Under pressure? The side effects of a hectic life include increased cortisol production. Your skin usually pays the price and will be sure to communicate your stress levels. Here’s a list from Kristals Cosmetics experts of the main stress signs to watch out for, and how you can manage them.
Kristals Cosmetics Tips: Is Your Skin Stressed Out?
#1 You’re breaking out
This stress hormone, cortisol, is also responsible for other hormonal imbalances, such as testosterone. That extra testosterone increases oil production which clogs pores and combined with bacteria causes acne breakouts.
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We suggest the DIAMOND Anti-Gravity Gentle Foaming Milk from Kristals Cosmetics. This gentle 2-phase milk-to-foam cleanser with real diamonds cleans, hydrates, and frees your skin from pollutants and makeup residues. Follow this step with the ROSE QUARTZ Oil Free Spot Treatment from Kristals Cosmetics to heal and dry your acne.
#2 Your Face Feels Tighter than Usual
Another signal of stress that quickly shows on your skin are dullness and dry skin. If your face is not usually that dry and you’re feeling it tighter than normal when you smile, chances are your skin is getting dehydrated as a result of stress. Blame cortisol, once again.
It is the culprit for the skin’s inability to hold on to water. Moisture loss can easily be detected by a sudden lack of glow in your complexion.
Kristals Cosmetics Tip: Skip hot showers because hot temperatures strip skin’s natural oils. Instead, shower warm and apply a rich face cream – such as Ruby Super Facial Nourishing Cream – while your skin is still damp to lock in that moisture. Last but not least, schedule some time to pamper yourself and relax while using Aventurine Collagen Booster Mask from Kristals Cosmetics.
#3 You look Flushed all the time
Have you been worrying a bit too much about redness lately? Stress can also trigger flushing due to rosacea flares or increased blood flow.
#4 Your eyes look super tired
Lack of sleep and chronic tension will tax the sensitive skin around your eyes, causing dark circles and puffiness.
Kristals Cosmetics Tip: Hit the sack earlier! While you rest, sleep with your head slightly up to decrease inflammation.
In the morning, schedule some time to apply fresh cucumber slices over your eyes. These constrict the blood and lymph vessels that bring fluid to the eye area. Lastly, use Sapphire Retinol Firming & Lifting eye cream from Kristals Cosmetics followed by under-eye concealer.