GIVEAWAY! One 9Lives reader will receive two Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift products worth R1 210 each! Scroll down for details.
We are all facing some form of stress, be it pressure from your work or strain in our personal lives. And yes, we know that stress is bad for us. We’re constantly told that we should train our brains to stay calm, practice slow breathing, and exercise regularly to unwind. In reality, however, it’s not as easy to turn off that anxiety switch.
So here’s a different approach: How about thinking about stress in a positive way?
While constant anxiety can put strain on our bodies, stress can also be useful, making us more alert, focused and energised. This healthy response has been named Eustress- from the Greek prefix “eu” meaning “good”. It is placed in opposition to Distress, or that crippling feeling that makes us want to crawl into the fetal position and sleep for two days.
A healthy response to stress gives us those feelings of motivation to push with a project at work, train harder at the gym, resolve issues at home, and ultimately reach a feeling of fulfillment. I am a firm believer that we can train our thoughts, and that this has a massive impact on our everyday experiences. We can decide how to experience stress, and we can tap into it as a driving force to reach our goals.
This concept inspired the new Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift (R1 210 for 25ml), a fast-acting eye treatment mask that energises the eye area and reduces the signs of stress on the skin. When you are stressed, you might experience dehydration, fine lines, puffiness and dark circles. To counter this, you need skincare that helps to strengthen your skin barrier and fight free radicals.
According to Dermalogica’s findings, if you approach stress in a positive way, it might also help aid your skin’s recovery, boosting your skincare products efficacy.
How does it work?
The Stress Positive Eye Lift has been formulated to counteract the effects of stress. It contains wild indigo seed to target dark circles, wild yeast that helps to firm and lift the skin, Arctic algae to counter puffiness and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump up your skin. It further works to restore the skin barrier and it works with your skin’s natural microbiome for optimal balance.
How to use it:
- You’ll use this on cleansed and toned skin.
- Apply a few dots of product around your eye area. Use the massage applicator to work it into the skin. Dermalogica has created a Eye Lift DIY guide that you can follow for optimal effects.
- Leave the masque for 3 – 5 minutes.
- Massage any excess into your skin or wipe it off with a tissue
- You can use this daily or as needed to brighten your skin.
What I thought
I really enjoyed using this product. It has an instant cooling effect that I found soothing and refreshing, and after a few minutes the skin around my eyes looked plumped up. After a few weeks of use I also felt that the fine lines around my eyes looked softer.
If you are curious about the Stress Positive Eye Lift, you can also head into a Dermalogica Concept Store for a FaceFit skin treatment. This is a 10 minute express treatment (R110) that will allow you to experience the product and massage technique first hand.
Take the Stress Positive Test
Curious to know how you react to stress? Take the Stress Positive Test and learn to look at stress in a positive light. I’m a seeker, which means I thrive under pressure and love solving problems. Pretty accurate. It’s fun, don’t worry!
GIVEAWAY! One 9Lives reader will receive two Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift products worth R1 210 each! To enter, tell me how you like to unwind. Pop your entries in the comments section below or mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries close 23 May!
This post was sponsored by Dermalogica