Christmas is almost upon us and it’s the time of year that we can fall victim to stress as we try to get everything done by the 24th December! This can have negative effects on your appearance.
If your skin is suffering from stress this can manifest itself in a number of ways. You may notice…
- Acne or break outs;
- In the mid to longer term stress can also lead to fine lines and wrinkles. The stress hormone, cortisol, elevates your blood sugar; this causes glycation which damages collagen and elastin. These are the proteins that smooth and plump your skin, so you need to keep these fellas happy!
We have three ways to help prevent your skin showing signs of stress.
- Use a product containing Vitamin C. This vitamin plays an important role in maintaining healthy, resilient, stress free skin. We recommend Aspect Dr Active C Serum because it is hydrating, calming, brightening and full of antioxidants. Key ingredients will improve your skin tone, texture and firmness.
- Add a superfood to your diet…
Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
Dark leafy greens like spinach and kale are rich in folate, which helps your body produce mood-regulating neurotransmitters, including serotonin and dopamine.
Tip: Be sure to add spinach, kale and other dark leafy greens to your morning smoothies to not only increase alkalinity in the body, but increase your folate intake.
Fermented Foods include beneficial bacteria that have a direct effect on your brain chemistry, transmitting mood and behaviour-regulating signals to your brain. Fermented foods are loaded with good probiotics and good bacteria. They say that all health begins in the gut, so keep your skin glowing and stress free by nourishing your gut flora with fermented foods.
Tip: Sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir (fermented milk drink), yoghurt and miso are all great examples of fermented foods that are full of friendly probiotic bacteria. Add these to your diet to keep your skin vibrant and stress free.
Blueberries and other dark berries contain Anthocyanins. These antioxidants aid your brain in the production of dopamine, a chemical that is critical to your mood and stress levels in the body.
Tip: Add blueberries to your smoothies to not only increase your antioxidant intake (which is beneficial to your skin) but also to aid your brain in creating the chemicals that keep your mood great and your skin stress free.
- Give yourself a Christmas gift! The Liquid Facelift will give immediate results, you’ll have a WOW moment, as you quite literally turn the clock back in as little as thirty minutes… Goodbye stressed skin! Call us to book your FREE cosmedical consultation with Lacey, our Registered Nurse.