It’s common knowledge that stress is bad for your skin. It causes your hormones to act up and mess with your skin’s cellular aging and healing process. But since our stress levels reached an all-time high last year (and we have a feeling it’ll reach a new high soon), let’s just say we’ve experienced more breakouts than usual and we’re expecting nothing less this year.
We won’t back down without a fight though. Ever heard of anti-stress skincare? It’s not something new per se, especially for those who love skincare, but it’s never been more relevant and needed than today. “Anti-stress skincare will not fix stress but the idea behind it is great. They are products designed to make you pause and take care of yourself, to focus on something calming and soothing and in doing so better control your stress,” said a dermatologist.
In a nutshell, anti-stress skincare products relieve the damage caused by stress. So if you plan to follow this routine, we swear these three products can help.
Various essential oils are on the rise these days and it’s mostly because they have acne-fighting properties. They also moisturize dry and flaky skin. But jojoba oil, among others, stands out. According to experts, it has a humectant property that creates a barrier to prevent moisture from evaporating. It also contains natural forms of vitamin E, which helps fight oxidative stress.
You may get this 30mL 100% Pure Jojoba Oil from Human Nature for up to 40% off (from P395 to as low as P237) via the SM Malls Online app when you apply as a Human Nature advocate. It helps with soothing your dry scalp and skin, doesn’t contain harmful chemicals and is hypoallergenic.
Vegan face mist
Vegan products are plant-based products that don’t contain harsh chemicals and artificial additives usually seen on most beauty products sold in the market today. They only use organic ingredients to effectively combat internal and external stress.
This Rose Dewy Glow Face Mist from The Body Shop is 100% vegan. It’s enriched with community trade organic aloe vera from Mexico, which can make your skin look illuminated and dewy. Purchase it via the SM Malls Online app and get 20% off its regular price (from P495 to P396).
Unperfumed eye gel
Artificial fragrances or perfumes tend to irritate sensitive skin and may eventually cause allergic reactions or more serious skin issues. To avoid these potential problems, you may opt for unperfumed products that are formulated with antioxidant properties.
The Body Shop’s Elderflower Unperfumed Eye Gel is gluten-free and fragrance-free, and infused with elderflower extract known to have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also has cooling properties that help with clearing eye bags due to emotional stress. Buy it for half the price (from P395 to P195) via the SM Malls Online app.
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