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De-stress at Home, Spa-Style: Eight Great Tension Tamers

When emotional stress gets the better of us, the first place it usually shows up, unfortunately, is on our skin. True happiness may come from within, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fake it till we make it with these eight tension-taming products for face and body.
For a Clear Head
For a Quick Face-Lift
For Bright Eyes
For the Ultimate Bubble Bath
For Sleek, Subtly Scented Skin
For a Calm Countenance
For a Skin-Smoothing Energy Boost
For Pampered Peepers

For a Skin-Smoothing Energy Boost

For the times when the only way to get rid of bad juju is to literally scrub yourself down, grab a big handful of Ole Henriksen’s Rub n’ Buff Salt Scrub, with powerful ingredients like sea salt, for vigorous, full-body exfoliation; lavender, for renewal and relaxation; and lemongrass, for detoxification and muscular-tension relief. Soften your skin and ease your mind? Olé! 

Rub 'N Buff Salt Scrub
Brand: Ole Henriksen
Price: Out of stock
Store: Sephora

For a Quick Face-Lift

Treat yourself to an ultra-relaxing spa experience in only ten minutes with Estée Lauder’s Stress Relief Eye Mask, infused with nourishing botanical ingredients like red-leaf tea and cucumber fruit extract. Each premoistened facial sheet hydrates and smooths skin, delivers a quick dose of antioxidants, and reduces puffiness and fine lines. ($65.94, Amazon.com)

For Bright Eyes

Stress can wreak havoc on the delicate eye area in particular, exacerbating conditions like puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines. Skyn’s Icelandic Relief Eye Cream does the hard work of minimizing those conditions for you with a high-performance eye cream that revitalizes the under-eye area by restoring hydration and nutrients. What’s more, it’s all natural—no phthalates, parabens, sulfates, or synthetic fragrances or dyes in sight. 

For the Ultimate Bubble Bath

Rub-a-dub-dub with Bath & Body Works’ Stress Relief Body Wash and Foam Bath, infused with eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils. Eucalyptus clears the mind while spearmint helps improve concentration. Botanicals purify, soothe and condition the skin while you soak. Just try not to drift off in the tub. ($13, Bath & Body Works)

For Sleek, Subtly Scented Skin

Billing itself as an ideal skincare antidote for the “sensitive or restless person,” Dr. Hauschka’s Moor Lavender Oil combines soothing lavender essential oil and moor (peat moss) extract, as well as skin-firming horse chestnut extract (bonus: it’s purported to reduce the appearance of varicose veins), in a creamy concoction designed to promote a sense of overall well-being. ($28.95, DrHauschka.com)

For a Calm Countenance

With a name that packs as many relaxation-related terms as ingredients, Lancôme’s Hydra Zen Neurocalm Soothing Anti-Stress Moisturising Cream Facial Treatment battles the daily elements and tensions that make your mug look strained. With its signature Acticalm 2 complex, this ultra-hydrating cream can’t do away with your issues altogether, but it at least ensures that your inner turmoil stays put where it’s meant to be. ($44.99, Amazon.com)

For a Skin-Smoothing Energy Boost

For the times when the only way to get rid of bad juju is to literally scrub yourself down, grab a big handful of Ole Henriksen’s Rub n’ Buff Salt Scrub, with powerful ingredients like sea salt, for vigorous, full-body exfoliation; lavender, for renewal and relaxation; and lemongrass, for detoxification and muscular-tension relief. Soften your skin and ease your mind? Olé! 

For Pampered Peepers

For tension headaches, tired eyes, and nasal congestion alike, Pearl Ice Cooling Eye Mask by Inka is a must-have quick fix. The gel-filled mask can be chilled in the freezer or warmed in a bowl of water, but no matter what the temperature, it serves a single purpose: to rescue you from stress, fatigue, and discomfort. 

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