There is no doubt that we have come to the point that we fully realize and accept that stress is the king of disease.. Every one of us has their weakest point in their bodies, it is stress that triggers that weakness and wrecks havoc to our immune system where we fall victims to different kinds ofdisease.. Some people go down with the flu, others get migraines, most women get skin rashes and imbalances.. It is time to annihilate cortisol -the stress hormone- and deal with its undesirable effects on our skin.. Be it redness, zits or wrinkles, your skin might be at a stage where it’s freaking out! Wipe away all your worries with CIIN’s 5 tips..
1 || Dryness
High levels of cortisol will dehydrate your skin and allow natural moisture to escape, that’s besides other external elements such as cold and dry air.. Beat that dryness issue and start believing in hyaluronic acid.. This powerhouse ingredient can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water! The result, instantaneous hydration and pluming to your complexion.. Use serums that contain hyaluronic acid as they are more potent than regular moisturizers..
2 || Breakouts
High levels of cortisol will cause inflammation and stimulate oil production, the result? Nasty cystic breakouts and amplified existing acne! There are some expert ways to deal with those tough breakouts, a visit to your dermatologist for a steroid injection is the quickest way to knock them out, another way is spot treating them with salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Beware of high glycemic index foods that can cause insulin spikes and the result will be excess sebum production..
3 || Sallow Skin
If you are a continuously stressed out human then you’ll be pretty familiar with sallow skin. That pale, unhealthy sickly looking yellow skin, but have you ever wondered what the reason behind this is? When you are stressed, and levels of cortisol reach a peak, your body will surrender to the fight or flight state, meaning; the blood flow will automatically get directed to your muscles and less blood will reach your skin..How to beat this? Facial massages that stimulate lymphatic drainage are your best bet! By increasing circulation in your skin, more nutrients will be drawn to that area, high intensity light and laser treatments will definitely revive the area, as well as our favorite most potent skin antioxidant; vitamin C.. Always remember that this vitamin is a very crucial ingredient during the collagen synthesis process, without it, your skin won’t produce enough collagen, having you with a saggy, loose and tired looking complexion..