To say that this year has been particularly stressful so far seems like an understatement, which is why we wanted to share this information with you on the effects stress can have on your skin and what you can do to keep your complexion looking youthful and radiant regardless. Worrying about signs of aging shouldn’t be another added source of stress for anyone right now!
A new study being published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology explores how psychological stress can age your skin.
When your skin responds poorly to psychological stress, this can increase your susceptibility to skin aging, especially if there is chronic stress (hello, all of 2020 so far!). The authors of the study add that while neuroscience has identified genomic DNA methylation patterns that could be useful in detecting skin aging, these patterns tend to vary widely from person to person.
You may be wondering how you can reverse the effects of stress on skin aging. Great question!
Researchers have examined a natural cosmetic ingredient for its effects against UV-, pollution- and psychologically-induced stressors that cause signs of skin aging. This ingredient, extracted from Tephrosia purpurea — a species of flowering plant in the pea family — has been shown to help decrease your skin’s release of cortisol (the stress hormone) and increase its production of the β-endorphin and dopamine.
The measurable effects of this ingredient’s use include improvements in skin’s antioxidant responses and a lightening of dark under-eye circles. Ultimately, it helps to improve the health of your skin even when constant stress is present in your life — and honestly, who doesn’t deal with constant stress on some level each day?
A number of skin care products contain this ingredient. A simple Google search will help you pinpoint what’s out there and which products may work for you. In the meantime, you can reduce your risk of stress-induced skin aging by reducing your stress level on a regular basis. Our team here at Artisan’s Rejuvenation Med Spa can help you find relief with relaxing self-care treatments such as HydraFacial MD®, Vitamin Drip IV Therapy, our Oxygen Bar, BioTe Hormone Replacement Therapy and more. Just give us a call at 979-704-6879 today or request a consultation online to learn more.