The Zen of Skincare: Relaxation Techniques For Stress-Free Skin

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Published: November 15, 2023

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Life can be stressful, and while you may be starting to get used to this, your skin isn’t on the same page. Instead, whenever your mind feels anxious or agitated in any way, your skin pays the price. How? Everything from acne to inflammation to wrinkles can develop due to stress, making it vital to feel as stress-free as possible if you want your skin to look and feel its best.

Whether it be yoga, journaling, spending time in nature, or anything else, there are numerous stress-relieving methods out there that you can try. However, it can sometimes be helpful to utilize techniques that not only directly benefit your mental health, but give your complexion a direct boost too. 

Read on as Avinichi talks you through a few effective relaxation techniques to keep both your skin and your mind feeling stress-free!

Mindful Cleansing

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Let’s start by talking about cleansing, an activity that many consider a chore. Cleansing is one of the most important steps of any skincare routine, meaning that it’s something that you should never skip. However, this can make it feel tiresome and boring, causing people to rush through the process.

This is where mindful cleansing comes in. Rather than slapping on your cleanser and getting the job done without really thinking about it, mindful cleansing encourages the opposite. 

What is mindful cleansing?

Well, mindfulness is all about taking deep breaths and truly focusing on whatever it is that you may be doing. From what you see to what you hear to what you feel, mindfulness has been shown to be an extremely effective way to combat stress.

When it comes to cleansing, practicing mindfulness would mean taking the time to really engage your senses while you’re washing your skin. Soak up the scent of your cleanser, indulge in its texture, focus on the sensation of the water on your skin…being fully immersed in the cleansing process will work wonders for your stress levels.

Of course, a decadent cleanser can help with this. That’s why the Avinichi Noni Mousse Cleanser is so perfect for mindful cleansing. It forms a soft and luxurious lather that will melt away both surface impurities as well as stress, leaving both your mind and your skin feeling revived.

Indulging in a Face Mask

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Some skincare products pretty much force you to take some time out for your skin, with face masks being one of them. Most face masks need to be left on the skin for 10-15 minutes, giving you the perfect opportunity to make the most of some me-time.

What makes masking even more fun is that there are so many different types of masks out there to choose from. For best results, pick one that suits your skin type and the skin concerns that you’re dealing with.

For example, if you frequently struggle with the appearance of clogged pores and breakouts, try the Avinichi Phyto Remedy Thermal Mask. This formula has a lot going for it, starting with the fact that it’s a powerful clay mask. This gives it the ability to deeply cleanse and detoxify the complexion, with clay being fantastic at drawing out excess sebum and impurities. Even better, this mask also heats up as it’s applied to the skin. The warmth is incredibly soothing – it will no doubt leave you feeling stress-free!

If your skin could do with a burst of hydration, the Noni Advanced Hydro-Gel Face & Eye Mask would be a better choice. Unlike our thermal mask, which feels warm when applied, this one provides a cooling and refreshing sensation as it infuses the complexion with hydrating compounds and potent antioxidants.

If face masks feel like too much hassle for you, especially when it comes to removing them or washing them off, try a leave-on mask instead, like the Avinichi Liquid Lift Overnight Melting Mask. Simply apply it to your skin and leave it to sink in. It doesn’t need to be removed or rinsed off, making it ideal for a stress-free masking session!

A Meditative Skincare Routine

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The simple act of carrying out a skincare routine twice a day can have a huge impact on stress levels. How? By encouraging mindfulness. Even if you don’t want to practice the mindful cleansing technique we shared above, taking the time to layer various products onto your skin is a mindful ritual that will still help to combat anxiety and stress. According to experts, doing so consistently can actually reduce cortisol levels (aka the stress hormone) in the body by up to 83%!

Of course, for some people, the thought of having to follow a lengthy skincare routine twice a day can be stressful in itself. Fortunately, your skincare routine doesn’t have to be long and complicated in order to be effective. Keeping things basic so that you can realistically adhere to your routine each day can still have a positive effect on both your mental health and your complexion.

If you don’t yet have a skincare routine to follow, start by finding a good cleanser, such as the mousse cleanser that we featured earlier. Then, follow this up with a serum that can help to target your visible skin concerns. The Hydrating Multifruit C-Serum from Avinichi would be a great choice if you’re looking for an all-rounder. It’s packed with antioxidants that will hydrate, brighten, and tighten the look of your skin, which is something that everybody would benefit from!

Then, finish off with a moisturizer, as well as some SPF if you’re following this routine in the morning. 

Derma Rolling

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Derma rolling, which is also referred to as microneedling, is a skincare technique that not only helps to reduce the look of aging and increase the absorption of skincare products, but also feels incredibly relaxing. This makes it ideal if you’re trying to promote a stress-free frame of mind.

With that said, many initially find derma rolling to be quite daunting. After all, it involves rolling tiny needles over the skin. The thought alone can be enough to induce anxiety in anyone with a needle phobia!

However, rest assured that derma rolling isn’t painful, especially when it’s done at home. The needles on at-home derma rollers aren’t quite as long as professional alternatives. This means that they won’t pierce your skin to the same depth. Nevertheless, they still provide excellent results when used regularly. When done properly, you’ll feel a tingle but that’s about it!

Don’t own a derma roller? You’ll find one included in our Mulberry Hydrating Regimen. Use the derma roller before applying the other products in this set and your skin will soon start to look bright, radiant, and beautifully stress-free!

A Jade Roller Massage

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If you’re still not convinced about derma rolling, a jade roller would be a great alternative to try. Unlike a derma roller, there aren’t any needles involved in this one. Instead, these facial rollers are coated in jade and provide a relaxing massage for the skin.

When it comes to achieving a stress-free complexion, a jade roller can help in so many ways. The massage that it offers is great for relieving tension in the facial muscles, which will immediately leave you feeling less stressed and anxious. 

A jade roller can also assist with lymphatic drainage. This encourages your complexion to eliminate toxins at a faster rate while also giving circulation a boost, leaving your skin looking rosy and healthy. At the same time, a jade roller massage will reduce the look of puffiness, giving your skin a smooth and firm finish.

All of these benefits are exactly why we’ve included a jade roller in our Phyto Thermal Collection. It’s double-sided, with one end being larger than the other. This means that you can use the larger roller for the bigger areas of your face, such as your cheeks and foreheads, before switching to the smaller end to tackle the delicate contours around your eyes and nose. Do this after you’ve used the Mulberr-E Moisture Infusion Cream, which is included in the collection, and your skin will look illuminated!

Steam Your Stress Away

A facial steam is a great way to add a touch of luxury to your skincare routine. It will make your routine feel so much more indulgent and spa-like, which is ideal if you’re looking for ways to relieve stress!

Not only is a facial steam great for your mental health, but it offers up several skin benefits too. For starters, it relaxes the pores, making it easier for deep-seated impurities to be drawn out. It promotes circulation too, which will give your skin an instant luminescence. Steam has also been proven to increase the permeability of the skin. This means that any products that you apply to your skin after a steam will be absorbed to a much better extent.

Incorporating essential oils into your steam makes the experience even more advantageous. Whether you go with lavender, eucalyptus, or anything else, pick essential oils that are known for promoting a stress-free state of mind.

How do you go about steaming your face?

You can go the DIY route with a bowl of hot water, holding your head about six inches above this, with a towel enveloping both your face and the bowl. Alternatively, a safer method would be to purchase a dedicated facial steamer. These devices provide a more powerful steam than what you would get from DIY-ing it. At the same time, they’re also better for preventing steam burns, which can be even more damaging than a burn from boiling water!

Once you’ve chosen a face steaming method, try to use it once a week for best results. You’ll only need to steam for about ten minutes each time. Doing so for any longer than this could end up irritating and damaging your skin.

Enjoy a Stress-Free Complexion With Avinichi

There are so many ways in which you can incorporate relaxation techniques into your skincare efforts. From practicing mindfulness while applying your skincare products to pampering your complexion with masks, massages, and steams, all of these methods will not only leave your skin feeling stress-free, but they’ll have the same effect on your mind too!

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