Detox your skin this April for Stress Awareness Month, with our expert advice and top products designed to de-stress your skin…

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With everything going on in the world today, it’s normal to be feeling a little stressed out. Stress can be detrimental to our mental and physical health. It can even take a toll on our skin, causing breakouts, redness and sensitivities.

Hannah Braye, Nutritional Therapist at Bio-Kult explains: “Stress has long been associated with many common skin conditions, and can be both the cause of their onset or an aggravator.

Stress hormones such as cortisol are thought to trigger the release of inflammatory compounds by skin cells, contributing to conditions such as psoriasis, atopic eczema, alopecia, rosacea and acne, which can affect confidence and be a source of further stress in themselves.”

Many skincare brands are striving to save your skin during these stressful times. We’ve rounded up our 5 favourites below…

Rosalique 3 in 1 Miracle Cream (SPF 50)

Stress can cause dryness, redness and unusual sensitivities in your skin. Rosalique’s 3 in 1 Miracle Cream (£29.99) contains the unique ingredient Alpha-Bisabolol – an extract from the German Chamomile plant – which is a clinically proven anti-inflammatory. The cream promises to reduce redness and soothe inflamed skin. It’s also SPF 50, meaning it’ll protect your skin this summer!

Jane Scrivner Intense De-Stress Face Masque

The Intense De-Stress Face Masque from Jane Scrivner (£29) is formulated to soothe and refresh tired skin. It is rich in Vitamins C, B, D and E, plus essential fatty acids Omega 6 & 9 to regenerate skin cells and repair damaged tissue. It also balances sebum production to help keep breakouts under control.

Science of Skin Rescue No. One

The new vegan Science of Skin Rescue No. One moisturiser (£18.99) targets breakouts caused by stress. It contains naturally active ingredients, including antioxidant green tea and anti-inflammatory magnolia bark. The moisturiser helps to reduce redness and also improve the appearance of marks and scars left behind by spots.

Saint Iris Adriatica Vitality Spritz 

The Vitality Spritz from Saint Iris Adriatica (from £14) is perfect for de-stressing both the skin and mind. Zesty lemongrass and sweet mandarin uplift the mind, while pomegranate and olive nourish for glowing skin. It also contains seaweed protein, to aid collagen production!

Ho Karan Stupefiante Cream

The Stupefinate Cream (£34) from French cannabis expert Ho Karan is designed to relieve the effects of stress on the skin. The active ingredients, including Cannabis sativa butter, hydrate the lower and upper layers of the epidermis. Your skin will be plump, glowing, and detoxified!