Staying healthy in today’s world isn’t easy—from the constant, never-slow-down pace of modern life to air pollution in all the globe’s big cities to the quest for proper and enjoyable health foods.
And as much as we love our computers, tablets, and smartphones, these devices can also have a negative impact on our health due to the emittance of blue light. Blue wavelengths can cause skin damage via free radical generation, resulting in a loss of firmness and an increase in visible lines.
Unsurprisingly, all these stressors can impact your skin and cause a wide range of unwanted reactions—and they affect everyone a little differently. You may find that your skin is impacted by your sleep schedule, by your diet, or even by life in the big city.
Stressed skin can manifest itself in many ways, including inflammation, dryness, wrinkles, and over-pigmentation. Stress can even modify the texture and firmness of your skin, leading to premature aging and generally reactive skin.
Is hearing that stressing you out even more? Take a deep breath. We’ve got you covered! Here is our mantra to protect and revive tired and dull-looking skin:
1. SPF! SPF! SPF!
Protect your skin from harmful UV rays by selecting a non-toxic sunscreen to add to your daily routine. Skincare experts recommend wearing an SPF of 30 or higher for daily protection—and some even include ingredients to help ward off the effects of blue light and pollution.
2. Cleanse skin with gentle products to wash away impurities.
You don’t want to strip your skin of its natural—and wonderfully beneficial—oils. If you use harsh cleansers, your skin can easily become imbalanced, causing breakouts and dryness. Search for a gentle, non-toxic face cleanser full of nourishing ingredients to support and protect your skin.
3. Simplify your skin regimen.
Choose a few multi-tasking products that balance your skin while soothing and protecting it from inevitable daily stressors. This is a perfect opportunity to find a rejuvenating skincare routine that works for your skin type and balances your skin’s natural equilibrium. While too many products can overwhelm your skin cells and create more stress, we offer a limited portfolio of two multi-tasking multi-correctional serums designed to work in tandem on a cellular level to plump, rejuvenate, and protect your skin.
4. Get to know your skin
If you find yourself facing irritated, inflamed skin often without relief, it may be a sign that you have naturally sensitive skin. We’ve got you covered on how to further protect and alleviate stressed skin, shielding and neutralizing the effects of UV damage, pollution, and blue light. ORPHEUS is 100% pure, sensitive-skin compatible, and designed to work in harmony with the natural defense systems in the skin, resulting in a youthful, radiant look.
We understand sensitive skin.
We also choose our ingredients with great care – only the purest, high quality ingredients can make it to our formulas. Each of our high-efficacy products contains a soothing blend to naturally calm, restore, and distress skin. With our innovative high-tech botanical ingredients, we’re able to build products that provide an effective defense against the impact of city pollution and other environmental factors.
Our proprietary antioxidant-rich, youth-restoring Orpheus Flower Cell Peptide Complex™ — the powerhouse of our multi-correctional serums — takes good care of that too. It is bio-engineered to enhance and build skin resiliency, shielding against stressors like UV rays, peroxide, and pollution, for plump smooth skin, unaffected by your day-to-day life and travels.
Living Well in a Modern World
- Proper Nutrition
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: nutrition is so, so important for healthy, radiant skin. That’s not to say that you can’t live it up and enjoy pizza and ice cream when you’re in the mood—but be mindful of what you’re consuming and learn what might trigger skin outbreaks (dairy and gluten can be problematic for many of us!).
- Dealing with Chronic Stress
Today’s world demands so much. We find ourselves in stressful jobs, carrying that weight around day after day. And with more and more people across the globe working from home, being “available” around the clock can be incredibly draining. Our advice: set boundaries, support your body however you can, and find a skincare regimen that you can “set and forget.” That’s one less thing on your to-do list.
- Detoxify Your Body and Skin
You can’t change the pollution levels of your city. But you can change the air quality of your own space and reduce your own exposure to daily chemicals, especially if your skin or your body is particularly sensitive. Try investing in an air purifier or adding a water purifier to your kitchen sink. If you can, choose produce grown organically or without pesticides.
- Take a Break.
Take a break from technology whenever you can—maybe you can squeeze in a morning hike to get some fresh air or spend a weekend without watching TV or scrolling on social media. Give your mind and your skin a break from that blue light and we bet you’ll feel the positive effects right away.
At the end of the day, modern life is responsible for so much stress—but it also provides us with an incredible arsenal of tools that can help combat the day-to-day stress. Find a skin regimen that supports your healthy, radiant skin and allows you to feel confident, every single day. Stay well—and don’t forget to treat yourself to some distressing activities from time to time.
Curious about something you just read? Feel free to reach out with questions! We’d love to hear from you.Sources:
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