Stress happens to everyone, everyday, and we all know too well that chronic stress can really take a toll on the body. Studies have shown the skin’s repair mechanisms get compromised and cause an increase in the hormone cortisol.
Cortisol is released as a fight-or-flight mechanism for your body to adapt in response to the stress. Too much cortisol can result in damaging our collagen production. Who would want that when collagen is what gives our skin strength and elasticity, along with replacing dead skin cells?!
Don’t panic! We know the stress is bad enough as it is, but to now stress about how your skin is stressed too? Below we’ve outlined some easy steps to help keep your skin looking cool, calm, and collected — even when your life happens to be more chaotic than ever. Keeping reading to learn more.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Chances are that you are not drinking enough water. Cortisol can also damage the skin’s ability to hold on to water, which definitely means your body needs proper hydration in order to avoid skin appearing dull, dry, and flaky!
Dehydration can also work to trigger oil glands in the skin — no thank you!
GREEN TEA BEAUTY TRICK
Ever use green tea as part of your beauty regimen? It’s a fun trick we suggest sprinkling into your skincare routine, in addition to your favorite BABOR regimen, of course.
Green tea is loaded with anti-aging and antioxidant benefits that can help reduce
inflammation and bacteria. Antioxidants in the tea also help encourage healing of cells, which fight premature aging like wrinkles and sun damage.
Catechins in green tea help regulate hormonal imbalances, like reducing the production of sebum (the skin’s natural oil.) Stress undoubtedly increases oil production in the skin, which of course can result in acne and enlarged pores. Catechins work as antibacterial agents to help fight these acne-causing bacteria.
There are myriads of ways to use green tea in your skincare routine, but here are our favorite two:
- FOR THE EYES – Brew two bags of green tea. Wring them slightly and allow to cool for a few seconds. Carefully apply a teabag to each eye (while laying on a flat surface) and gently apply pressure down on the bags. Leave the bags on for about 15-20 min and you will notice an immediate relief in irritation and tiredness! This trick can also help reduce any swelling and puffiness around the eyes.
- FOR THE FACE – Just brew some tea, let cool, and use as a face wash! Rinse with cool water afterwards. You can also lay tea bags (once cooled) directly on the skin or rub it all over your face to soothe and calm inflamed skin.While skincare DIY’s are great, they can be time consuming and not always super convenient, especially when you’re stressed! Looking for an even quicker fix? Our cooling, 10-minute express HYDRO RX eye pads deliver a powerful blend of hyaluronic acid, hexapeptide-8 and second skin technology developed specifically for the sensitive eye area. In just 10 minutes, your skin will be refreshed, your eyes will be smoother and brighter and have a more radiant, hydrated appearance — bye, bye stress!
BABOR BEAUTY AMPOULES
Last but not least, the perfect pop of beauty to help out your skin — BABOR skincare! BABOR is especially known for it’s art of precision skincare with highly innovative active formulas that help target any skin concerns, like stressed and tired skin!
BABOR Stop Stress beauty ampoules are the best things to STOP STRESS, working to calm and strengthen sensitive skin. The active de-stressing concentrate also helps to relieve skin irritations and redness. Stop Stress beauty ampoules contain an extract of wild indigo, which promotes beta-endorphin synthesis and thus reduces stress-induced redness and irritation. Extracts from algae also help supply moisture and bind it into the skin, meaning BABOR beauty ampoules are the perfect skin cocktail for those stressful times.
As a result from using these beauty ampoules, the skin responds better under pressure and looks more even and relaxed. Get in on the skin relaxing program and shop BABOR Stop Stress beauty ampoules today!