The New Year De-Stress

This may be a little late since we're already a week into the new year, but it's never too late to give the skin a good pamper, right? This time of year can wreak havoc on the skin, from the chill outside to the less-than-healthy food and drink consumed in bulk. That, on top of the stress of moving this past weekend, has given me a case of seriously agitated skin. 

I've been employing my arsenal of de-stressing products to get everything back to normal. To slough off the dead skin and really de-congest I've been using my two favorite exfoliating treatments - the Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel and the REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial. Both give very similar results, and I reach for them interchangeably, depending on how much time I have. 

I've also got masks designed to soothe stressed-out skin, which are obviously perfect for times like this. The newly-released Nugg Beauty De-Stress Mask* quite cooling and extremely nourishing. It really helps to plump up the skin and return it to normal. The Belif First Aid Anti-Hangover Soothing Mask is also perfect for the task. I've mentioned it quite a lot lately but it really is an important product in my rotation - it instantly soothes my skin and really feels like it's helping it "recharge." And the ultimate blogger favorite, the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask, would be perfectly recruited here as well. As it helps to purify as well as nourish the skin, it's ideal for stressed-out skin.

Another nice treat for the skin that I find really soothing are sheet masks. One I'm really looking forward to using is the Boscia Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask. I've used their Deep Hydration mask recently and really liked it, so I'm excited to try this one. And lastly, to pep up those tired and dehydrated eyes I've been loving the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Instant Eye Lift*. These are eye masks that come in two parts, the masks and the activator that you soak the masks in. When using them my undereye area seems immediately brighter and more lifted, giving the appearance of being much more well-rested than I am.

What are your go-to products when your skin is feeling stressed?