Earlier this month I caught up with skyn ICELAND at Henri Bendel to slow down and cool down before the inevitable chaos of summer begins. skyn iceland understands just how unhealthy stress is for skin health and explained that when we’re stressed hormones like cortisol, adrenaline, and histamine are released into our bloodstreams and can cause excess oil, breakouts, dehydration, and irritation, which leads to premature aging. Using skyn ICELAND’s signature products like: The ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion, Arctic Face Mist,Glacial Cleansing Cloths, Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, help us to cool down but topical care is only half the battle. Slowing down is equally as important. skyn ICELAND offers the following 5 tips to de-stress this summer:
1. Skin Superfoods: When you’re stressed and overheated your body craves skin vital’ potassium. Seek out foods high in potassium like sweet potatoes, bananas, or raisins. For more beauty superfoods, check out these 5 Superfoods to Eat for an All-Over Summer Glow.
2. Make Plans With Yourself: Family life can really take its toll. Light a candle, rent a movie, have a glass of wine and relax…by yourself! I know, I know, easier said than done!
3. More Vitamin D, Better ZZ’s: Low levels of vitamin D disrupt your sleep cycle and leave you feeling groggy. Make sure you get your 15 minutes of sun a day to boost skin’s vitamin D levels so you feel more energized. Just don’t forget the sunscreen! See our Top Rated Sunscreens for the Entire Family and Highest Rated Makeup Products with SPF.
4. Sun Burn? Avoid direct sun from 12 pm to 3 pm, but if you accidentally get a little too much, treat skin with cold compresses, pure aloe vera gel, and skyn’s Antidote Daily Cooling Lotion to get the sting out.
5. Winter lbs = Summer Stress: Maybe your New Year’s resolution wasn’t as successful as you had planned. Don’t stress— embrace your body, because confidence is sexier than any bikini!
How do you slow down and de-stress?
*skyn ICELAND is generously offering a FREE GIFT with any purchase. Just mention this Henri Bendel offer! Offer is valid until 7/31/2013 and cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion or promotional gift card. Limit one per customer.