According to the Mental Health Foundation's 2018 study (on over 4000 people), stress affects 74% of people in the UK, and with April being stress awareness month it got us thinking about the connection between stress and our skin's appearance and ability to glow.
We all handle stress differently, therefore stressed skin can look different for everyone, but generally stressed skin often looks dull, flaky, and dry; it can feel tight and you could experience a sudden acne breakout which is not what we want when we lead busy lives. We need to remember that our skin is the body’s largest organ and when you’re stressed it fails to get the nutrients it needs to repair itself. But do not fear, here are some easy tips to make your skin glow and get your skincare routine back on track.
Relax with a fabric face mask
What better way to increase your skin's glow than with an aloe-infused face mask that literally seeps aloe vera goodness directly into your pores? Unlike traditional masks, this fabric Aloe Bio-Cellulose Mask fuses aloe and seagrass between bio-cellulose fibres to ensure deep moisturisation that penetrates every fine line and wrinkle, soothing and conditioning skin.
Yoga increases your circulation and, as you flow through yoga poses, it will help to get blood and oxygen circulating through your body. When your circulation is increased and things are moving more efficiently through your body, you’re more likely to handle stress better, feel energised, and this will improve your skin’s glow.
Let your skin sleep
A 2013 study, Cues of Fatigue: Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Facial Appearance, has found that sleep deprivation affects features relating to the eyes, mouth, and skin. Your body boosts blood flow to the skin which means your skin can heal itself while you snooze, and this means you may wake up with a healthy glow.
In fact, to enhance your skin even more while you sleep, apply Forever’s Sonya Refining Gel Mask 2-3 times a week before bedtime. As the cool gel quickly absorbs into your skin, you’ll feel the moisturising effect of our rich, stabilised aloe vera gel, and moisturisers like apple fruit extract and clover flower extract will leave your skin feeling soft with a youthful glow.
Drink your way to glowing skin
We know that probably the most common skincare hack you’ll ever hear is to drink water, and this is brilliant news since it’s a simple solution that’s accessible to all. Water keeps you hydrated and flushes out toxins, and hence it results in healthier looking skin. The NHS recommends 6-8 glasses of water a day.
You can also tackle skin from the inside out with our trusted Forever Aloe Vera Gel. Aloe can benefit skin, hair and nails, and since this gel is 99.7% pure, its purifying properties can work from within to give you that beautiful aloe glow.
Don’t forget the superfoods!
What you put in your body is just as important as what you put on your skin. There are some really simple, yet powerful foods we can eat to take control of our skin problems. Some of these superfoods include eggs, avocado, blueberries, quinoa, broccoli, spinach and kale so make sure you stock up. To find out more read our Benefits of free foods blog.
Do you have any tips for making your skin glow? Let us know in the comments.