What can I do to prevent daily stress from taking over my appearance?
Most of us are dealing with a tremendous amount of added stress this year. These underlying feelings of angst and anxiety can manifest themselves in many ways- both mental and physical. In these times, you need to be asking... what can I do for myself and why does it matter?
While we spend more of our days at home now social-distancing, we can help protect ourselves mentally and physically to stay healthy with stress-relieving at-home treatments.
When I was young, I would find myself running to my family’s refrigerator in hopes of finding anything that I could mix together and slather over my face. I don’t know why I did it, all I know is it made me feel happy.
Understanding ingredients and the role they play in interacting with the skin has come a long way. We no longer have to run to the refrigerator to use our favorite organic yogurt for a facial mask, nor do we want to run out of that yogurt in a time like this (have you seen the line at Trader Joe’s?).
Healthy practices like proper hand washing and sanitizing, as recommended by the CDC, are essential but can also leave our skin increasingly sensitive and dry. The alcohol that works beneficially to kill bacteria and viruses also happens to disintegrate the healthy compounds in our skin barrier that block out pathogens and seal in moisture.
Luckily, there are many products that are built specifically to rebuild the skin barrier and impart serious hydration. Our skin barrier is the first line of defense that we have against the outside world and using healthy barrier-rich can offer peace of mind that we are doing everything we can to protect ourselves.
Protect Delicate Skin with Barrier-Rich Ingredients:
-Jennifer Worsham, LME/LMEI
Jennifer Worsham is a licensed Master Esthetician/Master Esthetic Instructor living in Charlottesville, VA. Jennifer has served as an esthetic instructor, esthetic consultant, esthetic author and a medical aesthetic provider.
In the last few years Jennifer’s role has been an Account Executive for Skinprint, serving in sales, education and marketing support, as well as a Clinical Specialist for Candela Medical, training in a range of Candela’s portfolio of devices.
In her downtime, you can find her cooking and caring for her loving husband, 2 dogs and 3 cats, as well as always searching and seeking out answers to questions in our science-based industry, always willing to share her knowledge.