When you’re tired and stressed out your skin care regime is likely to be the last thing on your mind and you’ll be less inclined to concentrate on your general health so you’ll probably indulge in some of your favourite foods and more alcohol than usual. This alone can leave your skin dehydrated which means blemishes and possibly breakouts – not to mention making fine lines and wrinkles more defined.
Stress also weakens your blood vessels because it increases the production of cortisol. Weakened blood vessels then hinder cell renewal which will essentially cause your skin to age far more quickly. When you’re stressed out the last thing you want to see is the onset of ageing as this will only make you feel worse.
When you’re stressed it’s really important to dedicate some time to relaxation to try and calm your body and mind. A long soak in the bath with Dermalogica’s Hydro-Active Mineral Salts is the perfect way to unwind and treat your skin at the same time.