Every day we are faced with challenges, and it is our decision on how we want to tackle those obstacles. Stress is a normal part in almost everyone’s daily life – and affects more than just your mental wellbeing. It affects your physical body and even your skin.
Think about it: how often do you get stressed, to the point where you tense up and feel physical aches and pains? It happens more often than you may think. Research shows that skin’s collagen and elastin can be broken down over time because of the high amounts of cortisol, the stress hormone. Stress can also lead to spikes in inflammation, rashes, acne, and wrinkles forming.
Take time to reflect and think about what causes you this stress in the first place. Is it work? Is it family? Is it a global pandemic? Focus on things that are in your control and what you can do to change them to decrease stress. Some cannot be changed and must be dealt with in the most healthy, positive way possible. There are ways to do this, in small achievable steps.
Read our blog on ‘6 Tips for Self Care’ and also our blog titled, ‘Still at Home? Here are 4 ways to treat yourself!’ These will help you to realize the importance of taking time for YOU and reflecting on what is most important: your health and happiness.
In addition, there are products made to help combat the affects that stress brings to your skin. This is great news! It helps decrease wrinkles and fine lines – both of which come with natural aging but arrive quicker if there is stress or pressure on the body. Genovo’s Deep Hydrating Cream is a facial cream that helps to penetrate deep below the layer of skin to bring hydration and moisture to the areas that need it most. It’s made with eggshell membrane (talked about in our last blog post titled: ‘Eggshell Membrane – what is it and why is it so powerful?’). It has ingredients proven to soften deep wrinkles and contains incredible health benefits that include vitamins and antioxidants that your facial skin needs most.
Genovo’s Eye Boost Serum is also a great addition to your skincare routine – it helps moisturize fine lines around your eyes and heal deep-set wrinkles. Your skin will crave this clean feel and beautiful look. The anti-aging properties assist in not only skin health now, but by preventing additional skin damage.
All in all, stress is a more complex problem than you may think. It affects more than just your mental state – it affects your physical body and your facial skin’s deep lines. Take time for yourself, reflect on what is important, and use Genovo products that help combat physical signs of aging.