It’s a safe bet. If I am too busy, stressed or have slept badly, then in no time I can see it in my skin. I get spots and my skin becomes more dry and dull. I suspect that there are many other people who recognise this too. Even so, the effects of emotions on the skin have long been dismissed as “nonsense”, “vague” or “unscientific”. Well, now it is no longer “unscientific”. There is enough evidence to suggest that negative emotions cause you to feel, not only figuratively speaking but also, literally bad in your skin! This is completely logical really, if you think about it, as your skin is full of nerve endings that not only detect signals from outside (cold, warm, pain), but also react to substances that are circulating around and, for example, through worry and stress, are released inside our body. What’s more, our skin is a sort of hormone factory and it’s not only stress, but also emotions such as happiness and love which have an impact on our hormone production. We can no longer deny it, skin and mind are closely related!
Itchiness and bumps through exposure to the sun can test your good mood. Many people who suffer from this think that they are allergic to the sun. However, this is often not the case; actual sun allergy ( also known as PMLE) is quite rare and the symptoms usually appear after a day (or even later) and remain for days afterwards.
Radiant skin thanks to the Exfoliant
You can find this in more of my blogs; exfoliating is a very important part of good skincare. And there is no other product that will give you such fast results! Your skin will have a fresh radiance and an even aspect. But exfoliating needs to be treated carefully, if not then your skin won’t improve at all… As I receive many questions about exfoliating and the lack of good exfoliating products, once again some further explanation together with a few example products below to help you in choosing.
Determining your skin type is not as easy as it sounds! Because are those bumps really acne or just a result of an over sensitive skin? And what actually is the difference between a “dehydrated” and a “dry” skin? You just have to google it and you become completely disheartened. If you have been able to find out what your skin type is, you then need to start searching for suitable products . But don’t worry help is on its way! Today is part 3 in the mini course “know your skin”:-) I have written previously about dry skin and sensitive skin, and now for the first time about oily skin.
Last week I was completely focused on the book that I am writing about skincare. During my ‘solitary confinement’ I was delving deep into literature searching for the latest news…
A little while ago I wrote a piece for www.beautyscene.nl about Keratosis Pilaris. If you suffer from this skin condition you get lots of small red bumps on your upper arms, face, legs or back. Although it is a harmless skin condition, it can be very frustrating. That evening dress doesn’t make you feel as attractive if your arms look like chicken skin and feel like sand paper! Luckily there is something that can be done about it…
What are milk spots? The official name for them is milia. On the contrary to what many people think, milk spots (milia) have nothing to do with spots or acne. They are commonly confused with blackheads (comedones); through which the pores of the skin are blocked by sebum and dead skin.
I regularly receive questions from blog readers about dehydrated skin. But what is it precisely?
Lately I have received many questions about sun allergies. Even yesterday a beauty journalist asked, why it is that sun allergies are more common now than a few years ago. I have my suspicions about this!
Spring is here! Jackets can stay in the cupboard, boots are swapped for shoes, and dresses can, once again, be worn without leggings or tights. Although, after a short inspection, I decided that my legs were not completely ready for summer…I suspect that many women had the same thoughts this morning, and just like me, stuck to the safe option of jeans. For white legs, unsightly veins and cellulite can pretty much ruin your enjoyment of summer! There is something that can be done about the first two, but what about cellulite? Just googling on the internet for solutions to cellulite delivers thousands of hits for remedies, equipment and ingredients with the most amazing results. It still amazes me all the promises being made. However much I would like it to work: there is a big difference between the scientific results and the promises made….