If you're a bride, chances are you're feeling overwhelmed at the moment. There’s no need to harp on the fact that wedding planning can be stressfull. You are, after all, throwing what is bound to be the biggest party of your life—and there’s a lot of anxiety and nervous energy that comes along with that. Instead, let’s focus on how to cope when the weight of it all gets to be too overwhelming. One solution: Adding a few strategic beauty products into your everyday routine.
The lotions, oils, and treatments singled out below were formulated to counteract the effects of stress on both your body and your mind. Make a habit of setting aside a few minutes each day to pamper yourself with these products and you’ll be refreshed and ready to tackle the planning process with a clear head—and clear skin.
Florapy's Stress Relief Sheet Masks
There’s no better way to end a long day of planning than with a glass of wine and a sheet mask. Florapy’s stress-relieving mask features chamomile and patchouli, both of which help calm the mind and promote relaxation. Trust us: You’ll want to pick up the pack of five. (Stress relief sheet mask, $8 each, Florapy)
Little Barn Apothecary’s Collect Anxiety Aromatherapy Roller Ball
Keep stress and anxiety at bay 24/7 with this convenient aromatherapy oil from holistic beauty brand Little Barn Apothecary. Dab the blend onto pulse points throughout the day and let the scents of lavender, violet leaf, and pettigrain oils settle your nerves. ("Collect Anxiety" aromatherapy roller ball, $24, Little Barn Apothecary)
Dermalogica’s Stress Relief Treatment Oil
This multipurpose oil can be added to a warm bath, mixed into your favorite body lotion, or used for a scalp massage. Packed with a powerhouse blend of essential oils (including sandalwood, lavender, and ylang ylang), the silky formula melts away stress and tension. (Stress relief treatment oil, $30, Dermalogica available at Ulta)
Lancôme’s Hydra Zen Beauty Essence
Pre-wedding stress can manifest itself in many ways—including on your face. To keep your skin smooth, supple, and wrinkle-free, apply Lancôme’s hydrating essence after cleansing and toning. If you’re feeling particularly proactive, the brand makes Hydra Zen day and night creams, too. ("Hydra Zen" anti-stress moisturizing beauty essence, $49, Lancôme)
Aveda’s Stress-Fix Body Creme
Aveda created an entire collection of products designed to help you relax and unwind, and the rich body cream is our favorite. Not only does the cream leave skin feeling soft and super hydrated, but it instantly soothes the senses thanks to a combo of lavender, lavandin, and clary sage oils. ("Stress-Fix" body creme, $50, Aveda)