Sunday, May 10, 2015

Skincare Sunday - Don't Let Stress Wreck Havoc on Your Skin

Happy Mother's Day friends! I think Mother's Day is the perfect time for us all to take a little time to ourselves and relax for the day! 

Stress can not only have harmful effects on your body, but can also wreck havoc on your skin! I honestly know this all too well right now, and I needed the reminder to relax and take some time for myself (not only for my own well-being but for my skin too!)

One of the main effects of stress on the skin is acne - when you are feeling stressed, your body releases stress hormones, like cortisol, that can increase oil production leading to breakouts. Stress can also make pre-existing skin problems, such as eczema and rosacea, flare up and can lead to worry lines! (source)

Even if you aren't celebrating Mother's Day, a quiet Sunday is the perfect reminder to relax and take some time for yourself - here are a few of my ideas to relax and help take care of your skin:

1. Mini Spa Day - treat your self to a DIY Mani/Pedi/Mask and let the family know you need some you time
2. Enjoy the start of Spring with a walk outside, or just sit outside and enjoy a good book
3. Do something you love to take you mind off the stress (I love to scrapbook so that is my go-to, but do your favorite hobby)
4. Coffee with a good friend
5. Watch your favorite girly movie 

What is your favorite way to unwind/de-stress?

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