Stress can wreak havoc on your complexion, leaving it looking less than perfect - and though the holidays have come and gone, the effects of the season could be showing on your skin. In times of stress, the body ramps up its production of cortisol, a naturally occurring hormone that elevates blood sugar, triggers inflammation and breaks down collagen (Prevention). The result: a dull, uneven and downright tired looking complexion.
Here are three signs your skin is stressed out - and our tips for getting back your glow.
DRYNESS AND DEHYDRATION
A season of champagne toasts and espresso shots can leave your skin begging for moisture. Alcohol and caffeine prevent the body from retaining water, causing skin to become dehydrated and take on a crepey texture and less than luminous tone. Bring dull, dry skin back to life with our Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum. This Vogue favorite is formulated with hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate the skin and strawberry to gently remove impurities, revealing a radiant and brighter looking complexion.
According to ELLE Canada, “accelerated aging is one of the easiest ways to tell if you have stressed out skin.” As we age, our bodies’ natural ability to produce collagen and elastin declines - and when we’re stressed, cortisol accelerates the aging process by breaking down these strengthening proteins. Lacking a solid foundation, our skin loses its ability to bounce back quickly and fine lines and wrinkles begin to set in. Combat the visible signs of aging with our Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer - a Dita Von Teese favorite. Coconut, shea butter and grape seed oil combine with green apple stem cell technology for skin that appears firmer, tighter and more lifted.
PUFFY, TIRED EYES
Has lack of sleep left your eyes looking less than bright? With too little shuteye, the lymph system can become sluggish, causing excess fluid to pool in the delicate skin beneath our eyelids (StyleCaster). Wake up tired eyes with our Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye Cream. In minutes, this Advanced Instant Lift fX eye treatment de-puffs the eye area, smooths wrinkles and minimizes the appearance of dark under-eye circles.
Which Éminence products are helping your skin recover from the holidays? Tell us in the comments below!
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