Mindful Beauty Tips When You’re Under Stress

by Jayne Heath on Dec 09, 2022

Beautiful star on pine holiday tree with wooden ornament

The holiday season is here, and you might be feeling a little frazzled. Everyone in your family has their own unique tastes and extensive wish lists. You are rushing from traveling to family gatherings, wrapping gifts, putting up the decorations, shopping, cooking, baking, and everything else in between. You might even be feeling a bit stressed out. Don't worry…here are some mindful beauty tips for the busy holiday season that can help you relax and make the most of this special time of the year.

Tip #1: Treat yourself to a good, long soak in the tub

It sounds like a simple thing, but it's amazing how many people don't do this! If you're feeling stressed out or overwhelmed, take a few minutes to enjoy your bath. Take your favorite body wash, put on some relaxing music, and just let yourself unwind.

If you don't have time for a full bath, there are plenty of other ways to relax and de-stress. Try taking a hot shower or enjoying some quiet time with a book. Taking time out of your day to relax is important for keeping your stress levels down and making sure that you're not burning out trying to make the holidays special for everyone else in your life.

Tip #2: Do a facial massage

Facial massage is an excellent way to relax and rejuvenate your face. Facial massage is easy, affordable, and one of the best natural remedies for the skin. Facial massage stimulates blood circulation, resulting in better nutrient supply and removal of toxins from the pores. It also helps to relax your facial muscles, which improves tension. And your skin will thank you for it. With the stress of the holiday season, we oftentimes neglect ourselves and the result is sallow looking skin. Massaging the face is not only relaxing, it helps to remove dead cells from the surface layer of skin, which gives your skin a natural, healthy glow. You can even do a facial massage in between baking batches of cookies!

Tip #3: Enjoy a relaxing perfume

Try diffusing essential oils into the air through a diffuser or by adding them to a bath. There are many different types of diffusers on the market, including electric models that plug into an outlet and heat up the water. Put in your favorite essential oil and let it do its job while you’re making your plans. Take some deep breaths and breathe in the aroma.

Another quick tip is to add a few drops of lavender or rosemary essential oil to your bathwater for a soothing effect. You’ll be surprised how the scent can calm your emotions. Meditation perfume works well to just have on hand to focus and redirect stressful energies so that you can enjoy the holidays as much as those around you.

Tip #4: Get a massage

If you're feeling stressed, a massage can be a great way to relax and de-stress. Massage uses long strokes that help loosen tight muscles and relieve tension. It can also assist with blood circulation, which promotes healing and overall well-being.

Take time to unwind and consider hot stone therapy or reflexology. Hot stone therapy uses heated stones to warm the body from head to toe while reflexology focuses on pressure points in your hands, feet, or ears that correspond with other parts of the body. You may think you don’t have time for a massage, but you will see that you actually have more energy and a better attitude. 

Tip #5: Try out a new eye shadow, or that new lipstick you've been eyeing.

When it comes to cosmetics, there's no shortage of options. But what if you're looking for something different? You might say with all the running around that you don’t even have time to put on your makeup, and you find yourself getting ready just before the doorbell rings thinking you didn’t even take time for yourself!

Pure high viz yellow eyeshadow is fun if you want your holiday makeup to really pop and you want to feel invigorated after a long day of hustle and bustle. The same goes for lipstick. Put on a bright shade, maybe a colorful Santa red and smile broadly to redirect your attitude towards positivity!

Tip #6: Take Time for Yourself

You've probably been dreaming of the holidays for months. You've got your list of people to buy presents for, you've got decorations up, and you're counting down the days until the big day. But then there's that nagging feeling that something is missing. And it's not just because you haven't tried your best. Here are some additional tips:

1) Put down the holiday list and take 10 to 20 minutes to meditate or just close your eyes and rest. You'll be amazed at how much more relaxed and peaceful you feel when you come back to reality!

2) Give yourself permission to enjoy the holiday season without feeling guilty about taking time off work or spending money on yourself or others! It's okay if you don't have all of your shopping done yet. Spending time together with your loved ones is the gift.

Be good to yourself is the motto of Coastal Classic Creations. The holiday season is busy and stressful, but taking some time for a little bit of mindfulness can give you a break, help you relax, and make the holidays a time of peace and tranquility.

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