Our body is adapted to regenerate itself, just as the mind can cope with various problems. Stress is a factor that influences both of these aspects. An inseparable element of our life. Contrary to popular belief, eliminating stress entirely from your daily routine would not be very beneficial. In a moderate amount, stress motivates us to act, it is one of the stimuli leading to development.
Stress and skin problems
The effects of stress on the skin can manifest themselves in different ways. As the primary organ of the immune system, the skin absorbs stress, which can be disruptive to us. One of the first stress reactions visible on the skin is erythema. When dealing with chronic stress, the skin's reaction to stress can be more burdensome - from itching and burning, to dryness, seborrhea and acne lesions. Other symptoms of "stressed skin" can include an uneven skin surface and a sallow skin.
Stressors generate an almost immediate response from the body. The stimulation of the sympathetic system and the axis going from the hypothalamus to the pituitary gland to the adrenal gland increases the level of adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol. The situation forces our body to react - it must adapt to it. The demand for oxygen increases. Hypoxia causes the skin to receive nutrients and, what is worse, its cells cannot remove the effects of metabolism.
Chronic stress can worsen our skin's regenerative capacity. Under stress, the telomeres shorten - the stretches of DNA that stabilize and protect the cells during cell division.
H2 How does cortisol affect the skin?
The main stress hormone is cortisol. Its task is to limit the negative effects of the adrenaline rush. Cortisol overload that persists for too long leads to a significant deterioration in the quality of our skin. The aggravation of wrinkles is associated with a loss of skin elasticity, and these are just two examples of the consequences of chronic stress.
Cortisol wreaks havoc on our skin's basic building blocks - it damages collagen and other proteins. By its anti-inflammatory effects, cortisol worsens the effectiveness of the immune system. It is easier then to get infections and mechanical injuries. The weakening of the barrier of our skin carries the risk of harmful bacteria entering the body.
Under the influence of cortisol, the sebaceous glands are activated. This can lead to an overproduction of sebum and, as a result, to the intensification of problems such as acne.
A rash, irritation, and sudden inflammation, especially when you are not prone to this type of symptom, may indicate too much stress. It is estimated that about 25% of the skin problems we deal with have their causes in the psyche.
We do not have a cream to reduce the stress in our daily life, but we do have cosmetics to alleviate some symptoms. For this purpose, we recommend connecting two lines - City and Rossatore. How? We hurry with good advice:
- Rossatore cream blur effect
Day cream from a line to strengthen the capillaries. Its task is to strengthen the blood vessels. When redness appears in a stressful situation, the skin will deal with it faster when it is prepared for it.
- City night cream
For the night we recommend something reliable - City night combines a protective effect, like the entire City line, with nourishing and anti-aging, without the risk of irritation. Support for stressed skin.
- City essence
An excellent complement is the mist, composed of 96% of the active ingredient the entire line is based on. It works well both under the cream, strengthening its effectiveness, and during the day, as additional nutrition, hydration and protection.
- Rossatore peel home + Rossatore mask home
The skin repays when we care about it, and a home spa is a good evening idea. The combination of enzyme peeling and mask is an opportunity for you and your skin to relax.
If you are not sure which care will be the most appropriate for you, please ask us! We will be pleased to help you choose the right preparations individually!
Have you ever noticed that in a stressful time of your life, you are more prone to infections and unusual symptoms?