Anxiety and Stress: How your mind-skin connection really works

Anxiety and Stress: How your mind-skin connection really works

Between COVID-19, shuttered businesses, civil unrest, and economic woes, most women are not getting enough sleep and their anxiety levels are through the roof. Just as stress takes its toll on your mental health, it takes an equally devastating toll on the health of your skin.

Acne, lesions, rashes, hives, excessive dryness, breakouts due to increased oil production, and severe skin sensitivity are common ailments when external or societal conditions create stress and anxiety in our lives.

Life is challenging right now - but there are ways to destress your skin. The path to healthy, more beautiful skin starts with an effective face wash and skincare routine that soothes and heals your face.

Cortisol and cleansers

Researchers at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital report that the health of your skin is irrevocably intertwined with your emotional state. Stress causes a chemical reaction in your body that makes skin more sensitive. It’s aided by hormones like cortisol that cause the glands in your face to increase oil production, causing breakouts and acne.

Most women react by using harsh cleansers to eliminate the oil – thus beginning the vicious cycle of stripping the skin of its natural barriers and moisturizing with heavy products that can’t penetrate your facial skin to provide proper hydration.

Because they can’t penetrate you skin to the deepest layers, most moisturizers sit on the surface and contribute to clogged pores, blackheads, and acne.

How to choose the right cleanser

Stress aging is a primary cause of inflammation, which breaks down the collagen in your face. The remedy is self-care – taking time to clean your face and remove the environmental pollutants, irritants, and airborne allergens that accumulate every day.

Doctors, estheticians, and skin specialists recommend that women use a gentle cleanser with bio-natural proteins that are identical to those your body manufacturers to repair itself.

Pharmaceutical grade ingredients that are free from contaminants, organically sourced, and gentle enough for the most sensitive skin will deliver the best anti-aging results.

Key fruit salad ingredients – like sugarcane, brighten and clarify skin. Orange extract minimizes pores, green tea extract is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that calms and soothes while maintaining collagen, firming, and promoting elasticity.

Bay Laurel leaf is rich in vitamins A and C, iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium – these ingredients refresh and help heal visible signs of aging by nourishing your skin.

Cucumber prevents hydration loss, and shea butter softens and moisturizes without clogging your pores.

The science behind beautiful skin

Finding a hydrating face wash that is gentle but effective can be challenging – many brands use clever marketing campaigns or paid celebrity endorsements, but experts recommend that consumers take the time to research face cleansers and use only products with independent clinical trial and proven scientific results.

Click here to learn more about the benefits of Nourishing Biological’s Miracular Hydrating Cleanser. All NB products are created with the purest ingredients, and the most advanced scientific formulation to treat and heal skin from the inside out.

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