“Stress is responsible for 70-90 percent of doctor’s visits—it contributes to and can even mimic all serious diseases,” according to Dr. Cynthia Ackrill, fellow of The American Institute of Stress, and “its effects are particularly harsh on the skin, causing premature aging and advancing the symptoms of every common skin condition from sensitive skin, to eczema and psoriasis, rosacea, and chronic dry skin,” she says.
This is why the chemists at Kiehl’s set out to develop a cream formulation that specifically addressed the visible signs of internal stress that show up on your face. Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer Stress-Minimizing Daily Hydrator ($40) contains the ingredient rose gallica extract, which has been found to limit the release of stress signals and helps to minimize your skin’s inflammatory response. It also contains chamomile extract to help calm and sooth the skin and skin barrier-builders like mannanose, squalane and a unique blend of ceramides to strengthen the skin and keep it protected from aggressors.
So breathe deeply. Take time for yourself. Try these anti-aging yoga poses and treat your skin from the outside, too. You will have less stress and a more beautiful complexion.
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