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It's no big secret that stress can take a toll on your skin, causing all sorts of wrinkles and blemishes. I'm pretty sure I aged at least two years in the last three months, which were comprised of finding a job, finding a new place to live, moving my belongings 300 miles, unpacking boxes, starting a new job, and adjusting to a new schedule.
I once read that the best thing to do for healthy skin is to relax. Oh, really? You don't say. I would love to soak in a bubble bath with candles, a book, and a glass of wine. But, um, I'm not sure where exactly that fits in when you are finding a job, finding a new place to live, moving your belongings 300 miles, unpacking boxes, starting a new job, and adjusting to a new schedule. And, anyway, I have no idea which box contains the candles and which contains the bubble bath (the wine glasses, on the other hand, were among the first items unpacked). Sure, I'd love to sit and listen to some music, but it seems just as stressful to sit there thinking about all the boxes I need to unpack instead of just unpacking them already.
My skin always looks its loveliest on vacation and I marvel at how dewy it is after two weeks in Paris or the Yucatan. But, let's get real, we can't always be relaxing in hammocks on the beach. Sometimes we need more than just a massage to get our skin looking pretty.
I don't have any secrets about how to de-stress for better skin (other than vacationing as often as possible!). What I can say is this: no matter how stressed I am there are three things I can do to help my skin. I fear what my skin might look like if I didn't follow these steps: 1) wear sunscreen, 2) drink water, and 3) moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. We may not always be able to de-stress, but it doesn't mean we can't fight the blemishes and wrinkles on a daily basis by staying hydrated, inside and out.
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