It is not shocking to see that covid affected many aspects of our lives. It affected our mental health, thanks to an increase in anxiety due to fear and uncertainty. More than ever, we are all aware of the importance of self-care and how it can influence our outlook and how we look.
Covid skin is a common concern that many people have reported; how we feel on the inside shows on our skin, and there has been an increase in tired and dull-looking skin. Stress also affects how our skin looks and feels, and people are experiencing more sensitive skin than before.
It would be lovely to go for weekly facials and massages at a spa or monthly vacations, but it is not always possible. So, bringing a little bit of that aromatherapy vibe at home can significantly lower your stress levels. How we feel on the inside always shows on our skin, and some of us could use the extra TLC.
Here are some amazing skincare finds if you have stressed and tired-looking skin.
There has been an increase in dry skin and acne in the past year, and what I love about this cleansing oil is that it transforms into a rich cleansing milk when you mix it with water. It is plant-based and washes away all the dirt, impurities, makeup, and sunscreen at the end of the day. It nourishes and brightens your tired and dull skin, and it will feel so soft after one use.
I have noticed my skin got duller when covid started, and why wouldn’t it, given the amount of stress I have been under? In addition, the environment and free radical damage are hard to avoid. One of the best skin investments to get bright skin is getting a Vitamin C serum. This powerful antioxidant will brighten your skin, reduce signs of aging, and improve skin elasticity. We don’t need our skin showing how stressed we are, right?
Voted the best foot cream of 2021 by Self Magazine, this minty and fresh foot cream softens and heals your feet. Trusted by Venus Williams, who is part-owner and Chief Brand Officer of Asutra, this ich foot cream exfoliates as it moisturizes. We tend to forget to give love to our feet, but they carry our weight all day, so we can show them a little love with this.
Stress, allergies, and life take a toll on our outlook, as well as how our eyes look. I started to notice more redness, and my eyes looked and felt dull and tired. Thankfully, these eye drops have a tiny dose of brimonidine that can reduce redness within a minute of using it and makes my eyes look whiter and brighter, and it can last all day without reapplication. It will add that missing twinkle in your eyes.
With the increase in body aches and pains, it would be lovely to get weekly massages, but that is not always wallet-friendly. I love this body cream because it is rich and non-greasy and provides deep and long-lasting care for your skin. It is made with eucalyptus oil that helps clear your mind and spearmint oil to soothe and uplift. It literally smells like a spa.
We cannot change everything around us overnight, but we can incorporate small healthy changes in our skincare to take care of our stressed and sensitive skin. We cannot control what is happening around us, but we can take care of ourselves, our minds, and our skin because it is vital for our well-being.