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From sprays to pill – products to keep you calm this Stress Awareness Month

APRIL is Stress Awareness Month, focusing on the causes and cures.

According to the Mental Health Foundation charity, during the last year 74 per cent of UK adults have felt so stressed they felt unable to cope.

Today we look at some of the latest ways to tackle stress, while our Beauty Editor puts body scrubs to the test.

HEALTH

with Jane Atkinson

Pills

HORMONE Balance are designed to minimise the physical impact of stress, stabilise mood and strengthen your nervous system.

With vitamins and minerals to fight stress hormones and exhaustion, zinc to stabilise mood and copper for your nervous system, these are brilliant.

Stopped afternoon slumps and helped with sleep. Have bought more!

  • £24.99, 30-day supply, Motion Nutrition – buy now

Drink

THE Mind Cooler from Slow Cow contains L-Theanine, an amino acid that promotes relaxation without causing drowsiness, chamomile to relieve restlessness and valerian, linden and passiflora to help sleep.

Flavoured with dragon fruit and citrus, it tastes refreshing.

I would have this at night because of the powerful ingredients and it did aid sleep.

  • £1.49 for a 330ml can, Amazon – buy now

Spray

A. VOGEL's new Passiflora Spray is great. Use it when needed for results in 20 minutes.

A powerful combination of passiflora, zinc, lemon balm and magnesium to ease stress and anxiety. Lovely lemon and aniseed taste.

I carry this around with me now and over-12s can use it too.

  • £10.99, 20ml, A.Vogel – buy now

BEAUTY

with Gabriella Stein

Budget

BONDI Sands coconut & sea salt body scrub contains naturally derived ingredients including Australian sand and sea salt to exfoliate skin, as well as coconut husk and walnut shell to remove impurities.

Free from any oils, it is brilliant to apply before fake tan as it leaves no greasy residue.

Skin felt squeaky clean and soft after. Can be used once or twice a week. My favourite.

  • £12.99, 250g, bondi sands – buy now

Mid

SOAK Sunday, Cleo’s Paradise Botanical Body Scrub is a ninety-eight per cent natural salt scrub with almond and manuka oils to soothe skin and chamomile and sea salt to buff away dead cells.

Oatmeal is added to moisturise and leave a glow. To be used on damp skin once or twice a week.

The fine-textured scrub gives a lovely exfoliation, but I prefer it to be grittier.

  • £16, 200g, Soak Sunday – buy now

Luxury

REN Clean Skincare, Anti-Fatigue Body Scrub is a body balm and scrub in one.

Sea salt and magnesium work to gently polish the skin, while Atlantic kelp extract and microalgae oil replenish with moisture and essential minerals.

Ren’s anti-fatigue oil contains sage, cypress, geranium and rosemary for a fresh uplifting fragrance.

Massage into dry skin before rinsing in the shower or soaking in the bath. Skin felt renewed and ultra-hydrated.

  • £29, 330ml, Ren Skincare – buy now

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