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04.16.13

THE TIP-OFF: STRESS AWARENESS DAY SURVIVAL KIT

THE TIP-OFF: STRESS AWARENESS DAY SURVIVAL KIT

It’s Stress Awareness Day! Give your skin some TLC with these saviors.

Yoga, a friend’s shoulder, and lots of wine get us through stressful times, but our skin needs some extra help. “Stress certainly causes many skin problems. Various factors that stimulate certain hormones in our body can cause skin to react; these include stress, fear, and anxiety,” says Dr. Jody Levine, consulting dermatologist for Algenist. “However, since it’s hard to eliminate stress from our lives completely, we need to find the proper skincare that can help the skin respond positively to its stressors.”

For all of you stress cases out there, we’ve broken down both short and long-term solutions for your skin woes. 

YOU’RE SHINY
QUICK FIX: Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens
Drinking tea may help your constitution, but including it in beauty products can also help your complexion. These sheets soak up oil and leave behind a veil of antioxidant green tea to soothe and calm.
OVER TIME: Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate
This oil-free serum helps to absorb excess oil on the skin’s surface while also working deeper to tighten and minimize pores, smooth roughness, refine texture, and brighten—all within four weeks.

YOU’RE RED IN THE FACE
QUICK FIX: Clinique Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Pressed Powder
This yellow-toned pressed powder visibly calms redness and cools inflamed skin using a unique complex of caffeine, magnolia, mushroom, and grapefruit peel.
OVER TIME: First Aid Beauty Anti-Redness Serum
Like therapy for the skin, this serum relieves redness and reduces future flare-ups with anti-inflammatory ingredients that shrink blood vessels and prevent future broken capillaries.

YOU’RE LOOKING TIRED
QUICK FIX: Yves Saint Laurent Touché Éclat Radiant Touch
This iconic brush-on highlighter targets specific problem areas, like dull spots around the eyes, mouth, and nose. The click-pen delivers just enough natural, luminous color to wake up sleepy eyes.
OVER TIME: Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream
There’s nothing quite like a glass of wine when you’re feeling stressed. The next best thing for stressed eyes would be this formula—loaded with antioxidants from the sauvignon blanc vine, the luxurious cream works hard to reduce wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness, and dull, tired skin.

YOU’RE BREAKING OUT
QUICK FIX: Cover FX Cream Concealer
Full coverage without looking flaky—in fact, this creamy concealer disappears into skin instantly, taking dark circles and blemishes with it.
OVER TIME: Murad 30 Day Acne Complex Kit
This four-piece kit contains a cleanser with salicylic acid to fight bacteria, exfoliating gel with glycolic acid to clean pores, lotion with retinol to smooth skin’s surface, and a spot treatment with sulfur to zap spots. Group hug!

BONUS: Dab on 21 Drops De-Stress Essential Oil for an instant dose of stress relief.

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