Stress and your skin: Silicea’s guide to building a healthier relationship

De-Stress

Does it feel like the universe is punishing you, when life is getting a little tough and your skin decides to break out on you? Damn you stress! It makes our hormone levels spike, aggravating any skin problems we might have had, and inviting a bunch of others. But never fear, Silicea is here to help!

Silicea is an ideal supplement to give your body an extra boost of health both inside and out when you’re not feeling on your A-Game. Its key ingredient silica promotes clear, healthy skin as it works to reduce the signs of aging and increases the healing time of scarring and other wounds by boosting your collagen production. However, sometimes your skin needs a little bit of extra pampering to de-stress in times of need. Here are some ways to relax your skin while you’re under pressure:

Don’t neglect your health
When we get stressed it is a common reaction to calm our nerves with a block of chocolate or other fatty foods. In reality, processed and unhealthy foods end up weighing us down, making us feel worse. Physical activity and healthy foods are essential in keeping your skin in tiptop shape. So swap the packet of chips for a piece of fruit and hit the gym! The endorphins that are released while exercising will decrease the stress hormones in your body and have you feeling back to yourself in no time.

Even in your busiest times, getting enough sleep at night is important to maintain your overall health and appearance. Cutting your snoozing short regularly can have harmful outcomes for your skin. Without your regular eight hours of sleep, collagen production in your body slows leaving your skin dull and the potential for dark circles to appear under your eyes as a result of blood vessels dilating. Listening to music or read a book rather than using technology half an hour before bed can help release the stress that has built up in your body, soothing you to sleep.

Make your skin glow
As if the pesky pimples you are rocking weren’t enough to deal with, stress can also slow down the shedding of dead skin cells, leaving your with dull, rough skin. If this is the case, give your skin a helping hand by exfoliating. There are also simple home remedies and face masks you can try that are effective at waking up dull skin. A favourite at Silicea is natural yoghurt mixed with honey. This combination will exfoliate the surface and leave your skin with a healthy, natural glow.

If greasy or spotty skin is your problem, make sure you are keeping a regular treatment skincare routine during stressful times, but be sure to avoid moisturisers that are too rich. Of course, there is nothing better you can do for your skin than staying hydrated! Drinking water can be free of charge and can have enormous positive effects on your skin and mood. Silicea, when applied onto the skin, has a natural drying effect and can soak up those excess oils. Apply Silicea gel to the skin with a cotton ball or swab and then wash off after 5 minutes. You will feel the difference!

Relax your muscles
A head full of worry lines is not only scaring people off, but all that frowning is going to etch permanent wrinkles onto your forehead. Long-term stress can leave a lasting mark on your face resulting in lines carved into your skin as well as bags and a downturned mouth. Try to pay attention to your facial muscles and when you feel your face tense up, relax it.

Meditation is also a great way to practice calming your mind to reduce stress. You will be amazed how far five minutes of “me time” can go towards improving your appearance and mind. Remember to take time out of your day to take a deep breath and calm your nervous system. This will release chemicals that counteract the stress chemicals and hormones and have you on your way feeling a littler bit lighter.

To find out more about how Silicea products can boost the appearance of stressed-out skin, visit www.silicea.com.au for our full product range.