Stress and the Skin

  • Zits. Hormone receptors connected to the acne sebaceous oil gland are triggered by stress hormones. The stimulated gland increases oil production, causing pimples and breakouts.
  • Worry wrinkles. Tensing and tightening of the muscles squeezes and pinches the overlying skin, creating wrinkles and lines.
  • Grinding teeth. Jaw tension will create lines and wrinkles as skin is pinched and collagen is broken down.
  • Hair loss. Normally, follicles are small and resting, or active and growing, but stress shocks the system, throwing off the cycle causing follicles to sleep longer rather than produce new hair. Once they wake up, the old hair falls out. The same effect is true for eyebrows and eyelashes.
  • Increased free radicals. Stress causes blood vessels to constrict, causing a shunting of blood away from the skin as blood focuses on internal organs. Lack of blood leaves skin vulnerable to assault from the sun, cigarette smoke and other outside pollutants that create free radicals.

How to Help

  • Remember sunscreen to protect your skin from free radicals from the outside world.
  • Antioxidants applied topically and consumed orally are important. Old standbys include vitamins A, C, E, lycopene, coQ10, idebenone, green tea and grape seed extract.
  • Vitamin B will stimulate hair growth.
  • Botox has become a go-to stress-reducer. Not only do people feel better when they look their best, but medically, Botox helps muscles relax. There is a biofeedback between muscles and the brain, so if muscles arenít tense, the brain interprets the quietness as calm and lets its guard down.
  • Learn to Relax. Find a method to calm your central nervous system and mind to give stress hormones a chance to switch off, such as meditation, quiet time or exercise.


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Fall Skincare Tip

Your skin can appear dull and dry after a summer spent in the sun, exfoliation can remove the dull outer layer of skin, and unclog pores plugged by regular sunscreen use. But be gentle with exfoliation: A mild scrub, baby washcloth, or exfoliating cleansing towelette will do a fine job. Exfoliate only once or twice a week, and don't get over-aggressive, too-vigorous scrubbing can scratch, tear, and damage skin, compromising the glow that gentle exfoliation gives. Another exfoliation option: Microdermabrasion or glycolic acid peels. These procedures are more effective and quicker at removing the superficial dead layer of skin.
Oct 20th, 2012

Did You Know

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), up to 80 percent of ultraviolet rays can pass through clouds! Also another surprising bit of info: Just because youíre indoors doesnít mean the sun canít find you ó window glass blocks the UVB light that causes sunburns, but cell-damaging UVA rays still penetrate. The bottom line: Sunscreen is a must, indoors or out, year-round, every day.
March 31st, 2012

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