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How to Manage Anxiety with Skincare

How to Manage Anxiety with Skincare

So the world is ending. Well, maybe not, but it feels like the world's ending, and that's what matters. All around you, people are stressed out of their minds and quietly slipping into panic mood. And panic causes wrinkles.

But this isn't a time to panic. In fact, it's a time to cancel plans, work from home, and relax. Here's how to relax with a few simple skincare steps.

1. Remove your makeup.

If you don't, even the best skincare routine in the world won't help.

2. Run a bath.

Add some flowers, fruit slices, or your favorite bubble baths. Light some candles and turn off the lights. Slip into the water and allow yourself to unwind. After a few minutes, gently exfoliate your face with a Korean Exfoliating Mitt.

Then, gently exfoliate the rest of your body with a Korean Exfoliating Washcloth. As you exfoliate, give your whole body a bit of a massage to release additional tension. Appreciate your body for the work it does for you. Thank your legs for carrying you throughout the day. Thank your arms for lifting so many things. Thank your feet for being able to walk and run and balance. By showing your body appreciation, you start being less critical of its visible appearance and more grateful for the work it does.

3. Gently towel dry.

Put your hair in a towel or use our Tidy Tresses Headband to keep your hair out of your face.

4. Pat serum in.

While your pores are still open (within about three minutes of getting out of the bath), pat in a highly absorbable serum.

5. Mask.

Now, add in your favorite mask. The mask will help seal in the serum while doing its own magic. 

6. Add lotion.

While your mask is sitting on your face, wrap yourself in a robe and begin massaging lotion over the rest of your body. This is also a great time to slip on a foot mask.

7. Breathe. 

Put away your phone, put on some music, and close your eyes. For the next twenty minutes, focus on your breathing and let the anxiety melt away.