De-stress your skin.
- Posted on: Sep 1 2020
Our skin isn’t immune to the effects of stress. If you’ve noticed your skin conditions flare up over the last few months, you’re not alone! It’s common to see symptoms of conditions like acne, rosacea, or eczema worsen when we are under pressure. By paying attention to these changes, you can respond and make adjustments to your skincare routine to help calm your skin and alleviate symptoms. If you’re looking to de-stress your skin, here are some effective products and habits you can implement today.
Create an intentional skincare ritual.
By creating an intentional skincare ritual to protect, purify, and calm your skin, you’ll also calm your central nervous system. Consider a daily facial massage: spend five minutes massaging your favourite product into your face after a bath or shower. This helps blood to circulate and promotes cell turnover.
Get enough sleep.
Your skin repairs itself while you sleep, so getting enough rest is important. Some ideas to help you wind down in the evenings: limit screen time an hour before bed and dim the lights as you get closer to bedtime.
Staying hydrated is important for so many reasons, including the health of your skin. If you’re not a big water drinker, try sparkling water, a big pot of iced tea, green tea in the mornings, or foods with high water content like celery or watermelon.
Revamp the products you’re using.
Do the products you use keep their promises? Clean out your cabinets and consider whether it’s time for a fresh start. Medical grade skincare with proven results can provide the solutions you’re searching for.
Does your skin feel tight or dry? Consider adding a mask or a nourishing, protective moisturizer to your daily routine. Remember that many moisturizers just lock in moisture—they don’t actually hydrate. Look for oils, serums, or products that have hyaluronic acid to infuse your skin’s deeper layers. We recommend ZO® Daily Power Defense, a lightweight serum moisturizer that acts like a multivitamin for your skin.
Does your skin look dull? Intentionally exfoliate to gently buff away dead skin. For this, we love ZO® Skin Health Exfoliating Polish. This amazing product contains ultra-fine magnesium crystals which help to remove dead skin cells, improve texture & increase cell turnover. Your skin is instantly polished upon application, leaving it with a smoother texture and healthy glow.
For more advice on how to de-stress your skin, contact us to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation to review your skincare goals.
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