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Stress Soothing Self-Care Rituals

Stress Soothing Self-Care Rituals

Stress and Skin 

Have you ever noticed that you break out more when you are stressed? This is because stress causes your body to make hormones like cortisol, which tell glands in your skin to make more oil. Oily skin can be more prone to acne and other skin problems.

Stress can also aggravate eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. If you are stressed you may be more likely to skip self-care rituals and routines that can help to relieve stress and reduce skin issues. 

Rethink how you handle stress

We can't avoid stress but how we deal with it is key. Beauty rituals are important but there is some back-to-basics that we can all build into our lives:

  • Regular exercise. It is great for your skin. Do you think you could do 20 minutes daily, 5 times a week? Get an App to help do it at home, so there are no excuses.
  • Breath. Try 4 deep breaths in and 8 normal breaths out. Do this 3 times.
  • Walk. Step away from the screen and take an aimless stroll.
  • Enjoy. Do something that rocks-your-boat, even if its for 15 minutes
  • Sleep at least 7-8 hours and use a product to help you get a good night
  • Support. Talk to someone, a friend or professional. There are some really great Apps out there too.
  • Commit. A daily beauty routine will help to nourish and protect your biggest organ  - the skin 

Expert View

Mary-Rose Lobo, Facialist and Founder of Skinirvana Pure Bliss Beauty Oil

A self-care ritual can help to balance chaos and stay grounded, which is vital for good mental health and healthy skin. To start with, we can all look at our growing to-do list (that never quite gets done) and say "it is okay" not to get it done. It is also good to say "No" sometimes but say "Yes" to a beauty ritual that can lift our spirit, balance and nourish from the inside out. 

For Mary-Rose, beauty rituals can be so important. That's one of the reasons she developed her own beauty oil, Skinirvana. It's packed with essential ingredients to help maintain clear, healthy skin, which can help make us feel confident and on top of things. As a facialist, she sees the stress-reducing benefits of regular facial massages with her clients. The ritual of massaging and sticking to a daily routine can help the mind to feel less chaotic and nurtured. 

May 17, 2019

I have tried many face oils, but this one beats all of them. The oil sinks straight in without leaving a greasy film and smells amazing. My skin looks clear and bright in the morning and I have noticed the ‘crows feet ‘ around my eyes have softened. A welcome sight from a mum of a 13 month yr old who is sleep deprived!

Tamara
May 14, 2019

I couldn’t agree more with the points about self care. I’m a forty something full time working mum with young children, so fatigue and limited time for a beauty regime are a fact of life. I use the Skinirvana oil in the evening before bed, it’s quick to apply and smells divine. The massage action helps me relax and go to bed feeling a bit more like me. When I wake up my skin looks better and I feel better. Thanks Organa.

Nina from Bath
May 13, 2019

Thanks Organa for these simple and easy steps to deal with the stress of the working life. I particularly agree with building the habit of exercise to refresh the whole body including the skin. An App really does help to keep you motivated!

Pravda Bokil

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