If you’ve been feeling anxious and stressed lately, you can definitely beat it just by making some smart tweaks to your beauty regimen.

From ramping up your exercise program to treating yourself to a relaxing hair care treatment, you can make some minor (or major, if you want to) changes to your beauty routine and make stress go away.

A Little Goes a Long Way

Almost everyone has a set or beauty routines that they follow. From a ten-step facial regimen to strict diets and exercise, each person has their own way of doing things. But did you know that you could make some tweaks on your regular routines to help you beat stress?

Whether work, school, personal life or some other reason causes your stress, you can deal with it by incorporating some smart moves into your regular body care program or beauty regimen. Making wee adjustments to some of the things that you normally do can help make big changes when it comes to reducing anxiety in your life. 

If you want to get rid of stress without really making too much of an effort, then here are some alterations that you can do to your beauty routine that will help you let go of your worries:

1. Bath time Indulgence 

Taking a bath not only washes the dirt of the daily grind away. It can also be a way to get rid of the dirt that is soiling your mood and emotions. Instead of taking just a quick shower, why not set aside some time to soak in the tub?

Order wine online ahead of time and get ready to soak in the tub with a glass of your favorite red or a sparkling bubbly. Some scientists even provide scientific backing saying that a component of wine – resveratrol – helps reduce stress in the brain.

You can also set the environment by lighting a few candles with your favorite scents. Lavender, lemon, and jasmine are just some of the popular scents that can help you relax and calm down. A nice book to read or relaxing music can also help you chill in the tub.

2. Mindful Meditations

If you’re already practicing meditation, then you can even amplify its power by incorporating some breathing exercises.

Calm your mind by breathing from your belly. Inhale and exhale slowly through your nose, making sure not to rush it. You can give yourself five seconds to draw in air and another five to let it all out.

This will not only help you feel grounded and mindful of the moment but will also help in letting oxygen flow throughout your body. In turn, this will help in giving you a better complexion and a clearer mind.

3. Defined Diet and Exercise

If part of your beauty-boosting mission is to eat well and exercise daily, then why not really get into it in a more defined way?

Be specific as to what you want to achieve and how you want to achieve it. For example, you want to stay gorgeous while also driving away negative vibes. There is specific food that you can include in your diet that includes Brazil nuts, dark chocolate, eggs, and fatty fish, to name a few. Drinking chamomile, green or turmeric tea can also help.

As for exercise, you should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise a week. This may include walking, dancing, hiking, swimming, or even doing household chores.

 A good diet and proper exercise work together to give you better immunity, detoxify your body, and pave the way to smoother and more radiant skin, among other health benefits.

4. Earn Some Zzzs

Getting the appropriate amount of sleep can also bring about beauty benefits. Aside from getting a glowing complexion, you also reduce the appearance of puffy eyes and wrinkles. A good night’s sleep also contributes to healthier and more lustrous hair.

To get better sleep, beat stress, and wake up feeling refreshed and reinvigorated, you can invest in a good quality mattress, pillows, and other beddings. Make sure that you also rid your room of electronic gadgets or other distractions. Keep a regular bedtime schedule, consider using sleep-inducing machines, or use blackout curtains to help you fall asleep better.

5. Pamper Yourself

Make sure that you look good and feel good by pampering yourself. 

Going to your reliable salon and spa to avail of beauty salon services can greatly help in keeping you aglow. Availing yourself of services like having a deep repair masque, fabulous manicure and pedicure services, or getting a Brazilian blowout can already make you ditch anxious thoughts.

You can also get a relaxing facial or a full-body massage or scrub to really slough off your stress away.

Bye-Bye Stress

Adjusting your beauty routines can do a lot of good in helping you wipe the worries away. Not only will you stay healthy and gorgeous, but you will also be able to smile more confidently as you say good riddance to anxiety and stress.

 Sources:

 Red wine contains an ingredient that really does relieve stress and anxiety, study says. https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/30/red-wine-contains-ingredient-really-relieve-stress-anxiety-study-says-10486421/

What are some foods to ease your anxiety? https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322652

Physical Activity and Adults. https://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/factsheet_adults/en/

Healthy Sleep Tips. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/healthy-sleep-tips

AUTHOR BIO

Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of Kozma & Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary, and her husband opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma & Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field” for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the Middle East.