagen production and the growth of new skin cells which keeps the skin looking youthful and glowy. Another easy way to boost collagen production is by using CLEF's Copper Peptide Mask. Its main ingredient, copper peptide, is great in increasing collagen and elastin production. It is also suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin!
Get at least 7 hours of sleep every night
Getting your beauty sleep in is no myth. Studies have shown that the key to a glowing complexion is by having 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep every night. Lack of sleep can lead to premature aging, puffiness, dullness, and inflammation. This is because your body repairs itself and recovers when you're asleep and the boost of blood flow while you snooze will ensure you wake up with a healthy glow.
Soak up all of the relaxing scents
Certain scents from essential oils have been proven to have the ability to help relax the mind. This has been used for thousands of years as a remedy to instil calmness. When you've had a long day, wind down with a warm bath and finish it by massaging your body with a lotion that contains essential oils.
Be consistent with your skincare routine
Your skin thrives when it is being given a consistent skincare routine. Trying out different products and steps frequently may lead to your skin finding it hard to adjust. Meanwhile, if you stick to a routine for at least a month or so, you'll find that the ingredients used in your skincare will build up in your skin cells, making the changes on your skin more apparent. A simple skincare routine can just consist of a few easy steps:
Minimise makeup wear as much as possible
Sometimes when your skin is in a bad condition, you would be tempted to use more makeup products to cover it up. However, this will cause your skin to be even more stressed with the makeup clogging up the pores and further triggering inflammation. This is why it is always better to let your skin breathe and avoid putting on makeup as much as possible.