“While we can’t change our genes, we can alter our lifestyle to protect the longevity of our skin, body and mind.”
Dr. Claudia Aguirre
Is your lifestyle stressing your skin?
The external factors we face every day and our lifestyle choices affect the speed of aging of both our skin and our mind. These stressors alter the skin’s normal cellular processes, contributing to cellular breakdown and eventually hindering skin health, even in biologically young skin. Recent studies show that the skin not only reacts to psychological stress triggered in the brain, but it’s also able to independently produce stress hormones in response to environmental aggressions, such as pollution. Skin cortisol overproduction is one of the elements that in the short term makes us look tired, fatigued and older, and, over time fuels inflammation and oxidation, accelerating the overall aging process.