Stress Reduction Strategies

Have you noticed that people are looking older these days? Could be that they’re not getting their BOTOX injections as frequently, or it could just be that they’re under a lot of stress—which shows up on the face as wrinkles, skin laxity, rosacea, inflammation and acne.

“The problem,” Dr. Zein Obagi says, “is that stress increases the production of hormones that damage collagen and elastin.” Too much stress also takes the joy out of life—so you’re more likely to frown or scowl, thereby inducing wrinkles, fine lines, and premature aging.

Take good care of yourself, get plenty of exercise, and try to get 8 hours of sleep per night. Thirty minutes before bedtime, be sure to apply skincare products with retinol—night time is the best time to repair your skin. You’ll feel better, and better about yourself, in the morning!