5 effective ways to take care of stressed skin

Written by Tashika TyagiSep 21, 2021

Stress is an inevitable part of our lives. Try as you might, you can’t let go of it, and somehow, each and every part of your being gets affected by it — even your skin. Yes, ladies, when you are stressed out, it shows on your skin too. Sudden breakouts, dark circles, unevenness, visible fine lines and even wrinkles — all these are ways of your skin telling you that it’s stressed. But fret So, to help your skin, we have picked out five simple yet effective ways to take care of stressed-out skin.

1. Turn to a mild, gentle cleanser

Harsh cleansers strip the skin of its natural oils and worsen your stressed-out skin. Your best bet is to turn to mild and gentle cleansers like the Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser for daily use. This vegan face cleanser is paraben and gluten-free and has no artificial fragrance and colours in its formula. Instead, it has an ultra calming complex, raspberry and lavender extracts that soothe and calm the redness and inflammation in your skin and help desensitise it.

2. Include serum in your daily skincare regimen

Face serums are just what your stressed skin needs to revive and replenish itself. Serums help hydrate and nourish your dry, dull skin and make it soft and supple. That’s why we suggest trying out the Lakmé 9to5 Vitamin C+ Facial Serum. This magical serum is infused with Kakadu Plum (world’s highest source of Vitamin C), which helps fight issues like premature skin ageing, pollution and sun damage to give you naturally glowy, nourished and smooth skin. What we love is that this serum is lightweight, non-greasy and moisturises your skin well.

3. Never skip moisturiser

When your skin is stressed-out, it tends to turn dry and flaky, so make sure you keep it well-moisturised and hydrated. Our go-to moisturiser is the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser. With no baddies in its formula, this hydrating, lightweight moisturiser keeps your skin moisturised for upto 12 hours and feels non-greasy on the skin. It has borage seed oil, glycerin, vitamin E and pro vitamin B5 in its formula that help nourish, hydrate and soothe stressed-out skin.

4, Treat your face with a face mask

Ah, sheet masks are love! It’s the cheapest and the easiest way to revive and treat your dull, stressed skin. We love putting on the Pond’s Nourishing Sheet Mask With Vitamin E And 100% Natural Avocado at the end of a busy week to nourish and hydrate our skin. This sheet mask has 100% real avocado extracts, vitamin E and potent serum in it that helps make your skin soft and supple. Just unfold and apply on your cleansed face for 20 minutes and watch your skin transform.

5. Indulge in de-stressing activities

While we understand that stress is a part and parcel of life, you can still take few measures to de-stress and indulge in self-care; doing so will not only relax your sense but also help your skin. Practice activities like reading, journaling, yoga, painting, dancing or whatever your heart feels like doing for a few minutes everyday and you’ll feel less stressed out in general.