Dull­ness & sal­low skin

It’s just as im­por­tant to ad­dress the root of these skin prob­lems— stress. Carve out some time each day to do what­ever makes you feel calm, whether that’s five min­utes of med­i­tat­ing, a yoga class, or a chat with a friend. Trust us, your skin and mind will

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Switch­ing your face wash can be a sim­ple and ef­fec­tive way to man­age oily skin. Ze­ich­ner ad­vises us­ing a cleanser con­tain­ing sal­i­cylic acid, which breaks up and dis­solves ex­cess oil be­fore it can clog pores. Try Neu­tro­gena Oil-Free Sal­i­cylic Acid Acne

Wash ($7; wal­mart.com).

Use a mois­tur­izer that con­tains ce­ramides daily. Think of your skin cells as tiles; ce­ramides are fat mol­e­cules that act like the grout be­tween the tiles, en­sur­ing that the skin bar­rier stays strong, healthy, and in­tact. Find them in CeraVe PM Fa­cial Mois­tur­iz­ing Lotion

($12; tar­get.com).

A con­se­quence of chronic stress is that your body starts to send more blood to the vi­tal or­gans and less to the skin. De­creased cir­cu­la­tion means your skin gets fewer nu­tri­ents and less oxy­gen, leav­ing it look­ing dull, sal­low, and gen­er­ally lack­lus­ter. Stress also slows the rate at which your skin cells nat­u­rally turn over and ul­ti­mately slough off, Arch says.

“A fa­cial mas­sage can both boost blood flow and help you re­lax,” Ze­ich­ner says. Use your hands or a face roller on freshly mois­tur­ized skin when­ever your com­plex­ion needs a lit­tle pick-me-up or you’re feel­ing ex­tra stressed. Try Paci­fica Crys­tal

Wand Rose Quartz

Fa­cial Roller

19; ulta.com).

Be dili­gent (but gen­tle) about ex­fo­li­at­ing. Clean with a mild scrub a few times a week to main­tain a healthy glow.

Try Bioré Rose Quartz & Char­coal

Gen­tle Pore

Re­fin­ing Scrub

7; tar­get.com).

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