Is your fa, la, la, la, la dragging? Are you relying on all those holiday cookies and jolts of caffeine to keep you going, topped off with celebratory alcoholic beverages? Most of us have way tooooooo much to do this season and right about now—in this most rushed week of the year—our skin starts revolting.
All those “cures” for exhaustion and stress actually create more stress on the body & skin by triggering the immune system. Adrenaline is released into the skin causing hormonal cysts and the body redirects water & minerals from the surface of the skin to the inside offering more protection for its core inner organs leaving the surface of the skin depleted. The effect creates the appearance of lack-lustre, blotchy and dry skin that is itchy and prone to those big, red cyst-type break-outs that never seem to come to a head.
AT HOME QUICK FIXES:
- Avoid soapy cleansers; instead remove make-up with oils like sweet almond or argan or rosehip by massaging in and removing with a warm, wet washcloth. Better yet, use Euchlora Emolulite Cleanser with added benefits. The oil conditions the skin so it can withstand the stress.
- Take a steamy shower or bath with pure lavender essential oil to decompress your stressy spirits and to provide an anti-inflamatory, anti-septic measure for your skin.
- Use clay masques to detoxify the skin. Euchlora’s Terraflora Masque is really spectacular.
- Apply cold wet water compresses to the skin to drench it and calm it. Again add a couple drops of pure lavender essential oil to the water. Or let me blend something beautiful just for your individual countenance.
- Drench those break-out bumps with anti-histamine eye drops. It will reduce the swelling and in many cases make it disappear.
- Moisturize morning and night to keep the skin strengthened.
- Drink LOTS of water to flush the stress hormones from the body and help replenish water loss in the skin. I know, I know, I know….
- I love the little tablets called Calms Forte available at Health Food Stores and some grocery stores in that section. They calm the nervous system which in turn curbs the release of the hormones that deplete the skin and the body.
- Take something off your list so that your nervous system can relax a little.
BE HAPPY, BE WELL…I am thinking about you and your skin! Jane