5 Products That Can Help Calm Stressed Out Skin
“Stressed out” is a state of being most women know all too well. Breakups, hectic schedules, trauma, loss, really anything that signals a drastic change can set our stress hormones—including adrenaline and cortisol—aflutter. As if the negative effects of stress on our bodies wasn’t already bad enough, stress can also do a number on our skin from more pronounced wrinkles and dark circles to breakouts. And let us tell you, there’s nothing worse than stressing out about the way stress is wrecking your complexion. So, how exactly can you cut the cycle? The first step should be taking a big, deep breath. Step two? Learn how to cope with your stress to keep it at a minimal level. Easier said than done, sure, but it can have a great impact long term. And lastly, break out the big guns. Herewith, our top product picks that can help reduce visible signs of stress on skin.
SkinCeuticals Biocellulose Restorative Masque
Optimal for stressed skin, help alleviate discomfort using this restorative sheet mask. Its unique fibers distribute heat-reducing water to the skin’s surface to provide cooling and soothing relief.
Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer
Looking for a product that can reduce the visible signs of stress including skin fatigue? Look no further. This lightweight formula—with rose gallica botanical extract, mannose, and chamomile—helps minimize skin’s visible response to stress, while helping to protect the skin barrier.
Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer, $40
Decléor Aromessence Neroli Hydrating Oil Serum
Formulated with essential oils of neroli, sandalwood, petitgrain, sage, parsley, and juniper berries, this award-winning serum helps to comfort skin that’s exposed to daily stressors. The formula soothes and relaxes skin, boosts hydration, refines skin’s texture, and restores a radiant-looking complexion. To use, apply two drops over the entire face, pressing in with fingertips and finishing with light sweeping strokes. Use morning and night followed by moisturizer.
Lancôme Hydra Zen Beauty Essence
Designed to help fight the visible signs of stress, this beauty essence provides intense hydration for skin to feel soothed and comfortable. To use, press the formula onto a cleansed and toned face and neck. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer.
L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Skin Recharger Day/Night Cream
One of the major side effects of stress is fatigue, which can cause skin to look dull, dry, and tired. To help restore a well-rested appearance and glow, apply this moisturizing formula morning and night.