Stress is a fact of life. We are all born with instinctive stress responses to deal with emergency situations or threats. We developed these stress responses once upon a time to help excite our bodies to the point where we would be able to escape predators and outperform competitors. When a potentially dangerous situation arises, stress hormones are released into our bloodstream. However, today stress is chronic and ongoing and we are now living at such a pace that we activate these stress hormones all the time. The burden that this constant state of arousal can put on our bodies and brains is incredibly unhealthy and draining. This is why.
Just like nature, our skin changes with the rhythms of the seasons. It reacts to the changing humidity levels, UV rays, wind, cold and heat. It is exposed to dust, dirt and pollution on a daily basis. Your skin continuously produces sebum (oils) and sweat. The skin also constantly generates new skin cells at the lower layer (the dermis) and sends them to the surface (the epidermis). As the cells rise to the surface they gradually die and become filled with keratin. These keratinized skin cells are essential because they give our skin its protective quality. But they are constantly sloughing off to make way for younger cells. As we.