The bad news: "Stress can worsen or aggravate skin sensitivities and show up as redness, irritation, acne, cold sores, or dry patches," says Josie Howard, M.D., a psychiatrist with a private practice in San Francisco, member of the clinical faculty at the University of California San Francisco and a member of the Simple Skincare Advisory Board.
Dr. Amy Wechsler, author of The Mind-Beauty Connection adds, "stress can also lead to stomach irritation, insomnia and of course irritated, acne-prone or aged skin." Basically, stress looks good on no one. The good news is, taking the edge off is as easy as taking a bubble bath. "The incorporation of calming rituals...unwind," says Howard. And that's where these soothing picks come in. They're stress-relieving, sleep-enhancing, skin-beautifying skin-saviors that will calm and relax you with scents of lavender, clary sage and jasmine. This is a TotalBeauty.com health&beauty article.