We all know increased stress levels can lead to lack of sleep, ulcers, unhealthy eatings and more but did you ever stop to think about what happens to our skin when we get stressed? Recently I’ve noticed changes in my own skin that seem to occur when my stress levels are higher, for example small dry patches in my t-zone or acne in random spots. When I calm down i.e. get a massage, turn off the world and chill, my skin starts returning to normal.
Recently my friend Lara Eurdolian of PrettyConnected.com introduced me to skyn ICELAND, a skin care line that works to combat the physiological effects of stress on our skin, at an event held at the famous Henri Bendel store in New York City. There I learned all about how skyn ICELAND uses resources from Iceland to develop it’s products to help lessen stress-induced irritation, breakouts, redness, and premature aging. After being whisked away to enjoy a soothing and cooling eye-gel treatment,healthy Liquiteria juices, and gluten-free Kaked cupcakes I was faced with a stress test and sadly scored well over the 91 on the chart aka I am one stressed editor. I left with a renewed focus to reduce my stress and that included helping my skin.
I’ve spent the last few weeks giving several of skyn ICELAND products a try and I’ve noticed my skin is brighter, smoother, and isn’t as sensitive as it once was. My favorite products include
Glacial Cleansing Cloths – These babies are a lazy girls dream come true. These no water cloths scrub away the toughest makeup including eye makeup and still leave your skin baby soft with no need to rinse off. Perfect for planes, travel, or late nights when getting off the bed seems impossible. – SRP $15
Arctic Face Mist – This mist is a tired girl (or guys) best friend. Blast your face with this in the morning to help reduce any puffiness or as a nice treat to beat the summer heat. – SRP $29
ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion – This has become my must-have moisturizer. It leaves my skin feeling 100% hydrated without feeling heavy and has a tingling cool effect. – SRP $45
Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels – Can’t make to the spa for a little R&R? No problem just stick these babies on your eyes for 10-15 minutes and you’ll feel refreshed and ready to go. They help will puffiness, fine lines, and help improve blood flow. Bonus – They won’t mess up your makeup, so I keep some in the office, home, and for travel. – SRP $30
You can find skyn ICELAND at Henri Bendel stores and if you mention this offer (see below) you can get a Gift with Purchase valued at $17 with any skyn ICELAND purchase.