Does Stress Cause “Sugar Face?”

Beauty bloggers and celebrity nutritionists have used the term “sugar face” to describe the many negative effects that sugar can have on your skin. However, eating cakes and cookies isn’t the only way to get a case of “sugar face.” Stress can also cause an upsurge of sugar in your bloodstream, which can show up … Continue reading

January 30, 2019 Skincare

How to Protect Your Skin from Stress

Stress can wreak havoc on your skin, since it triggers inflammation, sebum (oil) production, and many other unwanted effects. While psychological stress can lead to acne breakouts, rosacea flare-ups, and wrinkles, environmental sources of stress can also contribute to these conditions. Use these tips to protect your skin from various sources of stress to maintain … Continue reading

January 12, 2019 Skincare

Why Are Stress and Inflammation Bad for Your Skin?

Everyone feels stressed occasionally, but if you are constantly stressed out emotionally or regularly exposed to environmental stressors, it could show up on your skin. Emotional and environmental stress stimulate various inflammatory pathways throughout your body, causing a number of adverse effects on your skin. Read on to learn more about the connection between stress, … Continue reading

January 7, 2019 Uncategorized

Does Stress Cause Acne?

Have you ever noticed that as soon as you have an important event coming up, such as a job interview, a big test, or a family reunion, your skin starts to break out? Just your luck, right? Well, there is more going on here than just bad luck. When you feel stressed out, chemical changes … Continue reading

January 5, 2019 Uncategorized

What Are Occlusives?

Occlusives are a type of moisturizing agent that work by forming a protective coating on the surface of your skin. They are usually oily or waxy. Think of occlusives as “Saran Wrap” for your skin. In the same way plastic wrap forms a barrier between your food and the outside environment, occlusives prevents harmful particles … Continue reading

December 28, 2018 Eczema/Dry Skin

What Is Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL)?

Proper hydration is crucial for healthy skin. As the name suggests, transepidermal water loss (TEWL) refers to the evaporation of water through the epidermis, or outer layer, of your skin. (TEWL is pronounced “TOOL” )  When TEWL is high, your skin becomes dry, itchy, and often irritated. People with atopic dermatitis (eczema), contact dermatitis, psoriasis, … Continue reading

December 20, 2018 Eczema/Dry Skin