By Kim Joseph
No stress, Know peace - Self Care in the Age of Social Justice
At a time where many are wrapping their minds and lives around their new future in the aftermath of a pandemic, and others were breathing a sigh of cautious relief for a verdict that should've been the norm, we find ourselves bracing for impact. We all witnessed with horror, distress and rage what has been transpiring in our world.
While the media replays our fears on a constant loop with agonizing narration, the stress of it all manifests in our emotions, digestion, immune system and skin. The mind and our skin are connected on many different levels. There are a lot (A LOT) of nerve endings that are connected to our skin, which of course wraps around our organs, so as our heightened emotions play out neurologically, our bodies react. This brings increased inflammation, hormonal fluctuations, digestive issues, and more, not to mention anxiety, depression, and rumination. With all of that going on, we often forget what our skin may be feeling. And then we see break outs, dry skin or overly oily skin, rashes, etc.
(currently stressed, unhappy skin from one week of news cycle)
So how do we win?
Here are several healthy ways to combat stress:
- Turn it off and take a walk
- Take time out to do something you love and schedule it if you have to- read a book, take a bath or long shower, watch a movie
- Check out breathing exercises, yoga or a new workout, prayer and meditation, or other practices that can help you feel grounded
- Take a social media break
- Get organized! Sit down and make plans for yourself
- Don't neglect your skin. Take care of it even when you're tired or stressed. - Maintaining skin pH is KEY to fresh, clear skin and reduced inflammation.
Here's how we can help you in combating stress:
Our Resonate Perfume Body & Room Spray - it's formulated with a palo santo base to clear out any negative energy and usher in all that is positive and foster growth. It is effective immediately and perfect for when burning a palo santo stick isn't available or appropriate.
Our Calming Facial Serum - Our Calming Facial Serum engages the synergy of Chamomile, Argan Oil, Rosehip, Lavender, Sandalwood and Apple Cider Vinegar to soothe and hydrate skin, improve skin clarity, maintain skin pH and increase skin health. Use daily after cleansing the face or showering to achieve dewy, even tone skin.
Our After Shower Body Glows here and here - Formulated to pair with our fragrances or great on their own to keep you moisturized, soft and smelling wonderful all day long. Glow different! Stress depletes moisture so it's important to keep your skin hydrated all day long.
Our Nourishing Body Washes - a long, leisurely shower or bath goes a long way in calming the mind and the body and reducing stress. Making a habit of it can do wonders.