Oludasile Freya + Bailey sọrọ si irohin Vegan nipa ipa ti wahala lori awọ ara wa ati bii ijọba ti n gbin ọgbin kan ṣe le dojuko rẹ ni imunadoko.
You may well have heard the cheery phrase ‘there’s nothing certain, except death and taxes’, but thanks to the frenetic pace of modern living, we can add stress to that too. It happens to everyone; I can vouch for that personally. And that sense of heightened anxiety, irritability and loss of sleep can also affect your skin. I’d just come out of a particularly stressful period at work and the pressure was on to deliver another record year of growth. Something had to give and it was my skin!
Developing stress acne was mortifying. I felt out of control, but I eventually managed to clear it through diet (I ditched processed food and ate raw, organic food instead) and an overhaul of my skincare routine — ultimately that was the thing that really made a difference for me: using natural products and understanding more about my skin. You could say I became a ‘skintellectual’, through hours of research. It eventually led me to the clinical team I now partner with at Freya + Bailey Skincare which I foundered last year. Here’s what I learned along the way…
It’s natural. The stress response — whether we’re being chased by a sabre-toothed tiger, a deadline, or having trouble with family or love, it’s all the same. The body is emitting chemicals to get battle ready. Thankfully, the resultant skin flare ups can be resolved via a regime that’s not only natural but more importantly works in harmony with the body’s natural processes using plant chemistry.
Awọ ti o ni wahala nigbagbogbo jẹ awọ ara.
Fun atunṣe hydration iyara kan, lo omi ara kan ti o ni hyaluronic acid, eroja ti o waye nipa ti ara rẹ ati fa ọrinrin lati afẹfẹ sinu awọ ara, hydrating rẹ ati fi ọ silẹ pẹlu iwo didan.
Sneak time in for self-care. If you’re in the office, try misting an aromatherapeutic toner to refresh your senses and hydrate your skin or use a face moisturiser with lavender and vanilla oils to calm your skin and mind.
Ti aifọkanbalẹ ba n yori si aṣiri kiri tabi awọn ète ti o lepa, lo ipara-alẹ ọlọrọ ti ounjẹ ti o wa lati inu isan vegan tabi ipara ọjọ kan pẹlu retinol ọgbin lati nu awọn laini itanran ati awọn ọlẹ wrinkles ati awọ ara tàn. Lo lori awọn ete rẹ, ju.
Ma ṣe skimp lori oorun. O ṣe pataki pupọ ati botilẹjẹpe wahala ba idamu rẹ, gbiyanju lati ni oju pipade to dara. Pa a foonu rẹ ni wakati kan ki o to, mu diẹ tii, gbọ orin aladun ati simi. Ti atokọ lati ṣe ti ọla ṣe idilọwọ eyi ati pe o ji pẹlu awọn oju puffy, gbiyanju olulakere kuotisi jade (gbe jade ni firiji ni akọkọ). Mu u duro si agbegbe oju-oju rẹ ki o ṣe ifọwọra lati inu si igun isalẹ ti oju rẹ lati fo fifa omi fifa omi naa.
If stress acne is an issue use an oatmeal scrub two or three times a week (dependent on tolerance) and an activated charcoal face mask to remove toxins and clarify skin. Of course, the best option of all is to tackle the underlying causes of your stress. Your skin will thank you for it. So go on, get glowing!
T H E AUTHOR Abbie Oguntade is CEO and founder of the award-winning natural, organic vegan skincare brand Freya + Bailey