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5 Natural Remedies To Beat Stressed Skin

JUNIPER and YU

Posted on May 30 2018

Feeling a bit stressed lately?

We all know that stress is a natural part of life but experiencing it too often or over a long period of time can definitely have an effect on your health and well-being.  Chronic stress can really wear you down and make you sick.  What’s worse--it can wreak havoc on your skin.

Here is our helpful list of great natural alternatives that we use to ease stress, relieve stress-induced skin problems, and bring ourselves back into balance.

 

1. Indian Tulsi 

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Drinking tea is perhaps one of the best known natural remedies for stress.  Indian Tulsi is one of our favorite herbal teas to sip on when we need an extra boost of relaxation.  Tulsi is considered the most sacred herb in India.  It's been used for over 5,000 years and we can see why!  This super herb has incredible therapeutic effects on the mind, body, and soul.  It contains powerful anti-stress agents that help calm the nerves and uplift your mood.  Packed with antioxidants, Tulsi can help strengthen the immune system, eliminate toxins from the body, and even relieve those terrible headaches.  Not to mention, this herb can help heal stubborn skin issues such as stress-induced acne. 

 

2. Jujube Fruit

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Jujubes, also known as red dates, have been used as medicine for over 4,000 years in Asia due to its health benefits.  This little fruit has been traditionally used to help alleviate stress, fatigue, depression, anxiety and more.  Loaded with antioxidants, essential vitamins, and minerals, jujubes make a tasty and wellness-boosting snack.  Jujube fruits (fresh or dried) are sold in almost every Asian grocery store and if you ever happen to pass by one, go and give jujubes a try. 

 

3. Sesame Seeds

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Sesame seeds have numerous health benefits but did you know they’re super good for your skin and hair?  Rich in antioxidants and omega fatty acids, these tiny seeds help fight off stress, promote heart health and reduce inflammation in the muscles.  Better yet, they help promote healthy and radiant skin.  Rich in anti-inflammatory properties, sesame seeds can soothe redness and irritation.

 

4. Umeboshi (Ume) vinegar

 
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They say that “an umeboshi a day keeps the doctor away”.  Umeboshi or ume for short is a Japanese pickled plum that has been used in traditional Oriental medicine for centuries.  It has incredible medicinal qualities due to its powerful acidity and alkalinizing effect on the body.  It helps eliminate toxins, stimulate digestion, and neutralize stress and fatigue.  Rich in vitamin C, ume also promotes a healthy and glowing complexion.  Ume vinegar, on the other hand, is the brine made from ume plums and it’s packed with incredible nutrients.  By diluting it with a beverage of choice and adding a few spoons of honey, this vinegar can turn into a refreshing, wellness-boosting drink.

 

5. Matcha

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Matcha tea is everywhere lately and we all know of its many health benefits but did you know that it also produces feelings of general well-being and happiness?  Matcha has high levels of L-theanine, an amino acid that increases levels of dopamine and serotonin in the brain.  So next time you’re feeling a bit stressed out, treat yourself to a happy cup of matcha.

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