The condition of stress has been placed into two categories, DISTRESS or EUSTRESS.Distress is the 'bad stuff' it is excessive and or prolonged levels of stress on the body.This stress fuels feelings of strain, anxiety and defeat, as well as depression. This is the stuff that takes us off our 'A' game, we just don't or can't perform at our best, feel overwhelmed, don't think clearly or react to situations as well. It leads to exhaustion, fatigue, burn-out, bursts of depression and has a negative impact on our health. Eustress is the 'good' stuff', the positive, beneficial kind. This is the kind that atheletes need to drive them to win, the stress we feel on a first date, musicians and actors all feel before going out onstage. This stress drives our motivation and feelings of accomplishment. CAN SOME STRESS ACTUALLY BE GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH? Researchers believe that some stress can help to fortify our body's immune system by improving how your heart works helping to protect the body from infection. Those who experienced moderate levels of stress before surgery were able to recover faster than individuals who had low or high levels. PREMATURE AGEING Stress can be the culprit for increased levels of dehydration, with skin losing volume, looks lifeless, flakey, and tight. Fine dehydration lines are particularly apparent around the eyes and give us a tired appearance. Pigmentation caused by an over-secretion of cortisone which is attracted to the melanin resulting in excess pigment and skin discolouration. BREAKOUTS Stress is a direct trigger of breakouts as a result of hormonal fluctuations in the skin stimulating the sebaceous gland activity. EYE PUFFINESS Poor sleep, water retention in the tissues and capillaries that can stretch and leak can all lead to eye puffiness as can lack of proper nutrition. Often when we are feeling stressed we reach for junk food, processed foods and excess salt intake can generate puffiness under the eyes. Lack of sleep can worsen the appearance of dark circles. If you're tired the blood circulation tends to slow down, allowing oxygenated blood to pool and become more visible under the thin skin around the eyes, giving dark circles a more purplish hue. SOLUTION: Powerful cosmecuticals, key players being anti-oxidants, peptides such as olgiopeptide for pigmentation and for lines, retinol. sebum regulating ingredients, professional exfoliation. Dermalogicas new Stress Positive Eye Lift is an amazing new product that you simply must try. First you exfoliate with Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant then apply Stress Positive Eye Lift This active, cooling cream-gel masque minimises the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, increases skin luminosity, lifts the eye area and helps restore skin barrier integrity. Hyaluronic Acid blend firms skin to help generate a lifting effect. Super Tip You can also apply lightly over makeup for extra luminosity or use as an inflight pick me up for tired eyes.
The Positive Side of Stress.
Posted on July 03 2017
Posted on January 22 2021
Neck Skin & Ageing
No matter how healthy your face looks, your neckline can tell a different story. That’s because neck skin is thin, delicate, and more vulnerable to sun damage, photosensitisation from fragrances, and the wrinkle-deepening motion of looking down at your devices. Unlike skin on the face, neck skin has less collagen. It’s also “stretchier” than skin on your cheeks and loses strength and flexibility with age – kind of like a rubber band. All these factors increase the appearance of neck sagging, lines, creases, uneven skin tone and texture
Posted on January 05 2021
Posted on September 11 2020
What's the right way to exfoliate?
Fact: there *is* a right way to exfoliate. Here’s everything you need to know.
- Incorporating regular exfoliation into your skin care routine is key in maintaining luminous, healthy-looking skin.
- It’s important to hydrate immediately after exfoliating for best results.
If you’re reading this, you probably already know that regular exfoliation helps to reveal brighter, fresher-looking skin. That’s because exfoliating speeds up the skin’s natural exfoliation process. But did you know that, done right, exfoliation can also help all your other skin care products work their best? It’s true: if you don’t remove dulling, dead skin cells via exfoliation, they can form a barrier that prevents the active ingredients in your skin care products from properly penetrating the skin. Here’s how to fit regular exfoliation into your skin care regimen for luminous, healthy-looking skin:
1. double cleanse - Proper exfoliation starts with clean skin – and that means the Dermalogica Double Cleanse, starting with PreCleanse and finishing with your prescribed Dermalogica cleanser. This two-step routine is the best way to remove make-up residue, excess oil, and other impurities so that your exfoliant can do its job.
2. exfoliate - Chemical vs. physical, daily vs. weekly: the first step is finding the right exfoliant for your skin. To avoid over-exfoliating, choose one that works with your skin condition.
3. hydrate - Exfoliation removes dulling, dead skin cells that prevent skin care products from penetrating properly – which means that the best time to hydrate is immediately after you exfoliate. If you’re looking for extra hydration, try Hydro Masque Exfoliant: its dual-action formula delivers an intense hydration boost while you exfoliate.
4. apply targeted treatments - Now that skin is properly hydrated and primed for product absorption, it’s time to apply your targeted treatments
Posted on February 07 2020