Your skin is a mirror of your emotions and health.
This last week I've had an unprecedented amount of messages from people looking for help with sensitive and irritated skin issues.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO DE-STRESS YOUR SKIN?
1. Start an action plan as early as you can: The longer you let the condition go, the harder the cycle can be to break.
2. Treat BOTH the skin condition AND the stress condition at the same time.
3. Be kind to yourself and start saying “no” to things that add to your responsibilities.
TREAT BODY & MIND:
Treating the stress of body and mind together achieves quickest results.
At iKOU we combine a combination of ingredients to heal and protect the skin, aromatherapy to calm both skin and mind and textures that inspire immersing yourself in a sensory, deeply relaxing, ritual-like experience.
This approach calms the skin and the mind at the same time which deepens the body's natural healing process.
Imagine the difference to your overall physical and emotional wellbeing when you take the time to enjoy a complete head-to-toe home spa ritual that leaves you hydrated all over and completely relaxed.
It is amazing the results you get when you do this!
My favourite combination is a body scrub in the bath with a deep conditioner scalp massage and a home spa facial with face polish and mask.
A complete experience relaxes you entirely to encourage healing, and helps take the focus away from the area of irritation to settle your nervous system.
SPECIFIC ADVICE PER AREA:
TO DE-STRESS THE HANDS:
Use De-Stress Hand & Body Wash in conjunction with De-Stress Organic Hand Cream to treat eczema, psoriasis or sensitive, irritated skin on the hands.
Apply the organic hand cream twice each time, 5 minutes apart to really layer the protective hydration. Include the cuticles as they often take oil from the skin. At night apply thickly for extra benefits as you sleep.
HEALTH & SKIN:
Diet can also impact the health and wellness of our skin immensely.
Common triggers of skin irritation are cow's milk, cheese, wheat as well as processed foods, flavours and preservatives.
Even if you’ve eaten these things regularly and coped, stress can trigger sensitivities to these common allergens.
At times our skin needs more support, eating fresh colourful simple real foods and being mindful to more drink water can make a huge difference.
Generally when we are stressed we lack the energy and motivation to prepare nutritious meals, choosing convenience with pre-prepared options.
Times of stress however are when our body needs good food to support and boost your system, so the effort is worth it!
Care for you
Listen to your body's signals. Your skin is a mirror of your emotions and health.
It is okay to put yourself first!
Naomi Whitfeld is the Founder of iKOU and author of the book "Energise your life".
Her passion for inspiring others to live a life of wellness & joy shines through in everything she does.
As an intuitive Aromatherapist, Naomi incorporates mind & body benefits into all she creates, believing we respond best when we treat as a 'whole".
Winner of the Telstra Business Women's Award for "Entrepreneur of the Year", Naomi has a particular interest in supporting busy women to enjoy rituals of self-care on a daily basis.