It's National Relaxation Day! Here's How Stress Changes Your Skin...

If you didn’t already now, it’s National Relaxation Day, and we at Cel are all for a bit of TLC every now again. Because pampering yourself and giving yourself time to relax will benefit you skin, too!

It’s hard to avoid stress in day-to-day life, which is why it’s so important to look after yourself and take time to de-stress whenever you can. You can do a number of things to keep on top of it, such as eating healthily, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep and having some self-care time. If you don’t, it can affect your skin, hair and even nails. So because it’s relaxation day, here’s the 5 ways stress can affect your skin, to persuade you to take some time for yourself regularly in the name of keeping your skin healthy.

1. Under-Eye Bags

When tomorrow’s to-do list is weighing on your mind, it can be hard to get as much sleep as you really need. The American Academy of Sleep and the Sleep Research Society recommend that adults (18+) should get 7 or more hours of sleep every night, which can often be hard to do.

But if you’re not getting the sleep you need, it can cause fluid to collect below your lower eyelid, which is when you wake up to puffy eyes. (And those who sleep on your front often suffer from puffy eyes as because gravity causes more the fluid to pool there, too).

How To Avoid 

Get 7 hours of sleep (or more) every night. Don’t look at your phone an hour before heading to bed, and wind down with a good book and a cup of non-caffeinated tea. And if you wake up with puffy eyes, put a metal spoon in the fridge for an hour or so, or a freezer for a few minutes, and then press the back of it on to the under eye.

Our own Stem Cell Eye Serum will help protect the delicate skin around your eyes, making sure to rewind the signs of aging and a few late nights. It works by encouraging the collagen production, causing your skin to become more plump and appear younger, while preventing the onset of wrinkles. If you click this link, you can get 25% off our Eye Serum, and the discount will be automatically applied! 

2. Dry Skin

If you’re stressed, you’re probably not drinking enough water, and if you’re leaning towards caffeine and soda, that can dehydrate you further. If your body isn’t getting the hydration it needs, your skin will suffer, and dry skin means premature aging.

How To Avoid

Drink water! Green tea is also a great one for a boost of antioxidants and eating foods with a high-water content like fruit and cucumber can also be a great way to get more water in your diet.

For instant hydration, our Stem Cell Face Mask works wonders, making sure to provide your skin with the nutrients to strengthen your skin's dermal layer and help maintain moisture. So, if you're feeling stressed, take some time to relax with a face mask and your favorite film. And by clicking through this link, you can claim your 25% off! 

3. Acne

Our stress hormone, cortisol, can cause flare ups no matter what you’re prone to, whether it’s acne, psoriasis, or eczema. Cortisol has a direct impact on your acne as it disrupts the hormones that cause outbreaks on your skin. Stress can also disrupt the balance between the good and bad bacteria in your gut, which can also lead to acne. 

How To Avoid

To control your stress, make sure you’re eating regularly and getting enough sleep. Taking time out for yourself to relax can involve everything from a pamper night to teaching yourself meditating and using breathing techniques to lower your cortisol levels. 

4. Fine Lines

When you’re stressed you tend to hold tension in your face which can cause fine lines (and most of the time you don’t even know that you’re doing it)

How To Avoid

Try and be aware of the facial expression you’re making, which is easier said than done! Check in with yourself regularly and see where you’re holding any tension. If needed, you can place some clear tape in between your eyebrows, and when it crinkles it’ll remind you that you’re frowning! And we can bet it’s more often than you think…

5. Thinning Hair

Stress forces your hair to go from the growing phase to the falling out phase quicker, accelerating its natural cycle, and causing hair fall out and weaker hair follicles. 

How To Avoid 

You can avoid hair thinning and loss by using a Shampoo and Conditioner that will encourage growth and keep your hair strong. Our Stem Cell Shampoo and Conditioner are both packed with nutrient-rich ingredients like advanced argon extract which extends the anlagen phase of hair growth, regulating cell proliferation in the hair follicle. Our Stem Cell technology will stimulate the dormant cells and promote scalp and hair follicle health. We have a massive 30% off our Shampoo and Conditioner at the moment, so click on this link to claim it! 

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