As I announced in my last entry, I've been out of school for two weeks, and I've noticed a HUGE change in my skin. It's so much clearer, and the little zits I get are minor (I'm sure I'll get a big one after jinxing myself like this!). I just got a job, and it's causing some stress, so hopefully I can overcome it. I start tomorrow, and the shift I'll be working is a VERY busy one, so that should be an interesting experience.
What are your tips for overcoming of handling stress? I have really bad anxiety and it does take quite the toll on my health.
Here's what I do, but please feel free to put your tips in the comments!
- I take St. Johns Wort (an all-natural supplement)
- I don't eat meat
- I eat well
- No caffeine (soda or otherwise)
- I exercize frequently.
The issues that I have trouble with are:
- I don't sleep at all.
- I consume too much sugar.
The sugar thing is dwindling, I've found that through eating healthy, my body doesn't crave it as much!
I'm posting this because I'm linking my anxiety and breakouts. Am I correct in doing so? I didn't think that my mental well-being had that much of an impact, but I guess it does!
I had a horrible chemical burn because the products I was using were too strong. It was so unappealing.... and painful!
I'm off the Body Shop Tea Tree line.
Here's my current routine (it changes a lot!)
wash face w/ burt's bees soap bark and chamomile deep cleansing wash
wait a few minutes and put on neutrogena's oil free moisture spf 15
wash face with same cleanser
wait at least 20 minutes before applying my Tretinoin .05% cream (EVERY OTHER NIGHT)
apply the same facial lotion.
exfoliate with clean and clear deep action exfoliating scrub ( W, F AND SUN ONLY)
use the freeman facial anti-stress mask with dead sea minerals (SUN ONLY)
That's my new regimen and I like it! I know that I change things up a lot, but I was using these insanely drying facial cleansers, and I didn't want to try anything in fear that it might be like Cetaphil. The annoying part is that I'm left with all of these semi- used products that I don't know what to do with! I did have a few that I had stock piled that were brand new and I gave them away. I went through my closet and all of my cosmetics and bath products and gave away a TON of new stuff! It felt really good.
That's all I have for today! I'll be posting more because I have more time, and it's a great way to let lose. I think I need a disclaimer though, because my posts are somewhat acne unrelated... but they do tie in somehow!
Leave me a comment; i love to hear from you guys!
Have a great day!