It seems unfair to name "Fall" after crisp, cascading leaves, because for many of us, this is a time when everything from blood pressure to stress levels is surging to an all-time high. There's the impending holiday season (which requires intensive shopping, cooking, and cleaning), constant spreading of illnesses, and inclement weather. To top it all off, millions are feeling emotionally exhausted by one of the most intense presidential elections in America's history. But regardless of what you have going on in your life, it's important to at least attempt to stay balanced.
Once you get the hang of it, meditation can be extremely beneficial. Others swear by the power of a good nap. But no matter what method you use to chill out, there's merit in boosting your relaxation method with beauty products. Essential oils like lavender, clary sage, and ylang-ylang are known to soothe troubled minds, while a steamy facial or a cooling massage provides much-needed tension relief. So take a few grounding breaths and read on for a few calming options.