6 Calming Skincare And Beauty Products To Help You De-Stress
Today is National Stress Awareness Day, and with the pressures of juggling work, home, and everything in between, it’s normal to feel stressed from time to time. Although there are many ways you can help yourself to deal with stress, here at Face the Future HQ, we always find that indulging in our favourite beauty products is a great way to soothe our stresses and lessen the load.
Stress has a profound effect on us – from altering our skin and body functions to influencing our mind and wellbeing. In today’s post, we’re introducing you to some of our favourite stress-busting skincare and pamper rituals to help you relax and unwind at home (and even at work!)
1. Get a restful night’s sleep with Votary Pillow Spray
Getting enough sleep is vital for both a healthy mind and body. Your body uses the time that you’re sleeping to go through several vital processes:
- Your body repairs cells, releases hormones and restores your energy
- Your brain stores new information and gets rid of toxic waste
- Your nerve cells communicate and reorganise to support a healthy brain function
Not only does sleep help you to feel restored and well-rested, but it’s also important for your emotional wellbeing, too. Just as babies and children and are prone to emotional outbursts when they don’t sleep enough, the effects are mimicked in adults, too. Not to mention, your skin needs sleep too – from building collagen to repairing damage from UV exposure, consistently great sleep leads to healthier, younger-looking skin.
Set a serene mood to lull you into a restful night’s sleep with Votary’s Pillow Spray. Infused with lavender and chamomile, the calming spray helps you to unwind at bedtime, promoting relaxation and helping you to get the quality sleep you need.
2. Beat burnout with a pamper evening using the ESPA Wellness Wonders Collection
Burnout happens when you become physically and mentally exhausted. It can happen for several reasons – from long-term stress at work or at home, to physically or emotionally draining experiences that last over a long period of time.
In 2019, it was recognised by the World Health Organisation as an occupational phenomenon, however, there are many factors that can contribute to burnout from money worries right through to your physical health.
Burnout can be seriously debilitating and can lead to symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems. It can also have a negative effect on your skin leaving it looking dull and fatigued.
It’s important to take steps to take care of yourself and your wellbeing, and although self-care isn’t the only answer to helping you keep on top of burnout, it can certainly help you to feel calmer and cared for. The ESPA Wellness Wonders Collection provides all you need for a full body pamper and is the perfect pick-me-up for a tired body and mind. With products infused with ESPA’s signature soothing aromatherapy scents, you’ll be left feeling calm, relaxed and restored.
Treat your face, body, and hair to a comforting pamper with some of ESPA’s most loved beauty products including Pink Hair and Scalp Mud, Restorative Bath & Body Oil, and Overnight Hydration Therapy moisturiser. The set also comes with a Rose Quartz Gua Sha Tool to give your face a rejuvenating massage as you moisturise.
3. Level up your lunch break with the A.KAY.A Energy Beauty Bar
Whether you work from home or from an office environment, it’s important to take your lunch break to give your mind and body a well-deserved rest. Author, Laura Archer, found that a year’s worth of lunch breaks equates to almost six extra weeks of annual leave, so it’s key to take that time to help you to feel restored and keep you performing at your best.
An amazing way to give your mind and your skin a lunchtime pep is with the A.KAY.A Energy Beauty Bar. This multifunctional beauty tool comes with 3 interchangeable heads designed to cool and soothe your skin, whilst the vibration feature helps to relax any muscle tension. With tools for your entire face, including your jawline and eye contour, you’ll be left feeling uplifted and with a healthy glow.
4. Try an aromatherapy oil with ESPA Positivity Pulse Point Oil
Don’t have a quiet space to use a beauty tool? Apply an aromatherapy oil to your pulse points (the ESPA Wellness Advent Calendar comes with a handy Positivity Pulse Point Oil for an uplifting moment on the go) instead. If you work in an enclosed office and don't feel like this is an option, taking a gentle lunchtime stroll outside to get some fresh air will help to boost your blood circulation and your mood, too!
5. Massage away tense muscles with OSKIA Rose De Mai Massage Candle
When we’re stressed, we naturally tend to hold tension in our muscles without realising. This can soon lead to other issues like tension headaches or other aches and pains.
Massage is an incredible way to release tension and ease away any knots, and OSKIA’s Rose De Mai Massage Candle makes your nightly massage a doubly relaxing experience.
Formulated using the purest and most natural ingredients, this unique body oil candle gives you a luxurious treatment, helping to soften, smooth and soothe your skin.
Simply light the candle and enjoy the relaxing aroma and warm glow until the wax melts, then pour the oil before gently massaging into your skin. The low melting point of the natural waxes means that you can pour the oil straight onto your skin without having to wait for it cool. We recommend lighting your candle as you take a calming bath, before following on with your massage afterwards for a rejuvenated mind and body, and glowing skin.
6. Revitalise your skin, body and mind from the inside out with Revive Collagen Enhanced Plus
Glowing skin, and a healthy body and mind starts from the inside. If you’re deficient in vitamins, it can lead to fatigue, a decline in your immune system’s defences, and can even negatively impact your nervous system which, amongst many other functions, controls stress and how your body responds to stress. This not only leads to a negative impact on your body, but also leads to dull, undernourished skin that’s prone to premature ageing.
Collagen is a protein that your body produces that plays an essential role in the structure and function of your skin, bones, cartilage, and connective tissue. It’s used heavily in anti-ageing skincare for its ability to promote skin elasticity (leading to more youthful-looking skin), but it also contributes to joint health, a healthy cardiovascular system, and aids in the protection of your kidneys and other organs.
When you’re stressed, your body releases the stress hormone, cortisol, which causes downregulation of collagen production in your body. In turn, this leads to skin that looks lacklustre and shows signs of premature ageing.
Revive Collagen Enhanced Plus contains 10,000 mg of hydrolysed collagen, along with vitamins B6 and B12 to help reduce fatigue and contribute to a healthy immune system and nervous system, and vitamins C and D to offer antioxidant properties and reduce the signs of ageing.
When taken daily over a long period of time, your body will begin to feel the benefits including healthier, more youthful looking skin, sprightlier joints, and high energy levels.
If you’re struggling to cope with stress and need help, please seek the advice of your GP.
Did you know? Experimenting with a new makeup look can help to uplift your mind and build your confidence. Discover Illamasqua, the beauty brand encouraging you to express yourself through the art of makeup in our blog post here.