We already know that one of the worst things that can happen is for our skin to be the display case for ALL of the stress in our life. From pesky blackheads to unwanted facial lines…sometimes the only story on our face is one of stress.
Late nights, early mornings, deadlines, relationships, and more can make for some problematic skin. The thing about stress is that we have to take so much into account. You have environmental stress, familial stress, stress from work, our own personal anxieties that can lead to stress, and so much more!
Juggling all of our responsibilities can be a lot. Though we try to do what we can, those beautiful flaws can still come through.
Thankfully, with the skincare products from Lavelier, we are armed to fight any and all of the visible signs of stress!
Here’s the Deal
Stressed-out skin can show itself in various ways but some of the biggest are:
Of course, we can do what we can to limit the amount of stress in our lives. But, sometimes, it’s honestly just inevitable!
By being knowledgeable about what stressed skin looks like, how to combat it, and what caused it in the first place we can set ourselves up for success and stress-free skin!
It seems that acne flare-ups always happen at the worst time, right? Maybe right before that big work event or that weekend getaway?
Take a deep breath and relax. No matter how stressful of a time you may be going through, stop acne flare-ups from ever even getting a chance by keeping up a daily and consistent regimen to keep your skin looking clean and balanced.
The Lavelier Skin Care Biology Mousse Cleanser will reveal skin that looks soft and clean as dirt and makeup are washed away with this lathering cleanser. Follow up with our Marine Facial Toner. It’s formulated with Hyaluronic Acid to leave your skin feeling super balanced and fresh.
Next in line is our Marine Deep Moisturizer. It’s infused with Green Tea extract to both soothe and nurture the feel of your skin following the cleansing and toning process.
Dull & Dry Skin
Ever notice when your skin isn’t looking as radiant or vibrant as it could be? Perhaps it looks a little dull and has a bit of a cast to it? Your skin may even appear lackluster and sandpaper-like to the touch.
These are all signs that your skin, and of course you, has potentially been through a large amount of stress recently.
However, Lavelier skincare products can be used to combat the appearance of these issues on a daily basis. Some products can be used occasionally as a treatment.
Lavelier’s Moisture Allure Cream is infused with Coral Seaweed to energize the feel of the skin, giving it a more “awake” and lively look. What we absolutely love about this cream is that while it is quite rich, you are still able to use it on a daily basis.
It would probably be best to use this moisturizer in the evening to get the most effectiveness out of it. In the morning, you could apply our Divine Day Defense SPF 30.
In addition to stress, dull skin can also be the result of overexposure to the sun. As your skin becomes moisturized it will feel softer to the touch and visible signs of dullness will reduce greatly, leaving you with skin that looks and feels healthy!
You could even incorporate an exfoliant, like our Intensive Facial Peel. It will not only aid in revealing a more radiant complexion but help to smooth the feel of the skin and promote a more youthful appearance.
Wrinkles & Fine Lines
One of the biggest signs of stress over time is the appearance of those pesky wrinkles and fine lines. It’s super important that we do what we can to limit our stress because as we age, the presence of wrinkles is already on the horizon. Of course, everything from lifestyle to genetics plays into this too.
One of our most powerful and popular products, our Advanced Marine Bio-Syringe, uses a syringe structured application for precise control and targeting. It’s formulated with ingredients like DMAE or dimethylaminoethanol and Avocado Oil. Both are great at helping to reduce the visible signs of the skin aging process!
For the appearance of deep-set wrinkles brought on by stress and/or age, our Coralline Collagen Wrinkle IV Rescue is heavily concentrated. It has been created with Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid. Over time, the appearance of wrinkles will be reduced and your skin will look and feel firmer and smoother.
Eye Area Concerns
Another super obvious sign of skin that is going through it is prevalent in our eye area. Stress can cause the appearance of fine lines around the eye area as well as visible eye bags and dark circles. We know it’s so easy to say, “go to bed”, but even a good night’s rest can’t stop stress!
Lavalier Skin Care understands this and that’s why we formulate our products to be as effective as possible.
Fight the appearance of those eye issues by having a potent eye care regimen. Lavelier’s Eye Firming Concentrate is an excellent product to introduce into your routine to fight the visible signs of stress around the eyes. Say goodbye to tired-looking eyes and say hello to waking up feeling and looking refreshed through marine botanicals and Caffeine.
To plump up the look of the skin around the eyes, the Lavelier Skin Care Fine Line Eye Serum utilizes Hyaluronic Acid. This adds moisture, giving you a more youthful appearance.
Still Not Convinced?
So now you know what stressed skin can result in and how Lavelier can help fight those visible signs of stress and reveal a more youthful and glowy complexion overall.
But…do you even know why these things are happening?
Why does stress cause the skin to go from fab to drab!?
There are honestly many reasons why stress can have such a strong, and a lot of the time negative, effect on the skin. We have to remember that everyone is different. While there are some pretty broad and consistent reasons for stress-related skin issues, everyone’s skin reacts differently to stress.
Here’s the Thing
The reason that stress results in the skin getting a little out of wack comes from a number of reasons, but here are the main ones:
- Excess oil
- Weakened immune system
- Repetitive facial movements
- Anxious picking
If you’re like most women, stress can bring on a horrible onslaught of acne flare-ups. Well, this is resulting from the stress hormone, cortisol. It often causes an overproduction of sebum or oil in our skin. Excess oil can make for an oily or “greasy” complexion. For some skin types, it can mean a full-on breakout. This can leave us feeling even more stressed and self-conscious than before.
To combat this, let’s make sure that we have an effective and solid daily routine that keeps our skin feeling fresh and balanced. Lavelier skincare products are a great starting place for building a skin arsenal. The best defense for any and all skin issues is to already have a regimen in place that is tackling your skin concerns.
Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready!
Weakened Immune System
Did you know that stress has the ability to wreak havoc on our immune system? There’s a reason why individuals who may be ill are heavily advised to avoid stressful situations. The same thing goes for your skin.
When we are under stress, depending on its severity, we can be inviting a host of issues via our immune system. These issues may not seem to prevalent until they appear on your skin.
This impact on our immune system can result in our skin being extra sensitive and reactive. This means that different environmental factors that we may encounter every day may suddenly become too much for our skin. This results in observable stress on the skin.
Making it a point to lead a healthy lifestyle and being cognizant of how we treat our bodies will greatly benefit our skin. As mentioned before, stress is a part of life. However, the things you can control can greatly reduce your stress if you choose to.
Repetitive Facial Movements
You may be wondering how repetitive facial movements have anything to do with stress. Unfortunately, it is true. While our faces may be filled with several muscles allowing us to move them in any facial expression that we want, we may want to hold off.
When you picture a stressed person, you may picture a furrowed brow or even a frown on their face. Well, that furrowed brow and that upside-down smile can eventually result in the appearance of wrinkles being developed.
Yes, it is natural for us to show expression through our facial muscles. However, stress can sometimes lead to people making repeated facial expressions, such as frowning.
Of course, it is quite hard to be so aware of your facial muscles at every point of the day. However, doing what we can to monitor our stress levels so that we aren’t so inclined to make those facial expressions may help us ward off the appearance of those wrinkles and fine lines!
We are all aware of what can happen when we get stressed, and it involves our skin. We can end up picking anxiously at our skin. This can lead to even more skin issues, resulting in even more stress! A vicious circle at its best.
Picking at our skin is one of the worst things we can do, especially if our goal is to reduce the visible signs of stress. Unclean hands, transferring oil from your hands to your face, and possibly hurting yourself while picking are all reasons to avoid touching your face at all.
Do what you can to be aware of when you are picking at your skin. For some, picking at the skin may seem like second nature. However, it can greatly damage your skin and make matters even worse.
If you know that touching your skin is a habit of yours, at least be sure to wash your hands regularly to avoid spreading bacteria and/or germs.
By Now, You Should Know
Stress is inevitable but that doesn’t mean it has to stress out your skin as well. Keep your skin in check with a great daily routine so that your skin looks fresh and balanced at all times. This doesn’t mean that you have to go out and buy 10 products just to start a routine. A good cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and either a mask or serum, are great starting points for any routine.
Do what you can to moderate your stress levels so you aren’t putting unnecessary stress onto your body or skin. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will also aid in keeping stress levels low!
We know stress can sometimes get the best of us, but with Lavelier, we can be ready to tackle it head-on!