This April marks the launch of Stress Awareness Month
“Research has shown that around 12 million adults in the UK see their GP with mental health problems each
year. Most of these suffer from anxiety and depression and much of this is stress-related. 13.3 million working
days are lost per year due to stress, depression and anxiety.” – Mental Health Foundation
How stress affects the skin:
1. Stress causes a chemical response in your body, making skin more sensitive and reactive as well as making it
harder for skin problems to heal. It also causes your body to produce hormones such as cortisol, which in turn result in glands producing a larger amount of oil. Oily skin is more prone to acne. Stress is also known to aggravate existing skin issues, such as psoriasis, eczema and rosacea. In extreme cases, it can cause hives and fever blisters.
2. Lack of sleep, due to laying awake at night worrying about your problems, can cause under eye bags and dark circles.
3. If you’re stressed, taking care of your body and drinking enough water isn’t likely to be high in your priorities. Dehydration can cause dry and flaky skin.
4. Breathing in short, shallow breaths and holding your breath for periods of time can lead to redness and flushing.
How to take care of your skin if you’re stressed
Taking proper care of your skin and following your full skincare routine will help and manage any effects of feeling stressed. Essentialle’s range of facial oils, designed for specific skin types, will help to restore and rejuvenate the skin.
Specifically, the Elasticity Boost Toning Face Oil (£65), ideal for dehydrated skin, is a 100% natural ultra-conditioning oil, packed with a powerhouse of actives that hydrate, strengthen and repair, to reveal a defined, plumped and firm complexion.
Appreciate the therapeutic benefits of Essentialle’s oils by massaging them into the skin in a slow and considered manner, to unwind and relax.
Meadowfoam seed oil accelerates suppleness and resilience
Abyssinian seed oil moisturises and enhances skin lustre
Radish seed oil nourishes from within to improve barrier function
Echium plantagineum seed oil combats crepeyness, fine lines and wrinkles
Shea butter intensely nourishes and conditions the skin
May chang oil re-energises the skin and senses
Olive oil protects against daily aggressors, regenerates and softens
Safflower seed oil diminishes dryness and locks in valuable skin moisture
Sweet orange oil invigorates and boosts collagen production
Camelina seed oil improves skin hydration and elasticity
*Info provided by essentialle.com*