National Relaxation Day is on August 15th this year. It is a day to relax, unwind, and focus on self-care! DCSI always encourages our patients to take time to try and de-stress. Leading a stress-free life or at least taking the time to de-stress can positively affect the skin.    Our South Florida dermatologist has some tips on ways to relax and what stress-relieving products to use.   


Can Stress Cause Skin Problems?

Stress can definitely affect the skin. Both acute and chronic stress can cause visible signs on the skin like:     Repeated psychological or environmental stressors can permanently affect your skin beyond flushing or sweating. It can affect your overall well-being, too. There are also some stress-relieving beauty products to help with relaxation.   While reducing the stress levels should alleviate some of the symptoms, there are sometimes situations that might need a little more attention. DCSI can share some of the products we recommend to help you relax on National Relaxation Day.    


Stress-Relieving Beauty Products

Here is our list of products to help with stress:  
  • Matcha Magic Super-Antioxidant Mask - This mask helps reduce redness, calms skin inflammation, brightens, reduces oil, and promotes collagen production. 
  • Hydrating Plumping Mask - A cooling gel mask that soothes and moisturizes the skin with aloe leaf juice and rose-hip seed oil.
  • Lavender Calming Body Oil - Lavender oil is known for its ability to soothe the senses and helps with a restful night’s sleep. It also moisturizes the skin. 
  • Soothing Cucumber Mask - A gently cooling mask is great for dealing with redness, rosacea, dryness, and overall stressed-out skin. Calming cucumber, chamomile, and aloe are the perfect combination to soothe and hydrate the skin. 
  • Aveda Stress-Fix Body Cream - This combination of lavender and sage is a perfect stress fix. 
  • Stress Relief Eye Mask - This is one of the quicker products to help with stress. Most eye mask take no more than 10 to 15 minutes. 
  • Deep Sleep Pillow Spray - Pillow sprays offer a light relaxing scent that helps your body and mind slow down and slip into a deep sleep. If you are dealing with acne or are prone to breakouts, we recommend to skipping this!

Contact Us

If you are anything but relaxed about your skin on National Relaxation Day, then make an appointment with our dermatologist! If you have any further questions about products to help with stress or your skin conditions, contact us!