August 12, 2016
“Healthy mind, healthy body” is a truism. But what if we could understand how your mental state affects skin health, and do something about it?
That’s the premise underlying a promising new area of cosmetics.
One idea is to block the production of the stress hormone cortisol, which is connected to inflammation. Wild indigo seeds have long been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat skin conditions, and now cosmetic companies are looking into its possibilities.
Another approach is to target the aging of neurons, and how they affect the skin:
The active increases the production of neuroprotector sAPPα by 87%, protects neurons from neurodegeneration, re-establishes a healthy communication between nerves and fibroblasts. Tested in vivo on deep wrinkles, they are diminished and skin texture is smoother. Collagen and elastin synthesis are reactivated.
We all intuitively know that mental and emotional stress can have long-term effects on the body. A sensible approach is not to eliminate it, but to manage it better.
By doing so, we can help ensure skin stays healthy and youthful for longer.
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