We all know that stress can easily affect our day to day lives, our sleep, our bodies and more. But one thing that you may not realise is that stress can also cause havoc for our skin. Particularly that we’re dealing with an ongoing pandemic, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the additional stress resulting in our skin feeling and looking a little lacklustre.
According to one of our amazing skincare specialists, Edele, external factors often come into play when it comes to the condition of your skin, such as diet, lifestyle, our working environments, just to name a few. But because stress is internal, it’s a big factor in how our skin behaves.
What does stressed skin look like?
If you notice more congestion, redness, breakouts, irritation or sensitivity than usual but haven’t changed your routine, stress could easily be the main cause. Or if you already have an unbalanced skin condition, such as congestion, dry patches or oily skin, the added stress can aggravate these issues further.
What can help stressed skin?
Edele has two go-to products for stressed-out skin, one to nourish the skin from the inside out and another to calm and soothe the skin.
One of our most popular skincare supplements here at Millies, it’s no wonder Edele recommends it so highly. Working from the inside out to balance the skin’s natural barrier and clarify the skin while brightening the skin and supporting immunity, the Skin Clear Biome is a must-have.
A cult favourite for all ages, the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is perfect for anyone who wants to add hydration and nourishment to their skin.
Not only does this balm clean and remove make-up it also acts as a luxurious cleansing experience, leaving your skin soft and supple. Plus, it’s packed with amazing ingredients such as precious starflower and elderberry oils, combined with rose and mimosa waxes, and anti-ageing padinapavonica, so there are no harmful additives which sit on the skin and clog pores.
Each evening take a small amount of the balm and apply to dry skin for removing makeup, impurities and build-up of pollutants from throughout the day, work it into the skin then add a small amount of water to emulsify the balm and see it magically change texture.
We’ll be chatting through even more beauty concerns, from skin issues to hair care and everything in between, here and over on Instagram so stay tuned for more.