Stress isn’t good for us. I know – massive news flash there. Ok, so a little stress can be good. You know, the pressure of a deadline or the adrenaline rush of juggling lots of projects. But overall, stress is bad and I think we can all agree on that. One of the first things to show when it comes to stress? Skin. From sleepless nights, perhaps a less than organic (ahem) diet, not drinking enough. All of these things plus the actual stress itself – can all show on the skin. That’s before you get into skincare conditions that are actually caused or at least exasperated by stress – think eczema, psoriasis and of course cold sores. All of which can be made worse by the affects of stress or even caused by.
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When it comes to stress related skincare issues, this is really something I can relate to. I’ve had outbreaks of psoriasis in the past when I’ve been under stressful situations. In particular on my hands and arms and in particularly bad situations on my face around my eyes. You know what sucks when you’re stressed? Adding something else to be stressed about to your already endless list. Skin conditions, especially those on your face… they’re definitely FAR from ideal.
Cold sores are one of those conditions that go hand in hand with stress. When you’re struck by a cold sore once, you then know in future you will always be more prone to them and things like stress are an almost sure-fire trigger for those tingly little pests to crop up again and add insult to injury when you’re already stressed!
Sounds like they’re almost unavoidable right? Can’t move to a desert island and do yoga for the rest of your life to avoid a cold sore can you?! Well, the good news is that you can in-fact do something to prevent them cropping up. Yes, even in stressful situations.
I’ve been working with lipivir since the start of the year so hopefully you’ve been keeping up with the other posts. Especially if you’re someone who does suffer from cold sores, I really can’t stress (see what I did there) enough what a difference it can make just adding a simple product into your daily routine in order to avoid the confidence shattering affect of a cold sore springing up on your face and ruining your day.
One of my best friends is getting married in the summer and she’s probably in the most stressful planning stage and she’s really seen it take it’s toll on her skin. I passed her a tube of lipivir as a way to help keep her skin in prime pre-wedding condition. Sometimes I think when you at least feel you’re doing something preventative you can feel better overall and if a little prevention takes away a dose of stress…then that’s one less thing to worry about. Who couldn’t do with one less thing to worry about?!
In case you missed the other posts in this series, a little about lipivir – it’s a prevention product that’s a clear gel. You can apply to your lips/mouth area to keep it smooth whilst also preventing cold sores making an appearance, just as you would a lip balm. Because it’s a clear gel, it can be applied before make-up without any issues at all. It’s such an easy step to add to a beauty routine.