The Center for Cosmetic Enhancement on the effects of stress on the skin

Center for Cosmetic Enhancement
The following content is sponsored by the Center for Cosmetic Enhancement. Pictured is Dr. Dina BenDavid. – Photo courtesy Dr. Dina BenDavid

“When we are stressed, our brains send a signal to our nervous system to go into a “fight or flight” mode. This releases hormones and chemicals into our bloodstream that affect the way our skin functions and heals. As a result, it causes accelerated aging, adult acne, irritation, dullness and dehydration. Aside from using a prescribed skin care regimen, you can minimize these adverse impacts by getting 7-8 hours of sleep at night, eating a nutrient-rich diet low in refined sugars, and consuming at least eight glasses of water a day.  How we take care of ourselves on the inside truly shows on the outside!” – Dr. Dina BenDavid, Center for Cosmetic Enhancement, Edgartown.