It is a truth universally acknowledged that most women sometimes need a good cry. Whether were upset about something or not, I’ve long believed that crying is a healthy way to free up the tension introduced by modern life.
Sometimes I just don’t stop, working really hard for weeks on end and with every spare moment spent busy with friends and family. The absence of “me time”, the strain of rushing around without much opportunity to relax, can build to a crescendo, ending in a good old cry. Been there? Of course you have, because it’s life! And it’s exhausting! Crying can sometimes feel like the only way to release stress.
There are also, of course, significant events – arguments, bad break-ups, bereavements – that serve as emotional triggers for crying. I’m sure many of us have felt drained after days of sobbing following heartbreak for example. Luckily, the old adage that time heals all wounds is true, but it is important to have little perks that pull us together in the shorter term…
A long dog walk often does it for me, especially if there’s a breeze and the sun is out. There is something very uplifting about being in nature. Sometimes it’s music, a decent session singing along to the greatest hits of Whitney Houston, or playing air guitar to Prince (long live the ’80s!). Other times, I’ll crave a glass of red wine and a hot aromatherapy bath, the perfect combination to pamper me inside and out.
We all have our creature comforts that sort us out when weve been crying, but whatever yours is, make sure it is soothing. Sleep is integral to our mental and physical wellbeing, so rest is always my priority when I feel blue. If you dont feel good, you certainly won’t look good – think puffy eyes, dark circles and dull skin. Skincare products full of natural actives that heal and reduce inflammation, like Aloe Vera and Arnica, are a good start to combating the physical effects of crying.
As someone who has suffered insomnia, I do know however that getting enough beauty sleep isn’t always easy. Realising this, we’ve brought out our own quick fix “crying cream” that de-puffs and revives cried-out and tired eyes with Aloe Vera, Arnica and Cucumber. This cooling formula instantly revives your eye area and brightens the face. We all need to cry sometimes, so we figured its good to help you prepare.
What’s your answer to crying and feeling sad? Whether its a spa day, a good film or a lovely meal out, were interested to know what your perfect cheer up would be.