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De-stress Mind, Body & Skin

In todays modern and fast paced world, many of us live in a constant state of stress.

Cortisol is a stress hormone that helps us deal with emergency situations. It causes the body to release adrenaline, which sends out a “fight or flight” message. Although this hormone is needed at times, when we are stressed on a daily basis cortisol builds up, tricking the body into thinking it’s in constant stress. This can have negative effects on the mind, body and skin.

Stress can make skin more sensitive and reactive, aggravating psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema. Your skin can break out more when you’re stressed because cortisol tells glands in your skin to make more oil. Oily skin is more prone to acne and other skin problems.

Here are a few simple tips to help reduce the effects of stress on a daily basis.

1. Take A Moment

Every day, make time to spend somewhere quiet and focus on the present moment. Try to push away the tasks and stresses of the day and focus on your breathing. This will help to rest your mind, allow your body to relax and reduce levels of cortisol. Even just 10 minutes can make a big difference.

2. Massage Your Body

Massage has so many positive effects on the body and is a great aid to relaxation. Not only does it increase blood circulation for healthier looking skin and body function, it also helps to produce serotonin for an improved state of mind.

Tip: After your evening bath or shower, massage a nourishing moisturiser or oil into your feet, legs hands and arms. Use slow, gentle upwards movements working up the body.

See our list of Body Care Products here

3. Switch Off

Intentionally create periods during your day where you stay away from your electronics, particularly in the evenings. Research has shown that HEV or Blue Light from LED screens increases cortisol in the brain and hinders the production of melatonin (needed to fall asleep).

Tip: Try to avoid using your devices at least 1 hour before bed for a deeper and improved quality of sleep.
If you spend a lot of time on phone or computer screens, consider adding a blue light defence to your skincare program such as our 1st Essence Defence to help stop skin damage caused from blue light.

4. Listen to Your Skin

Your skin is often the first to show signs of stress. When under extra pressure, its defence mechanisms become weaker making it prone to sensitivity, flakiness, dull tone and irritation. If you start to notice these changes in your skin, take note – this is your body’s warning sign that you need to slow down.

Tip: Try adding a Regenerating Night Mask to your skincare routine, to save time and achieve quick results. Applied before bed, they form an invisible layer that locks in active ingredients, to repair and soothe the skin while you sleep.

5. Add Vitamins

Your diet plays a huge role in helping your body to fight stress. The healthier and stronger your body, the better it can cope. Magnesium is known to regulate the nervous system, whilst Vitamin B helps to produce serotonin and melatonin (B6 &12), stabilise moods (B1) and produce energy (B9).

Tip: Try eating food high in these vitamins: Magnesium – Whole wheat, spinach, quinoa, nuts, seeds, beens and tofu. Vitamin B – Eggs, Wild Salmon, Lentils, Avocado, Broccoli, Beetroot.

Vitamins are also included in skin care products to help dull, lifeless skin recover and repair. Try our SRNS Multivitamin Repair Serum

Remember…
We have to be intentional about creating these moments to take time out. Try not to let stress, business and ‘to-do lists’ control you. Your wellbeing is essential in order to live a healthy, fulfilled and happy life.

De-stress Mind, Body & Skin

In todays modern and fast paced world, many of us live in a constant state of stress.

Cortisol is a stress hormone that helps us deal with emergency situations. It causes the body to release adrenaline, which sends out a “fight or flight” message. Although this hormone is needed at times, when we are stressed on a daily basis cortisol builds up, tricking the body into thinking it’s in constant stress. This can have negative effects on the mind, body and skin.

Stress can make skin more sensitive and reactive, aggravating psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema. Your skin can break out more when you’re stressed because cortisol tells glands in your skin to make more oil. Oily skin is more prone to acne and other skin problems.

Here are a few simple tips to help reduce the effects of stress on a daily basis.

1. Take A Moment

Every day, make time to spend somewhere quiet and focus on the present moment. Try to push away the tasks and stresses of the day and focus on your breathing. This will help to rest your mind, allow your body to relax and reduce levels of cortisol. Even just 10 minutes can make a big difference.

2. Massage Your Body

Massage has so many positive effects on the body and is a great aid to relaxation. Not only does it increase blood circulation for healthier looking skin and body function, it also helps to produce serotonin for an improved state of mind.

Tip: After your evening bath or shower, massage a nourishing moisturiser or oil into your feet, legs hands and arms. Use slow, gentle upwards movements working up the body.

See our list of Body Care Products here

3. Switch Off

Intentionally create periods during your day where you stay away from your electronics, particularly in the evenings. Research has shown that HEV or Blue Light from LED screens increases cortisol in the brain and hinders the production of melatonin (needed to fall asleep).

Tip: Try to avoid using your devices at least 1 hour before bed for a deeper and improved quality of sleep.
If you spend a lot of time on phone or computer screens, consider adding a blue light defence to your skincare program such as our 1st Essence Defence to help stop skin damage caused from blue light.

4. Listen to Your Skin

Your skin is often the first to show signs of stress. When under extra pressure, its defence mechanisms become weaker making it prone to sensitivity, flakiness, dull tone and irritation. If you start to notice these changes in your skin, take note – this is your body’s warning sign that you need to slow down.

Tip: Try adding a Regenerating Night Mask to your skincare routine, to save time and achieve quick results. Applied before bed, they form an invisible layer that locks in active ingredients, to repair and soothe the skin while you sleep.

5. Add Vitamins

Your diet plays a huge role in helping your body to fight stress. The healthier and stronger your body, the better it can cope. Magnesium is known to regulate the nervous system, whilst Vitamin B helps to produce serotonin and melatonin (B6 &12), stabilise moods (B1) and produce energy (B9).

Tip: Try eating food high in these vitamins: Magnesium – Whole wheat, spinach, quinoa, nuts, seeds, beens and tofu. Vitamin B – Eggs, Wild Salmon, Lentils, Avocado, Broccoli, Beetroot.

Vitamins are also included in skin care products to help dull, lifeless skin recover and repair. Try our SRNS Multivitamin Repair Serum

Remember…
We have to be intentional about creating these moments to take time out. Try not to let stress, business and ‘to-do lists’ control you. Your wellbeing is essential in order to live a healthy, fulfilled and happy life.

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