Who hasn't got some stress in their life these days?
And who (like me) finds that stress affects their skin?
Very few people have no stress, but only a few know how to manage or reduce stress to continue living a happy, healthy lifestyle as well as having clear glowing skin.
Some of these methods to reduce stress (and therefore help acne) are so simple it's unbelievable, but you just have to put them into practice daily, which is sometimes harder than it seems.
Here are just 5 of them:
1. Be Mindful - Practising mindfulness is a mind-body approach to life that helps us to relate differently to experiences. By paying attention to our thoughts and feelings we increase our ability to manage difficult situations and make wise choices.
2. Prioritise - we've all got a million things to do, but to avoid a meltdown, jot them down in a list.
Most urgent at the top, winding down to the less important things that can wait. A bit embarrassing to admit but I love to put a line through the jobs I've completed with a colourful (sparkly actually) pen. Makes me feel like someone is giving me a pat on the back to say "good job" Kikki.K do great "to do lists" and sparkly pens ;)
3. Eat & Drink - Do you eat less when you're stressed? Or are you like me and have the tendency to eat too much or the wrong things when stress is knocking on you're door? Turning to fast food, chocolate, coffee or wine is a fast fix...and not really a great fix :( Eating fresh unprocessed foods is the trick.
I always take my SkinB5 tablets www.skinb5.com which not only help keep the pimples at bay but B vitamins help with energy too so you don't need that extra coffee.
4. Exercise - I know when you're stressed it can be the last thing you want to do, but you will 100% feel better for it - Yoga is the best for me as. So put some exercise in your calendar/diary, book a class or make an arrangement with a friend so you stick to it. It doesn't have to be hard-core. A 30min walk could do the trick and build up from there.
Venessa Nickless Yoga, Health Coaching & Pilates Practitioner in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Her adrenal exhaustion, terrible skin problems and digestion issues led her to taking steps to revitalise her health & energy by changing diet; which includes daily use of SkinB5 supplements and skin products to this day.
She changed her fitness regime; focusing on Yoga and Meditation to increase energy and changed career so that she could help people to achieve the clear skin and confidence that they deserve.