When your mind is cluttered with worries, it shows up on your face. You get pimples, dull skin, and dark circles. Thankfully, there are skincare products that can help solve these common problems. Ahead, I reveal my go-to arsenal during the most stressful times of my life. Hopefully, these recommendations can give you an idea of what to add to your self-care beauty routine next.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex
For those who are constantly exposed to blue light from computer monitors and mobile phone screens (aka everybody???) and whose eye bags need brightening, dab this eye balm on the under-eye area every night. It's loaded with powerful ingredients that fight puffiness, fine lines, and dark circles. I have been using this for two weeks, and I find that I only need a bit of concealer (as opposed to multiple layers before) to brighten my under-eye area.
Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex, P4,280, SM Megamall
Danarra Roll-on Aromatherapy Oil
Wherever you are, dab this portable version of aromatherapy oil in menthol on your pulse points to calm your senses. This can also relieve a stress-induced headache. Mine is always inside my bag!
Danarra Roll-on Aromatherapy Oil in Classic Menthol, P89, Mercury Drug
Pimples appear on your face when you're super stressed. Arm yourself with this futuristic zit-zapper that well, zaps your zits! I tried this on a huge AF red bump and it got healed without leaving any acne marks or scar. This device will actually save you on future pimple injection treatments from a facial clinic.
Foreo Espada, P8,052, Sephora.ph
Banila Co. White Wedding Sleeping Essence
Are you about to clock in less than eight hours of sleep? Don't let a puyat night show on your face by massaging this brightening sleeping pack/essence. It has snow lotus, peony, and white rose extracts plus niacinamide that work together to create a bright and dewy complexion overnight.
Banila Co. White Wedding Sleeping Essence, P1,695, Glorietta
Pixi Rose Caviar Essence
When you're stressed, your complexion becomes ashy and dull. This essence has rose flower, anise, and mulberry extracts that bring out a rosy glow (surprise, LOL!) on tired skin.
Pixi Rose Caviar Essence, P1,295, Landmark Festival Mall
Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel
If you're all for the G-L-O-W, then you should be a major fan of chemical peels. Try this gentle and nourishing formula that lifts dead skin while keeping your complexion youthful and soft. Apply on your face weekly to see bright results.
Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel, P4,650, Rustan's The Beauty Source
The Body Shop Vitamin E Refreshing Eyes Cube
Girl, take a break from staring at your reports spreadsheet and swipe this eye balm stick on your under-eye area. This cooling product will soothe your tired peepers. It's super tiny packaging makes it easy to tow in your everyday kikay kit.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Refreshing Eyes Cube, P795, SM Megamall
I want to know, what's your stress-relieving, self-care routine? DM me or place it in the comments! Let's have a beauty chat!
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