Hands up who’s feeling anxious? As we all try to navigate in this uncertainty, one things for sure that if there was ever a time we needed to treat our skin, it’s now. Stress and anxiety can take its toll and so if your skin is currently looking a bit dry, dull or suffering breakouts then it could most likely be down to stress. I suffer from anxiety and my skin instantly gets drier and sensitive with redness the minute I feel it all a bit too much.
I thought it would be helpful to do a round-up of some of the best products you can invest in to pamper your skin. A little self care is a great pick me up for stressful times.
DR DENNIS GROSS B3 ADAPTIVE SUPERFOODS STRESS REPAIR FACE CREAM £73 – BUY NOW
Dr Dennis Gross latest range has been designed with stress in mind and the B3 Adaptive SuperFoods Face Cream targets it by addressing dullness, dryness and uneven texture whilst minimising the signs of fine lines and wrinkles, yep you can get wrinkles from stress too! It’s a nourishing cream that has a lovely feel on the skin and has benefits of ingredients like Kaduku plum, Avocado and Kiwi to maintain the skins moisture levels.
MURAD REVITALIXIR RECOVERY SERUM £70 – BUY NOW
Murad Revitalixir Recovery Serum is one I use regularly and is perfect for all skin types. It can be used on the face and around the eye area and smoothes out stress lines as well as reducing under-eye puffiness and dark circles thanks to the benefits of caffeine and wild indigo. It also is one of the first Murad products to use Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, the serum will help to boost softness and moisture. A great overall.
VOLITION STRAWBERRY-C BRIGHTENING SERUM £36 – BUY NOW
Volition is brand new to the UK and is available exclusively at Cult Beauty. Strawberry-C serum has two of the highest forms of Vitamin C from strawberries and Kaduku Plum, which both help to perk up the skin and brighten up any dullness. The serum also promises to control excess oil and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as dark spots.
ALPHA H MICRO CLEANSE SCRUB £35.95 – BUY NOW
Stress can trigger cortisol which is a hormone that slows down skin cells and can make them take longer to reach the skins surface causing dead skin build up and your face to look dull. Alpha H micro cleanse scrub is a microdermabrasion at home, with 12% glycolic acid, jojoba beads and caffeine, it’s the ultimate skin wake-up call. The additional benefits of cucumber peppermint oil help calm and reduce redness.
IT COSMETICS ‘CONFIDENCE IN YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP’ NIGHT CREAM £43 – BUY NOW
You may have heard of It Cosmetics popular Confidence In A Cream moisturiser and now they have released the night cream. Why is it great for stress? It works overnight to help cell turnover by exfoliating dead skin on the surface for a brighter complexion. It has a lavender scent which is perfect to help you sleep at night and keep calm. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid and ceramides nourish and repair the skins natural barrier.
KIEHL’S CALENDULA & ALOE SOOTHING HYDRATION MASQUE £44 – BUY NOW
When stressed its good to take a time out, so treat yourself to Kiehl’s Calendula and Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask. It helps to soothe the skin whilst keeping it hydrated. This is a light gel when appliedto the skin, which feels amazing. Leave on for 3 minutes and rinse off for soft skin that shows less signs of distress.
IMAGE SKINCARE ORMEDIC BALANCING CREME £74 – BUY NOW
When skin gets stressed it can go a bit haywire and needs some balancing out. That’s where Image Skincare Oremedic Balancing Creme comes in. This cream is absolutely one of my favourites and is perfect for picking up skin that needs a moisture boost. It’s packed with hyaluronic acid, botanical butters and organic plant oils and has such a lovely scent that it is always a joy to apply. If my skin needs TLC I opt for this and it really sorts it out.
LA MER THE CONCENTRATE £155 – BUY NOW
La Mer’s Miracle Broth is known for its healing properties and was created when Max Huber was trying to heal burns he obtained in his lab. The Concentrate has just that, a concentrated form of the Miracle Broth, mixed with nourishing oils such as Sweet Almond Oil and Eucalyptus Leaf Oil. It has a melt into the skin type of texture and works wonders on healing redness, dryness, sensitive areas and acne scars. It’s expensive but a little goes a long way!
LIZ EARLE SKIN REPAIR MOISTURISER £23 AND BOTANICAL DROPS £26 – BUY NOW
Liz Earle have launched three new versions of their Skin Repair Moisturiser suitable for different skin concerns. Choose your moisturiser between Skin Repair Gel Repair Light Cream, Rich Cream and Light Cream. Then add a few drops from their new Botanical Drops; Calming would be ideal for stress, but there is also Brightening and Balancing. A great way to mix and match.
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