It seems that many of us have a large amount of stress in our lives and we don’t know where to begin to remove it, or at the very least reduce it. Stress comes to us all and if it isn’t your work and your boss driving you mad, then it is the responsibilities of taking care of a family every day of your life for the next 20 years, and maybe beyond that. We never stop to take a moment and put aside some ‘me time’ for ourselves and as a result, our health and so our skin begins to suffer.
Unfortunately, we are unable to set aside time for ourselves to de-stress and on many occasions, we have only 20-30 minutes by ourselves before we are inundated with requests from our boss or our families. Thankfully, 10-15 minutes is all you need to apply a brightening mask (called มาร์ค หน้า ใส in Thai) to your face and let it just get to work immediately. It applies the much needed moisture that your skin has been crying out for and it helps you to really relax. These 10-15 minutes can make a great difference to your life and to your skin.
It is important to learn how to ‘switch off’ and try to create some time for yourself. Here are some of the many benefits of trying to live a stress-free life.
- You experience all the health benefits that there are if you have less stress in your everyday life. Your blood pressure will fall, which means that you are less likely to suffer from a stroke or heart complications. You will find that you don’t catch the cold as often as you used to and visits to go see the doctor reduce in time. Life begins to be fun again and you start to see the good in the things around you.
- Less stress means that you have better memory retention and in a work situation, this can be a valuable tool to have in your armoury. There are so many things happening in an office every day and it is important that you keep on top of everything that is occurring. Forgetting to do something your boss asked you to do, could be the difference between getting a new contract and losing it altogether.
- Having lower stress levels helps your body to regulate your weight better and you won’t resort to eating just because you are depressed. You are going to feel better and fitter and this has a knock on effect on your personal life. You will find yourself more able to deal with difficult situations and you will be a lot calmer when it comes to dealing with the kids and your closest family.
We are all different and we alleviate stress in our own individual ways. For some of us a quick walk around the block is sufficient. For other some yoga is excellent, but if you don’t have time for these, then the application of a soothing face mask can make all the difference in the world.