As lovely as the holiday season can be, it also has the tendency to be particularly stressful. After all, you’ve got holiday parties to juggle, tons of gifts to buy for family and friends, and you need to organize your house if you’re having people over. And all that stress can leave your complexion looking and feeling a little worse for wear. So, what are you to do? It’s time to put together a skin care routine for stressed out skin, including calming skin care products such as face masks and moisturizers.
Our Best Face Mask for Stressed Skin
Skin feeling a little stressed at the moment? It’s time to turn your attention to a face mask!
Over time, harsh cleansing can be drying and sensitizing, leaving skin feeling uncomfortable. As a result, skin needs cleaning that is effective yet gentle. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort Face Mask is formulated with three types of clay as well as seaweed to help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils, visibly reduce the appearance of imperfections, clear the look of congested pores, and gently cleanse stressed areas.
Immediately, skin feels refreshed and comfortable, dirt, dust, and oil are gently lifted from the surface of skin, skin is clean and appears rebalanced, and skin looks smoother. With continued use over time, skin tone appears more even, skin looks clearer with pores that appear decongested, and marks and redness due to imperfections look visibly reduced.
Using our best face mask for stressed skin is easy. All you have to do is apply an even layer to clean, dry skin, leave the face mask on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry. Use three times a week for best results. Sit back and relax while the face mask sits on your skin—you deserve a break!
3 Other Skin Care Products for Stressed Skin
A face mask isn’t the only skin care product you can use when you have stressed skin. We have three more options for you to add to your skin care routine.
Micellar water: Put down your rinse off facial-cleanser and reach for one that doesn’t require any rinsing or harsh rubbing if you have stressed skin. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser – Normal to Dry Skin hydrates and soothes dry skin as it removes dirt, makeup, and other impurities from the surface of your skin. Saturate a cotton pad with the micellar water and wipe the pad across your face. Hold the pad over closed eyes for a few seconds for eye makeup removal.
Moisturizer: Your go-to moisturizer might not be enough if you have stressed skin. In that case, try the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care – Extra Dry Skin. Extra dry skin has a very fragile skin moisture barrier that can be easily damaged by external factors, like pollution and UV rays. Skin consequently loses its ability to retain moisture, becoming easily dehydrated, feeling tight and uncomfortable. Immediately after using this moisturizer (which is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water), skin feels comfortable, soothed, and nourished with moisture and skin’s moisture barrier is improved. Use after use, skin texture appears smoother and skin appears fresher. Smooth moisturizer on after cleansing morning and night—you can even store your moisturizer in your fridge for a cool treat for your skin!
Sugar scrub: You can still exfoliate if you have stressed skin—it’s all about finding a face scrub that offers gentle yet effective exfoliation, like the L’oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Face Scrub. Three times a week, apply a small amount of face scrub to dry skin with dry fingers. Then, massage the face scrub into your skin with wet fingers. Rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry. With continued use over time, skin feels baby-soft, smooth, and comforted.
There you go: our best face mask for stressed skin, along with other skin care products you can use to care for stressed skin. Read Your Post-New Year’s Eve Skin Care Routine for more skin care tips.