GET GORGEOUS! Relax Your Way to Beautiful Skin

By   |   August 16, 2011   |   Entertainment

This week, the DivaGals bring you tips, trade secrets and celeb advice to “Get Gorgeous!”

It’s National Relaxation Day! As any DivaGal knows, one of the keys to getting gorgeous is taking time out to relax. Stress doesn’t just wreak havoc on your mind. It can show up on your skin, from an increase of acne and breakouts and deep wrinkles to dull looking skin.

Don’t stress! Here are three Diva-licious suggestions to get you relaxed, and looking your best!

Inhale. Deeply. Taking a moment to breath deeply can do wonders for your skin. The concentrated oxygen enhances your cells, which may lead to a clearer complexion. Inhale deeply through your nose for five seconds and let your stomach fill with air, hold for two, then exhale through your mouth for five seconds as your stomach empties. Do this a few times until you feel calm and at peace.

Plan A Getaway. Stepping away from your daily routine can help you feel relaxed, and give your overworked skin a break! According to a study by Princess Cruises, 35 percent of people on a getaway feel truly relaxed in less than a day. So you can plan something short and sweet (hello, Newport, R.I.!). Visit for luxurious, discounted deals. Got a whole week? Why not book a Princess Cruise? Not only are your meals all-inclusive; you’ll have a full roster of hosted daily activities, full-production shows every evening and nightly fun like karaoke, dancing and movies under the stars. And there’s nothing like being on the waves to lull you to a peaceful sleep at night.

Scrub Away Stress. Now that you’re calm and relaxed, it’s time to get a glow! Lifetherapy, the scent-based, mood-enhancing brand, is launching its newest product, Skin Nourishing Body Scrub, at Henri Bendel in New York City today. The scrub is uniquely blended to gently exfoliate dead skin cells without dehydrating skin, which reveals softer, younger cells. It’s loaded with sweet almond and macadamia oils, along with sunflower seed, shea butter and vitamin E. It comes in five scents; we suggest Chill, Escape and Vacation, of course! Not in New York City? Score at jar ($34/8 fl. oz) at

photo credit: Lifetherapy

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