The whole beauty industry pulls the stress-slash-self-care-self-love card whenever it seems convenient or most likely needs to sell the latest blush pink bottle of spring water (or whatever else). We all know the truth – anxiety and stress can be only eliminated with our willingness to exercise, say no to energy drinks (and people), proper diet and sleep. Yet, if there is one thing that can put all of us at ease, that is, a proper routine. Whether beauty related or strictly skincare, if holding that precious new jar of your favourite insert serum/oil/cream here, followed by righteously expensive organic mist/lip balm/eye mask makes you feel all the peace and fluffy kittens inside, so be it. If you still have not found the one, scroll through our picks that can lift you up and hopefully leave you more or less stress-free.
Figure your night time routine like a good school girl and stick to it religiously: make up removed, skin moisturised and plumped. Add a mist to calm your nerves, not to your face, but straight to your pillow (or linen, or pajamas). That’s right, if you are beginning your zen journey with aromatherapy, experimenting with natural oils is your first halt. Try J Jurlique’s Calming Blend Mist (claims to assist you with finding your chi) or a simpler lavender spray by This Works . If Chamomile and botanical ingredients sounds more like serenity to you, go for Aurelia’s Sleep Time Pillow Mist (also suitable for children).
Cutting down on sugar, limiting your screen time and sticking to an uptight schedule will move mountains for your chakras and overall health, but if you are suffering a magnesium deficiency (aren’t we all) the anxiety symptoms will persist. Apathy, fatigue, irregular heartbeat, brain fog and migraines are just a few signs that you might be suffering a shortage of magnesium. A frequent check up with your General Practitioner is always a good idea, as well as downing on magnesium rich foods just in case (spinach, almonds, whole grain brown rice and pumpkin seeds). Remember to use a beauty supplement that lists magnesium as one of the ingredients in moderation.
If everything fails invest into one star product that will work wonders for your skin over night. Sunday Riley’s Luna oil l have received splendid reviews online and has been a darling on everybody’s top shelf. Collagen can give your features that radiant appearance that your mood fails to portray, so if your budget allows, splurge on Algenist’s Genius Sleeping Collagencream. Vitamin C can achieve a natural glow when your spirit cannot, so make your pick between Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Brightening Overnight Treatment or Caudalie’s VineActiv Overnight Detox Oil. .
p.s. Sometimes all a girl needs is a swoosh of red to kick her anxiety in the corner.