Be Kind to Stressed Skin with an #AboutFace

Feeling tired and stressed after holiday parties can show on your skin. On top of that, all of the winter cold can cause skin to feel sensitive, making it dry, flaky and prone to breakouts.

 

Turn things around this month and make January #AboutFace by being kind to skin. Getting plenty of sleep and taking some time out are just two ways to get your glow back. Board Certified Psychiatrist Dr. Josie Howard says, “Take some time each day for yourself; think of January as the start to a new, calmer you.”


Commit to a Cleansing (and Unwinding) Routine:
Developing a consistent nightly cleansing routine is not only good for skin, but can also help you unwind.

 

First, gently cleanse skin with Simple® Skincare Moisturizing Facial Wash, which contains a blend of multi-vitamins and skin-loving ingredients. Take the time to gently massage skin, while taking deep breaths at the same time. You’ll begin to feel more relaxed as you prepare for bed. Then, rinse the product off with lukewarm water and gently pat skin dry, avoiding rubbing which can cause irritation.

 

Dr. Howard says, “When we undergo stress, our skin’s moisture barrier can be compromised, so make sure to apply a moisturizer to both prevent and repair damage.” Using an upward circular motion, apply Simple® Skincare Replenishing Rich Moisturizer. It contains no dyes, no artificial perfumes and no harsh chemicals, so it’s kind to sensitive skin. Massage the moisturizer into your skin for about five minutes, which will tell your brain it’s time to start relaxing.

 

Unplug Before Bed:
Dr. Howard also recommends not taking laptops or mobile devices to bed. “Try not to focus on sending that last email, or updating your status just before bed. Replacing late-night screen time with relaxing bedtime routines, like listening to music or reading a book, can improve sleep and help you look and feel more rested in the morning.”

 

Get Your Beauty Sleep:
“Individual sleep needs differ, but the vast majority of us need to have at least six to eight hours of sleep each night to prevent elevated stress hormone levels,” says Dr. Howard. She continues, “In the short term, elevated stress hormones can lead to worsening of breakouts, skin sensitivity, and, of course, dark under-eye circles. In the long term, chronic sleep deprivation and prolonged elevations in cortisol lead to breakdown of collagen, fine lines and loss of skin elasticity. They don’t call it ‘beauty sleep’ for nothing!”

 

How do you plan to make this winter #AboutFace? Tweet us @SimpleSkincare using #AboutFace to share your tips.

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