By Carla Oates
As we hurtle towards Christmas, to-do lists and social engagements continue to stack up. While Christmas is considered the most magical time of the year, it can also be quite taxing, leading to feelings of stress and anxiety, which can then show up on our face as breakouts.
The good news is that you can minimise stress-induced breakouts and future-proof your skin this party season if you start your game plan now.
To Minimise Future Breakouts, Look After Your Gut
At The Beauty Chef, we believe that ‘Beauty begins in the belly’—and that’s why we created CLARIFY™, a targeted inner beauty powder to support a clearer complexion and a healthy belly.
Designed for people prone to skin congestion, pimples and breakouts, CLARIFY™ is a daily beauty supplement that contains nutrients designed to synergistically promote a healthier and smoother complexion.
You can take CLARIFY™ at any time of the year, but it comes into its own during December when we’re more likely to indulge in takeout and sugar-laden food, along with alcohol. Start your once-a-day CLARIFY™ ritual now to help boost cellular turnover and support breakout-prone skin throughout the festive season.
Consider A Supplement For Stress And Fatigue
Let’s face it, December is a stressful time of year. There’s a lot going on—and it can take a toll on both our skin and mental wellbeing.
If you already feel overwhelmed about the days and weeks to come, consider adding ADAPTOGEN Inner Beauty Boost to your daily routine. This delicious bio-fermented elixir contains adaptogenic herbs ashwagandha and holy basil, alongside activated vitamins B6 and B12, to help reduce fatigue, refresh tired-looking skin, calm the appearance of a rosy complexion, recharge your energy and nourish your gut. Did we mention that it tastes like cola?
Try Belly Breathing
Stress can wreak havoc on our body and gut, leading to headaches, sleeplessness and yes, even pimples. Taking a moment to focus on your breathing can help activate your parasympathetic nervous system, signalling to your brain that you’re safe. When we’re stressed, our body can produce more cortisol, which can then lead to increased oil production, clogged pores and breakouts.
Belly breathing—sometimes known as diaphragmatic or abdominal breathing—is a technique that where you focus on expanding your diaphragm, a muscle in your belly, while you breathe. Usually, normal breathing is relatively shallow and does not use our lungs to their full capacity; however, this technique is one way to slow down our breathing rate, promoting relaxation and lowering our heart rate.
Now, breathe in… And out…