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How To Deal With Stressed Out Skin

How To Deal With Stressed Out Skin
Emily Cotton
Beauty Editor3 years ago
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Whether it's worrying about the situation we're currently living through, concern around the health of ourselves and our loved ones, or being bothered by long hours working from home, stress is almost unavoidable right now. And the worst thing about this horrid ball of twisted emotions is what's happening in our heads often plays out on our skin.

Add unwanted blemishes from wearing a mask every time you're out and really, our skin doesn't stand much of a chance.

How Does Stress Affect Our Skin

When we’re under emotional pressure, our brains release the hormone cortisol into our bloodstreams. While cortisol provided a vital flight-fight response during our past lives as cavewomen, it does nothing for our skin. It tells oil glands to get busy producing more oil, not only triggering breakouts but also accelerating ageing by eating away at collagen, which keeps skin smooth and supple.

Our stress response also dilates blood vessels causing flushing, with dehydrated, sensitive skin more susceptible to damage being the side effect. Combine that with the sleepless nights that come hand-in-hand with anxiety, and skin is unable to repair itself.


How To Deal With Stressed Out Skin

While modern life becomes increasingly fraught, skincare is getting ever more sophisticated, helping to calm and soothe skin. Plus, if you're at home more and wearing makeup less, now is a great time to focus on giving your skin a new lease of life. This little lot are worthy investments for stressed-out skin in need of some TLC.

GLOSSYBOX Skincare Night Serum

We wouldn't create a list of products perfect for dealing with stressed skin without including something from our very own GLOSSYBOX Skincare range. All 10 products in our skincare range are simple, effective and affordable, but if your skin is in need of nourishment and hydration we recommend our Night SerumThis targeted overnight serum deeply nourishes and brightens skin as you sleep, giving a whole new meaning to beauty sleep. Glycolic acid wipes away dead skin cells and illuminates skin, while blueberry oil leaves skin feeling super hydrated. ​Persian silk tree extract also helps to reduce visible signs of fatigue, creating an instant glow.

Our Night Serum is ideal for all skin types and, depending on what type of complexion you have, can be used alongside other products in the range for optimal results. You can find out more about how to use this product (and many of the others in the GLOSSYBOX Skincare range) in our tailored skincare routine blog posts.

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions All Over Clearing Treatment 

Expertly formulated by dermatologists to help treat blemishes, acne and breakouts, this Anti-Blemish Solutions All Over Clearing Treatment is good news for bad skin. This lightweight cream works to create a protective barrier against harmful agents that cause skin irritations, whilst injecting skin with a dosage of moisture to minimise dryness and peeling.

yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Blemish Fighting Zit Zapping Dots

Combat breakouts with these Detoxifying Charcoal Zit Zapping Dots. Infused with a host of beneficial ingredients, including charcoal, salicylic acid and tomato extract, yes To Tomatoes' easy-to-use spot stickers can be worn overnight to help banish pesky zits as you sleep.

Holika Holika Skin Rescuer Mask Sheet

Help soothe blemishes and reinvigorate stressed out skin with the Skin Rescuer Mask Sheet from Korean cosmetic brand, Holika Holika. The highly-absorbent, ultra-fine sheet mask adheres closely to the face and infuses skin with powerful ingredients. Formulated with hydrolysed collagen, this mask has a firming and lifting effect on skin, while hyaluronic acid allows for long-lasting moisture and hydration.

BeautyPro Eye Therapy Under Eye Mask

Experience a convenient, 20 minute relaxing treatment with the BeautyPro Eye Therapy Under Eye Mask. Three pairs of cooling under-eye patches, infused with collagen and green tea extract, target and eliminate signs of stress. The intensive treatment, which is also rich in aloe vera, is able to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles, whilst reviving a fatigued and puffy eye contour.

Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Gel 

Sweep away toxins, impurities and excess oil from deep within pores, with Origins Super Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Gel. Ideal for oily and blemish-prone skin, this purifying formula is a blend of powerhouse ingredients Salicylic Acid and Saw Palmetto, which work to fight, fade and help prevent stress induced spots.

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Emily Cotton
Beauty Editor
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I'm someone who loves getting glammed up, but I feel like I never have enough time. Frequently running between work, the gym and seeing friends means my makeup routine is quick and often touched up on the go. Therefore, beauty products that serve as multi-purpose are perfect for me - a blush that works for cheeks and lips is a must in my makeup bag!