5 Simple tips to keep your skin clear and bright amidst post-election stress

Did you know that stress can affect our skin? According to Harvard Health Publishing, “psychological stress can also disrupt the epidermal barrier – the top layer of the skin that locks in moisture and protects us from harmful microbes – and prolong its repair, according to clinical studies in healthy people.” Science suggests that all types of stress can affect our overall skin appearance and even I have personally experienced acne breakouts and eczema flare-ups during stressful seasons! Now that we’re picking up a lot of anger, hopelessness, and negative vibes on social media, here’s a friendly reminder to still look after your wellness amidst the chaos.

Sharing five simple tips that you can try, even as you feel sluggish to get anything done (P.S. I feel you!):

1. Sleep! Keep your peace and rest as needed

Whether you like the current turnout of events or not, try not to stay up too late (unless you’re a troll who is tasked to make noise on social media 24/7). Get enough sleep! You can’t fight for your country if you’re perpetually stressed with all the negativities bombarding you on social media. Keep your peace when you need it, sleep to recharge, and let’s bounce back two times stronger after. Mental health is also important!

2. Maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly

Keep your food intake and weight in check because what you eat can also reflect on your skin. Although rallies have already hyped us up to stay strong physically (and mentally), remember to keep your spirits up and continue to move – no matter what happens in the next few days. It’s okay to treat yourself to fastfood and processed food from time to time, but as much as possible, drink vitamins, eat vegetables and fruits to balance things out. Drink water, too!

3. Protect yourself from the sun

Use everything you can to keep your skin safe from harmful UV rays of the sun. Before heading out, remember to put on sunscreen, wear a hat, or bring an umbrella. Double the protection if you plan on visiting the beach (or marching on the streets) to de-stress, too!

4. Follow a simple morning and night skin regimen

No need for 5 or more steps of skincare every single day! Just make sure to wash your face and apply a protective day cream (preferably with at least SPF 15) in the morning after getting out of bed, take a bath, and apply a night cream in the evening before going to sleep. Products like the Cetaphil Brightening Protection Cream and Brightening Night Comfort Cream would be good options for such regimen. They’re easy to apply and they don’t leave a sticky icky feeling, too.

5. Use dermatologist-recommended products that fit for your skin type

In my case, one of the drugstore brands that my dermatologists usually mention is Cetaphil. I’ve been using it for years now and in fact, I’ve also featured the complete Bright Healthy Radiance line on the blog back in 2020. Their Brightness Refresh Toner is still in my skincare cabinet together with the creams and I swear by how gentle they are on the skin. I also have eczema, making my skin extra sensitive, but I haven’t experienced breakouts ever since I started using it.

The full Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance line is available via Cetaphil’s Flagship Store on Lazada and in leading stores nationwide. Price ranges from Php 363 to Php 1,035 but I highly suggest that you see your dermatologist if you have serious skin issues.

Remember to rest and recharge from time to time, guys and gals! We can fight for our country AND keep our skin bright at the same time. 😉

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6 Replies to “5 Simple tips to keep your skin clear and bright amidst post-election stress”

  1. Good Afternoon po ma’am, That’s is so much great a nd effective product talaga po ma’am! Ganda gamitin

  2. Wow thank you for sharing this tips ms ces,this very helpful tips, at the best talaga ang cetaphil product 😍

  3. Thank you for sharing tips Ms. Ces and yes po talaga pag gusto ng clear skin highly recommended talaga ang Cetaphil plus perfect pa kahit sa meron sensitive skin.

  4. Very recommended products from Cetaphil that can really help us to achieve healthy and glowing skin! Very helpful ang mga tips ☺️

  5. Yay thank you for sharing tips . Tlaga nman trusted and highly recommended product ang cetaphil ganda ng benefits sa skin ❤️

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