What You May Not Know About Stress and Your Skin

What You May Not Know About Stress and Your Skin

Now that the holidays are behind us and it's back to the day to day grind of life, stress starts to creep in more and more everyday.  There are certainly things you can do to try to limit your stress levels like get enough sleep and exercise regularly, but stress still makes an appearance each day.  

While stress is difficult to avoid it is important to minimize stress as much as possible.  Of course there is the obvious reason why you wouldn't want stress in your life, for your overall mental health.  Did you know there is another reason stress can be damaging to you and your health?  

The effects of stress on your skin are on display for the whole world to see.  There is no hiding the negative effects of stress on your skin when your body is reacting in a negative way to the burdens of life.  While the effects of stress on your skin will appear in a very visual way with breakouts and rashes, the cause of these issues is something more medical in nature.

When you are stressed out your body makes more cortisol which is the hormone that causes your skin to become oily.  Oily skin leads to acne and other skin problems.  Anyone has a long standing skincare routine knows all too well that oily skin is one of the worst things you can you have when trying to keep your skin youthful and vibrant looking.

There is some good news.  The first is that you can control your level of stress.  Stop. Breathe. Repeat.  Slowing yourself down and allowing for time to center your body and your mind will help alleviate your stress levels.  If treating the cause doesn't help, try treating the effect.  Our Instant Peptide Face Moisturizer is the perfect solution for anyone with oily skin.   This specially formulated moisturizer provides the hydration that will keep your oily skin younger looking and reduce the appearance of aging and fine lines.

In this new year we wish you low stress levels and high productivity, but if you run into the dreaded S word, make sure you're prepared with ways to keep your body and mind centered and your skin moisturized.  

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