Face Masks

Stress isn’t good for you; it isn’t good for your mind, for your body or for your overall health and wellbeing. You have probably heard a lot about what stress does to your mind, but what about what it does to your body? High levels of stress result in dull and tired skin, fatigue, weight gain, disturbed sleep and more.

According to Mona Gohara, associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, when you are stressed, your cortisol levels go up, your fight-or-flight response kicks in, and blood flows goes to your vital organs, not your face, leading to your skin looking sallow and of course, affecting the other parts of your body. Everyone knows and agrees that stress is not good and should be avoided, unfortunately, today’s lifestyle presents us with so many stressors that it is nearly impossible to not be under stress. What you need is a way to manage the stress- meditation, yoga, reading are some of the tried and proven methods of managing stress.

Now getting to your skin which is, of course, the focus of this article- so what can you do to help your skin and keep it healthy during times of stress? Blood provides your skin with the nourishment it needs, so reduced blood flow means undernourished skin. Hence the key to solving this issue is to increase blood flow to the skin, and how do you do? With regular bouts of facial massages. Mona Gohara says, “It’s a great way to stimulate blood flow, which will add radiance and plump the skin.” You don’t have to spend too much time on it; just massage your face gently when cleansing or moisturizing your skin and let the blood flow. Nourish your skin and breathe life into it.

Facial Mask

What’s even better is that you can get more out of the massages with the nügg Face Masks. Not only will you be pumping life into your skin, you will also be giving it a little something extra based on the facial mask you choose. Apply the content of one pod of your favorite nügg Facial Mask and gently massage it in; not only do you stimulate blood flow, you also drive the ingredients of the mask deeper into the skin, allowing the mask to work from within. Stressed or not, take a couple of minutes to do this every day (we recommend using nügg Face Masks at least twice a week) and you will have a healthy and dewy complexion at all times.

Stress is and always will be a part of life, but it doesn’t have to control you. Don’t let stress get the better of you; don’t let it control you, you are more than capable of controlling the stress than you think.