Hey Rosettes - let’s talk stress. It’s one of those things about life that we cannot avoid. And unfortunately, it takes its toll on us whether we like it or not. April 16th is National Stress Awareness Day, so we’re taking time to focus on the effects of stress and ways to combat it!
Stress affects everyone, no matter the demographic or lifestyle. Stress is one of the number one causes of acne and hair loss. However, by taking charge of our daily routines, we can flip the script and live our best lives - stress and all.
Start with your skin
The skin is one of the main areas negatively affected by stress. Acne, which is primarily caused by, you guessed it, stress - is the most common skin condition in the United States. But since our skin is our largest organ (strange but true), it’s also the perfect place to start soothing our stress-related strains.
Integrating self-facials into your skincare routine is simple and a quick fix for daily tensions. Start by choosing a gentle cleanser, like one of the Camille Rose Camille’s Garden Facial Bars, that suits your personal skincare needs
(Pro-tip: try Tumeric for exfoliation, Tamanu for balance, or Rice Bran to brighten).
Lather, then wash your face using soft, circular motions. If you need more exfoliation action than look no further than Camille Rose Seedless Skin.
1. Squeeze a dime-sized amount onto fingertips and massage slowly and gently onto the face in circular motions.
2. Concentrate on areas that are particularly clogged, dull or tense.
3. Rinse with warm water.
Treat your eyes to a cool cucumber compress, then apply a pea-sized amount of Camille Rose Eye Blossom Under-Eye Repair Gel onto fingertips. Blot under eyes and around delicate crease areas morning and evening. This antioxidant-rich beauty confection gel minimizes the look of dark circles, puffiness, and tired-looking eyes that can result from worry and, well, long days and nights in general. Finish off by massaging in Camille Rose Youth Burst to give skin a healthy, moisturized glow while providing potent skin barrier repair.
From the crown down
Did you know that stress and anxiety affect the hair? High cortisol levels can cause the body to go into a state of shock, pushing hair follicles into a dormant state. Over time, this causes hair breakage and fallout.
Switching up your routine to include a scalp massage on wash day is a complete game-changer. How? Massaging the scalp increases blood flow, which can help encourage new growth, activate “sleeping” hair follicles, and even reverse the adverse effects of tension.
To fuse scalp massage into your self-care routine, start by sectioning hair and applying a mild cleanser (we love Neroli Citrus Blossom Cleansing Milk for this step) with fingers, then slowly and gently massage into the scalp. Be sure to cover your entire scalp and focus on any areas that may feel tense until you feel relaxed and at ease.
Rinse with cool water until the product is completely removed, then follow with Camille Rose Lavender Quench Deep Conditioner. This product invigorates the scalp while providing a double dose of aromatherapy in the form of argan and lavender oils, leaving your hair rejuvenated and your spirit at ease.
While we may not eliminate the factors that create stress in our lives, we can call the shots and make our realities. Take a deep breath, light a candle, and rewrite your routine so that you stress less. Trust us, and you’ll thank yourself!