When you’re feeling stressed out, one of the very first things to suffer is your skin. Just as we blush when we are excited or embarrassed, so the skin reacts to other emotional factors, such as anxiety, stress and fatigue. Nobody has time for stressed out skin. Thankfully this line up of products will clear up and calm down your complexion in no time!
During times of stress skin can become more prone to outbreaks especially for those who spend long periods of time behind a desk, constantly touching their face or leaning on it with their hands. We also tend to spend less time on ourselves when we are under stress and neglect exercise, an essential for the skin because it helps restore a healthy glow. Skin can become very sensitive, especially at this time of year, when it has to cope with the drop in temperature, as well as being dehydrated by air conditioning and/or central heating systems.
Check out our selection of soothing and rejuvenating products for stressed out skin…
Clarins HydraQuench Cream Mask helps to rehydrate the skin in just a few minutes and gets rid of that uncomfortable, tight feeling. Apply a fine layer and leave on for 5-10 minutes. Then remove excess with a tissue or leave to soak in. Skin immediately feels softer and looks healthier.
Darphin Intral Soothing Cream is a light formula designed to help calm the skin. If your skin is particularly chapped or sore, apply a thick layer and top up when required during the day. This product is particularly excellent at protecting sensitive skin against environmental damage and the drying effects of temperature changes.
Dermalogica UltraCalming Mist is perfect for daily post-cleansing relief, or in-flight hydration, and once you have tried it, this mist will become your next skin care staple. Specifically developed for sensitive, reactive or easily irritated skin, this calming formulation locks in hydration, rapidly reduces redness and inflammation and preps skin for the next step in your skin care regime.
Dr.Brandt Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask is an oxygenating mask to reinvigorate tired, stressed and dull looking skin. This flash facial works to help skin absorb oxygen and release toxins at its most optimum level. This mask aims to purify and protect skin from environmental pollutants. The active ingredients promote the look of radiance and luminosity to leave the complexion hydrated, energised and awake. Apply first thing in the morning when you need a kick-start!
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel – Original Formula is the ‘star’ of the MD Skincare range, this two step system was developed as a safe and effective, at-home treatment to improve the skin on a daily basis. A precise blend of Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids, improves the appearance of skin tone, texture, firmness, clarity, radiance, plus moisture to leave skin soothed and balanced. It is suitable for sensitive skin and packaged in two separate jars for each step, so you can’t go wrong.
Mario Badescu Azulene Calming Mask reduces redness and sensitivity associated with rosacea, broken capillaries and very reactive skin. Soothing Azulene, Chamomile Extract, along with Balsam Peru, a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient come together in this non-hardening mask that comforts irritated, red, and very sensitive skin types. Also made with Kaolin (clay) and Wheat Starch to absorb impurities in the pores.
DERMA doctor Kakadu C 20% Vitamin C Serum is an Ascorbic acid (a.k.a. vitamin C, an antioxidant that boosts collagen production and inhibits pigment formation); Kakadu fruit extract (a fruit rich in vitamin C); ferulic acid (anti-inflammatory and antioxidant); tocopherol (a.k.a. vitamin E, another antioxidant). Diligently applied, this serum, will within 2-3 weeks, change your skin! Your skin will look brighter, smoother and more even toned, becoming noticeable at around week three, stubborn marks and inflammation from acne will begin to fade.