Skip to main content

De-Stress and Naturally Renew Your Mind, Body, and Skin

In the current lockdown circumstances, it’s easy to get weighed down by your “new normal” routine without noticing. For some, stress and anxiety levels are at an all time high and even though vacation plans are no longer an option due to COVID-19, it’s still possible to provide for relaxation and decompression.

When it comes to your health, ignorance is not bliss and can lead to serious health consequences. Shining some light on areas that are causing you stress and changing habitual patterns, will go a long way to reduce stress in your day-to-day. Maybe your mind is scattered, your skin is breaking out, or your muscles feel tense and tight lately. Stress can build up in different areas of the body and wreak havoc everywhere. If you’re feeling stuck in your routine at home, take time to de-stress by checking in with yourself to renew your mind, body and skin.

Sometimes adding something into your routine is easier and more sustainable than taking something out, try one or more of these tips to renew your mind, body, and skin:

Renew your mind.
While there are varying levels of anxiety with the current pandemic, the challenges remain mentally draining with big topics like health, family, friends, and finances. Not to mention the shift in routine and finding a “new normal” while being pulled in a thousand different directions. To renew your mind and create clarity during this time find some solace in simplicity:
  • Turn off your phone (and all electronics)
  • Wrap yourself up in a blanket
  • Sip on tea or coffee without any distractions
  • Meditate
  • Breathe deeply
  • Take a nap
  • Listen to music or listen to the birds
  • Watch a classic movie or read a book
  • Take a drive with the windows down
  • Say no (whenever you need to)
  • Tap into your creativity and get lost in an artistic hobby (journal, painting, crafting, etc)
  • Catch up with friends or neighbors
  • Buy yourself flowers
  • Paint your nails
  • Play with your dog

Renew your body. 
With so many distractions to deal with, you may be ignoring your body’s signals. Take a moment right now and do a body scan. Bringing awareness from your toes, all the way to the top of your head, and notice if you feel any tension or tightness. Where can you release that tension or tightness? What areas can you relax? Are you chronically clenching your jaw? Do you need to stretch your neck muscles? Move your joints? How has your nutrition been? Your body can feel the affects of the stress in your life and it can show up as indigestion as well as in your muscles and joints. Give your body some love and attention with these ideas:


  • Apply Weh Weh® Natural Relief Cream with CBD and Arnica
  • Soak your feet in epsom salt 
  • Check in with your nutrition, try a new healthy recipe or buy a different piece of produce than you’re used to cooking with 
  • Stretch or foam roll 
  • Add citrus to your water 
  • Go to bed early 
  • Ride your bike, roller-skate, paddle-board, kayak, or try a new outdoor hobby 
  • Try an online yoga class on YouTube or contact a local yoga instructor and ask if they’re teaching virtual classes 
  • Go for a walk outside (as long or short as you’d like) 
  • Get your heart pumping with a quick run 
  • Dance 
  • Do what makes you feel most alive 

Renew your skin.
You may have noticed your skin is more irritated than usual lately. Stress alone can have an impact on skin resulting in acne, and aggravating eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis; adding the required face mask to the equation demands serious TLC. To naturally renew your skin look no further than Doctor D. Schwab’s all natural skincare. From brightening lackluster skin, to acne care and deep cleansing, Doctor Schwab has you covered. Try these favorite skincare tips to be sure your skin is the least of your worries:

Additionally, to help you minimize stress, Doctor Schwab has created a Survival Kit for all of your SOS skincare needs that includes the essentials:
Share your favorite Doctor D. Schwab products in the comment section below!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

6 Lifestyle Habits to Stay Healthy and Boost Immunity

The best defense is a good offense. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many people are concerned with staying healthy and strengthening their immune system. The immune system helps to prevent infection and fight off illness. As just one of many systems in the body, it requires balance and harmony with the rest of your body in order for it to function optimally. 
Doctors say the best way to stay healthy is to wash your hands, practice social distancing, and staying home as much as possible. Here are six healthy-living strategies you can implement from the comfort of your home to improve your overall health and give your immune system the upper hand. 
1. Wash your hands and keep frequently touched surfaces clean.  If there is one thing the COVID-19 outbreak has taught us, it’s personal hygiene (anyone else notices how much they touch their face?!). Doctors across the board agree washing your hands frequently is an absolute necessity to prevent illness and keep you and your family safe. 
The…

Brighten Your Skin, Brighten Your Life

Has being cooped up inside all day given you a lackluster feeling? The stress of being in quarantine can bring dullness to your mood and in turn, your skin. If you’ve noticed a lack of radiance in your skin recently, there’s no need to worry. With just a few simple reminders (you’re already wearing sunscreen everyday of course), and a little skin TLC, you can get your glow back so you’re strutting out of quarantine with a pep in your step (and a smile on your face!). 
Get Your Glow Back!
Hydrate and Maintain Healthy Nutrition  If there’s one thing you can do to positively impact your skin and overall health, it’s drinking more water. Dehydration can trigger moodiness, fatigue, and cause lasting damage to your skin such as fine lines and wrinkles. When you’re dehydrated, it decreases the amount of blood flow to your skin making you look tired. Aim for 8 glasses of water per day and keep your skin glowing and bright. 
“You are what you eat” absolutely applies here. What you put into your bo…

Guide to Self Care: 7 Tips for Surviving the Rest of Quarantine

Guess what? There’s a light at the end of the tunnel! You’re making it through one of the strangest times in modern history. Give yourself a big pat on the back (seriously)! Maybe you’ve finally settled into a routine, maybe you’re refusing to accept to the “new normal”; maybe you’ve been doing everything you’re “supposed” to be doing during quarantine (eating healthy, staying active, hydrating, getting enough sleep, etc.), or maybe you’re just barely getting by each day. Everyone might not be in the same boat, but everyone’s in the same storm right now. Whichever boat you’re in, here’s a short guide of 7 things you can try out to help you stay afloat through the rest of quarantine.
1. Find Peace. Whether you’re living alone or feeling distressed in a shared space, it’s important to set aside a few moments for yourself every day. It’s vital for your mental health (and those around you) that you take time for yourself to find peace in this chaotic time. See if you can incorporate one or a…