After years of interviewing dermatologists and all beauticians, I’m completely convinced: stress is there, and the sun is one of the biggest factors in aging skin. But it goes deeper than just lines and dullness — the effects of increased stress can cause anxiety, weaken your immune system and put you at higher risk of heart disease.
Just a quick walk outside or a few minutes of breathing exercises can ease anxiety, but let’s face it, the past few years have made even cold pills uncomfortable. Thankfully, we live in a golden age of self-care, where health and well-being ultimately come first. That can also make sifting through a collection of the best stress relief products no easy feat — but I’m up for the challenge.
So what can you buy to ease your anxiety? A quick Google search proves overwhelming (and can, ironically, cause more stress), so focus on ratings, reviews, personal experiences, and — when possible — scientific research. Studying, I have focused on the best stress relief products to calm the body and mind.
Up front you’ll find free gems and wellness items to help relieve stress. There are options if you’re short on time or when you want to spend the day in a state of retreat, recuperating. But no matter what relief you’re looking for, we hope you can treat yourself to mental well-being this week.
Featured image of Michelle Nash.