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These past few months have been tough for everyone due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Self-isolating and practicing social distancing have changed the way we live our day-to-day lives and this can take a toll on our stress levels. Stress affects your body and skin, and most importantly, your mental health. To get through these stressful times, it’s even more important to find time every day to unwind. Here are some simple waysI follow to de-stress my mind, body and skin.
I’m guilty of constantly reading news articles to stay updated with the virus crisis. While it’s all right to tune in to the news from time to time, it’s not healthy to do so 24/7. One way to de-stress your mind is to find a hobby. Doing something that you enjoy is a great way to distract yourself from the craziness and it helps reduce your stress levels. Try reading a book, starting a daily journal, painting or even doing DIY projects.
Another great way to reduce your stress levels is by staying active. Exercising daily always puts me in a better mood so I try and schedule a workout at least once a day. Most gyms may be closed but you can always workout at home or jog around your neighborhood.
Finally, getting enough shut-eye is an easy way to relieve stress. A good night’s sleep can help you be less anxious and help you cope with stress better throughout the day. If you have trouble sleeping, try it with an eye mask to help you drift off easier.
To de-stress your body, try taking a hot bath right before bed. A hot bath helps relax your muscles and will also help you fall asleep much quicker. For ultimate relaxation, use a body wash like Huxley’s Body Wash Moroccan Gardener. Its signature scent gently cleanses your body and keeps you feeling refreshed.
If you’re working from home, I highly recommend investing in a diffuser and make use of essential oils such as lavender, eucalyptus or rosemary oils. The soothing scent of essential oils calms your body’s nerves, plus leaves your home smelling amazing!
While you may be tempted to reach for unhealthy foods like junk food, doing so will only make you feel worse – like the feeling you get after emptying that bag of chips or pint of ice cream. Nourishing your body with healthier alternatives like fruits, nuts or vegetables will help reduce your stress hormones. Plus, incorporating more healthy foods into your diet keeps your skin young, healthy and blemish-free!
When you’re not managing your stress well, it usually shows on your skin. If you’re stressed, you’ll notice more skin flare-ups. To help keep your skin calm even through these tough times, it’s important to stay consistent with your skin care routine. Incorporating a sleeping mask a few times a week is the perfect fix to help repair your skin overnight. Give A’PIEU’s Good Night Water Sleeping Mask a go and you’ll wake up with a more hydrated and radiant complexion.
If you notice more blemishes than usual, you can try doing a facial in the comfort of your own home. Be sure to include a face massage to increase blood flow to the skin. Don’t know any face massage techniques? Don’t worry, a face roller is easy to use to help increase your skin’s circulation. Check out this blog post for more tips on how you can enjoy a spa-level facial at home.
Stress may be a daily part of our lives but try not to let it rule over you. Remember to take a breather from time to time and stay positive! If you need extra tips for staying healthy and hygienic during the COVID-19 outbreak, this blog post covers 7 useful and easy tips for you to follow.