It is so important to look after yourself, especially after the year we’ve had, some ‘me time’ is definitely needed, starting with skincare.
Skincare screams self-care! A good face mask and a glass of wine whilst relaxing in a bubble bath will definitely help to wash away your stresses. Approved by TikTok’s skincare specialist, Hyram, the Origins clear improvement active charcoal mask is excellent for clearing out pores. If it’s an exfoliating mask you’re after, the highly raved The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% peeling solution is your saviour. During the colder months, our skin can cry for moisture. The Garnier moisture bomb face masks will resolve dry, dehydrated skin.
- Good tv
To unwind in the evening, you need something good to watch and it’s that time of year again when ‘I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here’ is back on our screens, so for 3 weeks everyone will be tuning into ITV1 at 9pm religiously. If you’re needing a laugh, channel 4’s Gogglebox is a nation’s favourite – your cheeks will be aching from all the giggles! Or if you’re a sucker for a romcom, then you need a Netflix subscription. It has all the classics like ‘The Notebook’ but be sure to have the tissues at the ready.
When you’re feeling stressed, exercise is a god’s send as it helps to improve not only physical but mental health too. When we exercise, our body releases endorphins which give us that ‘feel good’ feeling.
Meditation also helps your body deal with stress. It lowers your bloody pressure, while improving your heart rate and breathing. Meditation helps to release tension and tightness from your muscles, making you feel more relaxed.
- Essential oils
If you don’t have an aromatherapy diffuser then this is your sign to get one! They help with stress relief by dispersing particles of essential oils into the air. The Anjou set is a great kit to begin with. Lavender oil helps to calm nerves and boosts your overall mood. Cedarwood improves focus, relieves stress and tension and improves production of serotonin. Frankincense is highly valued die to its abilities to soothe the mind and body from stress and improve sleep quality.
Hopefully now you’ll be stress free!
Written by Bryony Ghai