Keep your skin – and your outlook – calm and balanced. Find out the many ways relaxing contributes to overall skin health.
EVER WONDER IF STRESS COULD BE CAUSING YOUR SKIN CONDITION?
Researchers have come a long way in understanding the role of the nervous system and stress on inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, acne and contact dermatitis. Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. It can also make it harder for skin problems to heal. As a result, more doctors are recommending stress alleviation techniques and even aromatherapy, at least for selected patients, as part of their regimen of care.
WAYS TO RELAX
While it’s probably impossible to avoid stress completely, there are many relaxing ways that positively contribute to healthy skin. Here are a few tips to manage stress levels and take better care of yourself:
DON'T NEGLECT YOUR SKIN
Take care of it, even if you're tired or stressed.
GET REGULAR EXERCISE
It's good for your skin and the rest of your body.
FIND YOUR JOY
Take time to do something you enjoy, even if only for 10 minutes.
Even a simple walk around the neighborhood can be highly therapeutic.
MANAGE YOUR STRESS
Practice stress management techniques, such as breathing exercises, yoga or meditation.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
8 hours each night is ideal.
CHAMOMILE & LAVENDER FOR STRESS RELIEF
Plant extracts have long been known to help relax the body and soothe the skin. Chamomile is extracted as an essential oil from the leaves of the flowering plant. Chamomile has been used for centuries in aromatherapy for its calming and soothing properties. Lavender is another great essential oil known for its stress-relieving properties, calming and soothing skin with a therapeutic scent.
Keep calm and moisture on. AVEENO® STRESS RELIEF MOISTURIZING LOTION with soothing oat helps to lock in moisture for a full 24 hours. This unique lotion with lavender scent helps to calm and relax you as it is massaged into your skin.
AVEENO® STRESS RELIEF BODY WASH This soothing wash has a calming effect designed to help you relax in the shower while cleansing and moisturizing, so your skin feels soft and smooth all day long. Its unique formula combines Colloidal Oatmeal—long known for its skin-soothing benefits—with scents of lavender, essential chamomile and ylang-ylang oils, which are known for their calming benefits. It's soap free and dye free so it's gentle enough to use on sensitive skin.
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