Sometimes things just don’t go as planned. There are extra bills to pay, the family is driving you crazy and after Christmas you have managed to gain a little holiday weight…. You’re stressed!
And it shows in your skin!
Too much stress takes away your ‘Joie de Vivre’ and so you’re more likely to use those facial muscles to frown or scowl inducing more wrinkles. According to Psychodermatologists, stress will also make any existing skin problems like acne, rosacea and eczema worse as these are disorders that can be related to your thoughts and feelings.
When you feel stressed it triggers the body to release a hormone called Cortisol. This hormone reduces the skins ability to retain water in the cells. When you’re stressed your breathing changes to shallower and quicker and this type of breathing take in less oxygen into the body and therefore lessen the amount of oxygen getting to your skin cells. The result is a dull, dry skin complexion that lacks radiance and glow.
You can’t always take care of all the problems but you can take care of yourself.
A little pampering can make you feel a thousand times better and make you feel like you can take on the world. To help ease the stresses of life and those frown and worry lines, ensure you treat your skin to a great night cream such as a retinol, 30 minutes before bed.
Restylane (yes the dermal filler people) have also launched a skin care range that uses the same ingredient as their dermal fillers. The stabilised Hyaluronic Acid and a retinol 0.4% in Restylane® Night Serum increases the water-retaining skin barrier and visibly reduces signs of photo-damaged skin such as fine wrinkles, pigment spots and loss of elasticity.
While your sleeping, your body is hard at work restoring and repairing any damaged cells so give your skin cells that little boost with a great night cream.
For the day time remember to cleanse and exfoliate your skin, drink plenty of water and don’t stump on the SPF’s -those UV rays will never help you reduce the frown lines and wrinkles!