Struggling with How to Relieve Post-Holiday Stress? 5 Surefire Ways to Make You Merry Again

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The holidays are supposed to be a time of good will, beloved traditions, childlike wonder, and maybe even a little magic. But if you’re like most people, it’s often a time of long lines, last-minute shopping, family drama, and general physical and emotional exhaustion. Now that the last of the eggnog has been drunk and the gifts have all been opened (and exchanged!), it’s time for some serious recharging.


Get the Upper Hand on Seasonal Germs

Nothing’s more stressful than getting a seasonal cold—or worse, the flu. Protect yourself from the sniffles with Pharmanex® g3, and Pharmanex® Immune Formula. With their comprehensive blends of immune-enhancing ingredients that boost your body’s ability to fight back, they’re packed with the ingredients you need to stay healthy. Plus, whenever you can, wash your hands. According to the CDC, you should always scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum “Happy Birthday” from beginning to end twice. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Epoch® Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer, boasts 62% w/w Ethanol; so you’re in good hands. Literally.


Don’t Forget to Change Your Oil

No, not your car’s oil—although that’s never a bad idea either! Research shows that certain citrus fragrances can help boost feelings of well-being and alleviate stress. For a quick post-holiday pick-me-up, try using a few drops of your favorite essential oil on your favorite scarf or handkerchief. Try dabbing it on your wrists, rub it on your pillow before bed, or use it with bath salts for a deeply luxurious bath. According to Dr. Bailey Lee, MD, the ideal temperature of a healing bath isn’t overly hot. Soak up to the neck for 10 to 15 minutes max. Between the lavender and bergamot, you’ll be feeling harmony and peace in no time. Just make sure you don't get any of the water in your eyes!

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Put Your Best Face Forward

Bleak winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin—especially on your face. But there’s no need to look like you’ve been crossing the tundra when you can brighten your day with a brighter complexion by using ageLOC® LumiSpa® and an Epoch® Glacial Marine Mud Mask. With a variety of treatment heads and customized cleansers, LumiSpa is a face-saving two minutes your skin will thank you for. And the marine mud mask further nurtures your skin with more than 50 beneficial minerals and trace elements, including zinc and sea botanicals. Plus, Nu Skin donates $0.25 from every Epoch product sale to the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation. And helping others is always something to smile about.

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Be (REALLY) Kind to Yourself

After a season of nonstop giving, you definitely deserve some pampering. Why not start with a long, hot bath? Herbal Mineral Bath contains 21 stress-busting herbal extracts. These extracts create a relaxing aroma-therapeutic atmosphere to melt away stress and tension, plus provide skin nurturing and conditioning benefits for a luxuriously soft and silky after-bath feel from head to toe. (Yes, please!) And for a boost of day-to-day stress management, give Cortitrol® a try. It naturally promotes healthy cortisol hormone balance and supports your ability to respond to stressful situations more calmly. Another great way to slow your stress is meditation. It promotes emotional well-being, reduces anxiety, and can help generate feelings of kindness. And who doesn’t need a little extra good will?

Herbal Mineral Bath with pumice


…And to All a Good Night!

We get it. The holidays are exhausting. From the Black Friday sales to the never-ending parade of parties, your sleep schedule is probably a hot mess. So, before you head back to the office or school, you might need a minute to recover. The CDC suggests a few options to getting a better nights’ sleep. They recommend going to bed at the same time each night and getting up at the same time each morning—even on the weekends! Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, relaxing, and at a comfortable temperature. And (seriously) remove electronic devices, such as TVs, computers, and smart phones, from the bedroom. Give your eyes and brain a digital break! If you’re still having trouble getting back to your healthy sleep habits, Pharmanex® NightTime Formula is an exclusive blend of high-quality standardized extracts, including melatonin, valerian, passion flower, and TheaPure that promotes normal sleep cycles. With improved sleep habits, you’ll be sure you catch a few good Zzzzs. You’ll be back to your old self and ready to take on the new year!