Thursday, May 20, 2010
Recently, The Today Show published an article by Prevention magazine that sorts through the various myths and truths regarding skin care.
· Genetics does not determine the way your skin ages - Recent studies found that your lifestyle has a greater impact than DNA when it comes to facial aging.
· High levels of stress can age your skin - Based on your stress level your skin can look much older than it really is. Constant anxiety increases the stress hormone, cortisol, which can cause an inflammation that breaks down collagen. In addition, increased levels of cortisol can also be blamed for acne and facial redness.
· The most important time to wash your face is right before you go to bed - As dirt, bacteria and makeup left on overnight can irritate skin, clog pores and trigger breakouts. With age, hormones decline and skin becomes flakey and dry; in your 40’s you should only wash your face once a day.
Looking younger is not as easy as drinking a glass of water. It is important that different aspects of your life are balanced such as lifestyle, stress, and diet. The bioidentical hormone doctors at BodyLogicMD are experts in stress reduction, nutrition, fitness and balancing hormones naturally with bioidentical hormone therapy. If you’ve tried creams, gels and face masks, and nothing seems to be helping, this is a good time to visit your local bioidentical hormones expert, to see if an underlying hormonal imbalance may be affecting your skin.