11 Back-To-School Beauty Buys That Double As Stress Relievers

A new school year is in session, which means your calendar is probably already filling up with meetings and study dates. While it’s important to stay on top of scholarly matters, it’s also vital to pencil in time for self-care. So set some time aside and avoid burn-out with these 11 stress-relieving beauty products. 

Jennifer Ford Sep, 01, 2016

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The skin under your eyes is the most sensitive, so be kind to it! This 10-minute eye mask includes a concentrated blend of aloe vera, cucumber, caffeine and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines. $42, sephora.com.

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After taking out braids, locks or weave, this cream will soothe and refresh your tired scalp. $12, carolsdaughter.com.

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Scrub this rosemary-scented body scrub in circular motions to stimulate blood flow and reduce soft tissue tension. $38, ulta.com.

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Calm your scalp with this soothing blend of mimosa flower, peppermint and orange oils. This mist is especially beneficial for adding moisture to protective styles that pull at the scalp (braids, twists, and sewn-ins, for example). $14, drugstore.com.

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Vitamin E works to bring elasticity back to the skin while kernel seed and jojoba oil provide extra hydration. $27, sephora.com.

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Wash stress away by scrubbing into your loofah or pouring into a hot bath. $13, bathandbodyworks.com.

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Goji berry and peppermint leaf extracts help relieve tightness and restore suppleness to the skin. $30, sephora.com.

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Taking long walks to class? Soothe achy feet with this invigorating and softening foot lotion. It’s infused with peppermint oil and menthol, both of which have cooling effects. $10, thebodyshop-usa.com.

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Hydrate and tighten tired skin with this ultra-nourishing beauty balm. Apply to any part of the body prone to dryness (knees, elbows, hands, even your face). $29.50, sephora.com.

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The fermented green tea in this facial cleanser will reduce irritation and redness, two symptoms that are usually brought on by stress. $19, sephora.com.

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Tea tree is the ultimate stress reliever for skin and these masks will provide relief within 20 minutes. Be sure to apply to a clean face and use a serum directly after use. $7.50, sephora.com.


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