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How to Care for Your Skin During the Holidays

[Written by Erin Stapleton]

 

 

The Holidays are back and more stressful than ever. As stress levels begin to rise our bodies begin to work in overdrive to respond to these mental, physical, and emotional pressures. We know that internal stress can often have a negative impact on our bodies:  

  • Insomnia  
  • Weakened immune system  
  • Headaches  

 

 

While we feel these negative effects in our bodies, we also see damaging effects to our skin. Skin mast cells are activated by stress and have been associated with aggravating skin conditions such as...  

  • Acne 
  • Psoriasis 
  • Atopic dermatitis 
  • Skin aging

When we feel stressed, our bodies begin to increase the production of cortisol, in other words oil production. With this increase we begin to see the protective layer of our skin weaker than before leading to breakouts, moisture loss, and collagen and elasticity breakdown.  

Often, we forget that external factors can cause stress on our skin, as well. A major contributor to external skin stress would be the overexposure to UV light. When your unprotected skin is exposed to UV light several changes occur in the skin which can lead toinflammation, oxidative stress, skin aging, and potentially the development of cancer. 

 

 

Here are a few tips that we find helpful to reduce stress on the skin: 

  • Take a break from your computer—blue light emitted from your digital devices can damage your skin
  • Apply sun care products regularly—especially those with antioxidant ingredients 
  • Drink plenty of water 
  • Avoid overexposure to the sun 

My Day Screen has products that will bring back moisture to the skin, while protecting from harmful light rays. Each product is packed with antioxidant-rich ingredients that sooth your skin, keeping you hydrated and shielded from blue light and UV rays.  

Taking care of your body and skin is so important in making YOU feel yourself. When the holiday stress is taking over, it is time to take a moment and pamper yourself. My Day Screen is here to help you every day and committed to keeping your skin hydrated and glowing. 

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