Stress, both environmental and psychological, can have a significant impact on your skin. It can lead to premature aging, breakouts, sagging, wrinkles, and under-eye circles, leaving your skin looking dull.
Anti-stress skincare has become a popular way to combat and reverse the effects of stress on your skin. Learn more about how anti-stress skincare works and how to add anti-stress products to your skincare routine.
How Does Stress Affect Skin?
Your skin is your body’s largest organ and plays a vital role in barrier protection from environmental stressors and immune function. Stress interacts with your skin via the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.
When a stressor stimulates the HPA mechanism, it triggers a cascade of hormones, including cortisol, estrogen, and testosterone, which activate various immune responses like inflammation. This can reduce collagen and elastin production, leading to wrinkles and sagging. It can also increase sebum production, causing breakouts.
What is Anti-Stress Skincare?
Anti-stress skincare routines use a combination of ingredients to target inflammation due to stress and repair barrier function to reduce symptoms of stress-related aging. Many products also offer aromatherapeutic benefits to help calm the nervous system and stop stress responses before they affect the skin.
Anti-Stress Skincare Ingredients to Look For
When curating skincare products for your anti-stress routine, several potent ingredients can alleviate inflammation, boost hydration, and protect your skin from environmental stressors.
Sea Buckthorn Oil
Sea buckthorn oil is derived from the berries of the Hippophae rhamnoides plant. It offers powerful antioxidant properties to eliminate free radicals that damage skin and contains omega 3, 6, 7, and 9 fatty acids for optimal skin hydration.
Use FaceDoctor Beauty Cream as your daily moisturizer to benefit from de-stressing ingredients, including sea buckthorn oil and beeswax.
Propolis is a waxy, resinous substance made by bees from plant buds and flowers. Bees use it to seal their hives against predators and inclement weather. It has incredible antioxidant, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties, which help to soothe redness, dry skin, and breakouts due to stress.
Snail mucin is a thick, slimy fluid secreted by snails. It contains high levels of enzymes and growth factors that promote cellular renewal and increases collagen production to prevent sagging, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Reverse the Effects of Stress on Your Skin
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