It’s common knowledge that stress isn’t good for your body. However, did you know that stress can directly affect the appearance and health of your skin? A recent study has established a connection between your skin as a “stress perceiver” and as a recipient of stress responses. What you’re feeling may show on your face – in more ways than one!
A Little About Your Skin
The skin is the body’s largest organ. It is the barrier between the body and the environment, protecting you from injury and infection. Stress can impede the function of your immune system in all organs, including your skin. When you’re stressed, your adrenal gland will secrete hormones including adrenaline (also known as epinephrine) as well as cortisol. These hormones are to help your body prepare for a “fight or flight” scenario, elevating the heart rate, increasing blood pressure, opening airways in the lungs, and narrowing blood vessels in the skin and intestine to increase blood flow to major muscle groups. However, consistently elevated levels of these hormones in response to ongoing tension and anxiety mean that your immune system may be faltering. This can mean that your skin is failing to repair tissues, leaving it more vulnerable to infection, and leading to decreased collagen and elastin production. In addition, stress may disrupt your menstrual cycle and result in hormonal acne, so it’s an all-around-bad deal for your skin.
We can’t always eliminate every source of stress in our lives (hello, Covid-19!) So, what can you do to help your skin retain its health during times of strain, tension, or trauma? Azure Med Spa offers two exceptional skincare lines that can help.
The Neocutis product line is a result of years of wound healing research studies performed in Lausanne, Switzerland. Focused on anti-aging and post-procedure skin care, these premium products employ patented processed skin proteins and peptides that help nourish and rejuvenate skin. Neocutis products support natural healing by stimulating the processes that regenerate and restore the key building blocks of skin structure: collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.
Collagen provides the framework that keeps skin plump and youthful, preventing wrinkles. Elastin promotes skin firmness, elasticity, and resilience to help prevent sagging. Hyaluronic acid holds moisture to keep skin plump, soft, and hydrated. The combination of stress, aging, genetics, and lifestyle cause the protein building blocks of skin to break down. By supplying all three of these critical elements, Neocutis products provides comprehensive support to your skin.
Is Clinical has built their reputation on scientific research and clinical studies with fast and effective results. iS Clinical’s anti-aging treatments help to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles and leave your skin softer, smoother, and younger-looking. If you suffer with acne-prone skin, iS Clinical’s products have proven to be effective in helping clear and heal the skin while combating the effects of aging, stress, and environmental damage. Their patented combination of ingredients can smooth your skin and keep it hydrated.
iS Clinical’s Super Serum Advance+ is a scientifically advanced, clinically proven formula that, for the first time, combines a 15% concentration of our next generation L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) with a bioidentical Copper Tripeptide Growth Factor. Super Serum Advance+ also contains powerful botanical antioxidants and safe skin brighteners.
• Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Helps improve the look of hypertrophic (raised) scar tissue and fine stretch marks
• Safely brightens and helps visibly diminish uneven skin tone
• Provides support against environmental aggressors
• Provides extremely powerful antioxidant protection
You can purchase these items on our website or call us directly at 972-294-6992. We offer curbside pickup for your safety and peace of mind.