Five Easy Ways to Alleviate Stressed Skin

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Think stress is just limited to how you are feeling on the inside? Think again. The turmoil of stress can take a serious toll on your skin, showing up as acne, redness, dryness and even speeding up the signs of aging by giving way to fine lines and wrinkles. “All of these conditions come back to the same thing: Stress inhibits your skin’s ability to heal itself,” explains New York celebrity aesthetician Mandy Epley. Here’s what you need to know about taming tension before it wreaks havoc on your skin.


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Philosophy Take a Deep Breath

This oil-free gel-cream acts as both a moisture booster and a dull-skin helper thanks to a blend of antioxidants and perfluorodecalin, an all-star ingredient that provides the skin with oxygen  to detoxify it from daily stressors. Philosophy Take a Deep Breath, $34, philosophy.com

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Jurlique Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Gel Mask

This gentle, antioxidant-infused gel-mask helps repair and protect stressed skin with a mix of skin-reviving vitamins and herbs. Jurlique Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Gel Mask, $48, jurlique.com
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Ahava Honeysuckle & Lavender Mineral Botanic Velvet Body Lotion

Packed with natural skin-soothers like aloe vera and African shea, this botanical-infused lotion offers anti-inflammatory properties 
and mood-improving natural extracts. Ahava Honeysuckle & Lavender Mineral Botanic Velvet Body Lotion, $26, ahavaus.com

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Aveda Stress-Fix Concentrate Stress-Relieving Aroma

Serving as an anytime, anywhere mini-spa de-stressing treatment (just press the rollerball on pulse points), this potent aromatherapeutic oil smells of relaxing lavender and clary sage essential oils. Aveda Stress-Fix Concentrate Stress-Relieving Aroma, $22, aveda.com

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