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The LINK BETWEEN MENTAL WELLNESS AND BEAUTY

If you were to think about mental wellness and beauty as cities on a map, you would probably imagine them being pretty far apart and pretty different – like, say Venice Beach and Manhattan, but the surprising truth is that they are a lot more closely linked than you might think.

SKINCARE

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How to prevent collagen loss and repair damaged cells

If you’ve never heard the word antioxidant, it’s safe to say you’ve been living under a rock. Antioxidants have become a marketing buzz-word in the beauty, skincare, and overall wellness industry. But, like Einstein’s theory of relativity – everyone’s heard of them, but few actually understand them. You know antioxidants are ‘good for you’, but do you know why?

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Why you need to re-evaluate your self-care routine

Self-care has become a trendy word, generally associated with face masks and jade rollers. It has even become a bit of a joke; seen by many as an excuse invented by entitled millennials to push off necessary tasks in the name of self pampering. Self-care is a hashtag, it’s a trend, it’s something goofy we say we should do on Sundays cause, well, why not?

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The Truth About Collagen

Collagen has seemed to be the buzz word for the last five years, and since then collagen has found its way into numerous products from gummies, to chocolate, to protein powder, to fizzy beverages, to capsules.

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INNER BEAUTY

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Four empowering tools to cultivate confidence now

Experience is one of the most effective ways to gain confidence, but what about the times when you need confidence in order to have an experience? When your lack of confidence is causing you mental and emotional distress, keeping you in the vicious cycle of your need for confidence depleting the little confidence you have, the only way to break through is experience. This is where visualization comes in.

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Why your emotional health is integral to your skin health

Remember the last time you blushed? Remember how your face felt hot, and your cheeks and ears burned a bit? What about the last time you had a really terrible sleep and you woke with red, puffy skin and dark circles under your eyes? Your emotions play a serious role in your outer appearance. Stress, anxiety, and fatigue show up on our skin whether we like it or not.

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How to reduce stress and save your skin while you’re at it

Back before we were tucked away in our homes facing a global pandemic, stress and anxiety seemed to feel manageable – in comparison at least. Now, with the heightened uncertainty, stress and anxiety seem to follow us around like lost puppies. They are there when we wake up, and linger until we’re sound asleep – if they choose to let us sleep.

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Is your bad mood hijacking your skincare routine

Why you really need to stop neglecting your mental wellness when it comes to skincare (and everything else). The words ‘great’, ‘finally’ and even ‘about damn time’ come to mind when I think about the fact that the conversation about mental health has started to move into mainstream culture.

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WELLNESS

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How to master commitment and reach your goals through daily routines

Welcome back to STUNN’s Total Transformation Challenge, where we introduce a new theme each month and explore the theme through weekly AM and PM self-care challenges. If you would like to participate in our challenges join our group on Facebook, or follow the challenge links provided in each post. This month’s transformational theme is COMMITMENT.

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How to boost your mood and improve your sleep-wake cycles

With all of the compounding stress and urgency to strengthen our immune systems right now, sleep is one of the most important and easily accessible things we can do. With the current protocol to stay home, this seems like the perfect opportunity to catch up on those much needed Z’s.

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Everything Is Going To Be Okay

Raise your hand if you’re feeling a wee bit anxious these days – same. It is an exceptionally stressful and uncertain time right now, and in times like these, the absolute most important thing you can do is to take care of your mental wellbeing.

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Four Steps to Develop Awareness and Improve Your Overall Lifestyle

In alignment with STUNN’s Total Transformation Challenge, we will be exploring ten pivotal themes in achieving total transformation in every aspect of your life. If you would like to participate in our challenges join our group on Facebook or follow the challenge links provided in each post. This month’s theme is: AWARENESS.

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Do you need a digital detox?

If someone were to send you to a deserted island with just the bare necessities and leave you there for a week, how would you feel? Depending on your current situation, you may think it sounds relaxing, but to others it may sound like a literal nightmare.

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