We’ve all known stress from time to time, be it from long hours behind the screen, lack of sleep or to-do lists that never seem to end, but did you know it can directly affect your skin’s health too? Chronic stress can cause a host of skin problems, from wrinkles and dullness to acne. Stressful thought? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

For over 8000 years, Ayurveda has harnessed the healing properties of Ashwagandha to soothe various ailments and it may be just what your stressed-out skin needs. 

Ashwagandha is classified as an adaptogen: a herb that strengthens the immune system by reducing stress on the inside and out and helps the body adjust to stress. They also help in boosting immunity, increasing focus and aid with fatigue.

According to Dr Aneesh, cosmetic chemist and founder of Dr Sheth’s for Indian skin, “The effects of stress go way beyond just fatigue and looking tired. Particularly in the case of Indian skin, stress compromises our immune levels, makes our skin more irritable and inflamed. So, having an adaptogen like Ashwagandha is important to manage the effects of internal and external stressors,”

Ashwagandha can also cure your acne blues. Power packed with anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, it calms inflammation and reduces acne.

Want to incorporate this power packed ingredient in your skincare routine? Our dermatologists recommend our Ashwagandha and Alpha Arbutin Serum.

This serum reduces dark spots, acne scarring and hyperpigmentation and gives you even-toned glowing skin. 

Other ways to ensure your skin stays dewy fresh include scheduling time for relaxing activities, maintaining a good lifestyle and-we can’t stress on this enough- proper sleep!

Stress is an inevitable part of life but learning techniques on how to manage stress can help us lead fulfilling lives (with great skin too!)