Skin 101: Small Ways to Stress Less This Festive Season
We thought this might be helpful in the lead up to Christmas and the new year, love Caci x
Go for a walk 🌲
Moving your body and breathing fresh air is proven to to decrease tension while boosting and stabilising your mood. As we all know, exercising also increases endorphins which improve your sleep and reduce stress. Allocate a few times a week to prioritise movement and make sure you fit it in. It's amazing how a quick walk around the block can benefit your mood and energy levels!
Breathing is one of the best tools you can use to help decrease stress levels. When you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. Want to take a moment to breathe? Head to our Instagram Stories to take a quick few minutes to breathe, reset and then tackle your day!
Smiling sends signals to your brain that you're happy, releasing dopamine, a combats cortisol. Enough said.
Say no 📅
You can’t be everywhere at once! Be honest with yourself about what you can handle. Instead of going to your Christmas party, your partner's Christmas party, that Girls Christmas lunch and your cousin's Summer BBQ... pick one or two. Prioritize your time and only commit to what you actually want to do. It’s all about quality, not quantity.
Prioritise self care ❤️
This is a season of giving, but don’t give so much of yourself away that you have nothing left to give. Set time aside for yourself to practice self care. This can be as simple as a walk, taking the time with your skin routine or lying in the sun (with SPF & a hat of course). Having some ‘me’ time will help you to destress and relax so you can enjoy festivities.