Long hours in the office followed by endless household matters to take care of and kids to look after, day after day… If this sounds all too familiar to you, then you are probably prone to symptoms of stress. Other than affecting physical and emotional well-being, stress can also wreak havoc on skin health. And this is most evident when you wake up in the morning to see a face with pallid, uneven skin staring back at you.
Skin experts say that the “many first signs of stress are manifested in physical symptoms, especially on our skin”, and if this is left unchecked, it can lead to permanent effects such as early ageing. Since stress is unavoidable for most of us, the best way to combat it is to try and manage it. Here are 5 easy health and skincare hacks to try:
1. Drink Lots Of Water
You’ve probably heard this one before, but we cannot emphasise enough how important it is to stay hydrated throughout the day. Even if you are busy in between meetings and paper work, always have a bottle or pitcher of water with you at all times so you can rehydrate. And when you are on-the-go or having a day out with the family, remember to take a swig from your bottle at least every half an hour. Staying hydrated also helps keep your skin plump and smooth.
2. Eat Healthy And Happy
When people are stressed, they commonly turn to food as a form of solace. But this can have detrimental effects on your well-being, weight and also skin health. If you love to eat when you are stressed, indulge in foods that can help you cope with stress instead – the key is to choose the beneficial foods for your body and you won’t need to worry while munching away. Having a healthy eating habit will also encourage your kids to eat healthier too!
3. Pamper Yourself With A Beauty Regimen
Many of us love to indulge in lots of beauty products in our regimen, but some products can help care and work harder for your skin than others. Especially if you are a working mum, every minute of your time is precious. The key is to find a luxurious skin booster that can help make your skincare regimen work extra hard for you, as well as help relax and reawaken your skin at the same time. The new L’OCCITANE Immortelle Reset (read more below) is your answer as it can be added seamlessly into your regimen to optimise and boost it.
4. Get Enough Restful Sleep
You’ve heard of how important it is to get adequate sleep every night. So make sure that you achieve at least 8 hours of restful and uninterrupted sleep each day. The key here is “restful and uninterrupted”– that means putting away your devices or any other distractions during bedtime. Some people find that having aromatherapy in the bedroom helps them snooze better; try it out to see if it works for you.
5. Create “Me-Time” Every Day
Sometimes we are so busy taking care of others that we forget to take care of ourselves. So always tell yourself that no matter how busy you are with the family and kids, taking some time out to pamper yourself is a luxury which you deserve. Use this time to indulge in something you love, whether it’s online shopping, reading a book, or enjoying a soak in the bathtub. Remember: Self-care is not selfish; in fact, taking better care of yourself puts you in better shape so you have the energy to take care of your loved ones.
Get Your Glow Back Pronto
If you are looking to boost your skincare regimen, the new L’OCCITANE Immortelle Reset can be a great addition as it fits seamlessly into your existing routine. Designed to prepare your skin to welcome the benefits of other skincare products, the serum-in-oil formulation of the Immortelle Reset contains three active ingredients from natural origins – Immortelle essential oil, Acmella Oleacera extract and Marjoram extract – to reactivate, relax and reawaken your skin
But what’s the secret to Immortelle Reset’s efficacy? The bottle is made up of more than 3,000 bubbles of the encapsulated Immortelle essential oil – so every pump distils optimum spheres of anti-ageing goodness to your skin to replenish and plump it. With continuous use daily, your complexion looks transformed and re-energised.
Real Results On Real Women
Not convinced by the above? A test* conducted by L’OCCITANE found that 90 per cent of Asian women experienced skin that looks rested and reset in just 7 days after using Immortelle Reset – an added bonus for busy working mums and career women who are always strapped for self-care time.
Separately, real-life women from Singapore who have tried Immortelle Reset for 28 days noticed a marked difference. Chloe Choong, 31, who has been living with troubled skin, says, “Although I still have some blemishes, I can say that Immortelle Reset has helped improve my skin a lot in the past 28 days! My skin is now refreshed and radiant.” Similarly, Vivid Zhong, 25 who suffers from breakouts frequently due to her busy lifestyle and stress, agrees. “WOW, I’m seriously impressed with Immortelle Reset! My skin tone is more even, radiant, moisturised and smooth. It feels like there is a layer of protection on my skin that helps it become less sensitive!”, says Vivid after using it for 28 days.
*Consumer test results on 31 women – Asia
Reset In 3 Steps
Using L’OCCITANE Immortelle Reset is simple, with just 3 steps!
1. After applying your favourite cleanser and toner, release a few pumps of Immortelle Reset into your palms.
2. Heat up and activate the Immortelle essential oil bubbles by rubbing between your hands.
3. Smooth the activated product onto your face, followed by a facial oil like the L’OCCITANE Divine Youth Oil or the rest of your beauty regimen.
L’OCCITANE Immortelle Reset is available in L’OCCITANE stores and at sg.loccitane.com now.
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