Listen to your favorite tunes.
Put on a playlist that brings back positive memories and reminds you of a happy time in your life. You will start to feel a sense of calm and your mood will be uplifted. Click here for 2 hours of relaxation music to put your mind in that better place
Open up a book that will transport you to another place.
Put down the phone. Turn off the TV. Immerse yourself in a book you’ve been meaning to read and escape into the story. Check out one of our new favorite releases, The Body Book by Cameron Diaz
Go to sleep early.
Strive for 8 hours of sleep per night. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases more of the stress hormone Cortisol. In excess amounts, cortisol can break down skin collagen, the protein that keeps skin smooth and elastic. The increase in Cortisol can also lead to inflammation that creates dark under-eye circles. Check out the sleep cycle alarm clock app – a more natural and relaxing way to wake up. Seriously, it’s life-changing! www.sleepcycle.com
Make sure to get your daily dose of Vitamin D.
This super-power helps fight depression, improves overall skin health by reducing wrinkles and makes skin soft, strong, and smooth. Invite these vitamin D rich foods into your diet: fish, cod liver oil, milk, and eggs. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also good sources of vitamin D. Check out this complete list of Vitamin D benefits from WebMD.com and download their app for daily health tips!
Taking a few minutes each day to focus your mind on the present can help bring you (and your skin!) back into balance. Gaiamtv.com provides a free 10-day trial (and membership options!) for those seeking tools to create real, positive life changes.
5 Easy Tips (and Downloads!)
for Stress-Free Living
We all know the importance of maintaining a healthy balance, but sometimes “life” gets in the way! Follow these simple yet effective tips to keep everyday stress from wreaking havoc on your skin: