Skin responds to our emotions and stress has a negative effect on the skin condition. It compromises our immunity for a long time and is frequently reported as a trigger of acne, dermatitis and eczema. Increased concentration of cortisol in our circulation can reduce integrity of the skin barrier and slow down renewal of the upper skin layer, the epidermis. This leaves our skin more vulnerable to the external environment and prone to redness, dryness and scaling and, in the long-term, more lines and wrinkles.
- Change your skincare to protect your skin in Winter.
- Tone down the active ingredients and exfoliation, leave peels and microdermabrasion for Spring.
- Change your moisturiser to a richer cream with a lower SPF and more hydrating, occlusive ingredients (plant oils, shea butter).
- Use a richer cleanser and nourishing masks.