Moisturise & Chill
Treat skin, lower stress: women who massaged their face with skin products twice daily for 28 days saw lower levels of cortisol (aka the stress hormone), says a study conducted at the University of Parma in Italy. “Stress makes us feel out of control; routines give back some of that control,” explains Dr Amy Wechsler, a dermatologist and psychiatrist. Any ritual can help, but we love Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer (R435). The lavender scent will have you breathing easier in no time. Or burn the SoyLites Oud Orient Soy Candle (R240) – the wax, made from nourishing soybean oil and Vitamin E, can be massaged into your skin once melted.