question of the month: how do you manage stress?

if you've been in sS in the last couple of months you probably saw (and hopefully contributed an answer to!) our question of the month. this month, we wanted to know the different ways sSers managed their stress. as we all know, stress raises cortisol levels which can trigger breakouts, so managing your stress is important for maintaining glowing, clear skin.

so how do sSers manage their stress? unsurprisingly, in pretty diverse ways. some of our favorites were:

"wine and classical music in the morning and before going to bed :)" (we think they meant wine before bed, and classical music in the morning)

"i ice my face!" that's what we like to hear!

"candy crush." sometimes all you need is something simple to distract yourself from whatever is stressing you out for a few minutes.

"i turn off all my electronics 30 minutes before bed." ... so no candy crushing late into the night

"i pet my cat."

"treat myself to a soak, steam, scrub at kabuki spa -- yoga always helps, too" don't forget to take care of yourself, in whatever way you need. a spa day can be refreshing and rejuvenating - but even if the spa isn't your thing, try and find things you can do just for yourself.

we hope everyone is taking time for themselves, and managing their stress, and that some of these ideas are helpful ideas. the full list of responses is below - let us know if you have any other suggestions!

"watch the mindy project."

"i take long walks!"

"i commune with the Divine (aka, i drop into my heart and listen.)"

"hot bat with epsom salts and lavender - bliss!"

"RARRAR rock and roll rock and roll"

"i chant my buddhist mantra: nam myo-ho renge kyo! over and over until that sound vibration raises all my vibrations."

"run away with a cowboy in austin!"

"star trek."


and last but not least...

"make sure to get my sS appointment in and vent to all you lovely sSers!"

Not sure where to start?