Sending out an S.O.S.
A few weeks ago, I took two cross-country flights in two days. Not only does my skin get seriously dehydrated from flying, it was stressed-out by a total climate change. Now, go ahead and add those two things to also having the kind of situational stress that makes you nervous and sick to your stomach. Yep, that was pretty much me for 48 hours. Speaking on live TV, for the first time ever, three times in two days—I’d say I was stressed. Wouldn’t you? When I was young, I was the one kid in school that was suddenly “sick” on oral book report day.
The day before I left, the latest from Kiehl’s arrived, the Skin Rescuer, and something intuitively told me to pack it—because I was going to have skin that needed rescuing. I was so right.
Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer
According to Cynthia Ackrill, MD and Fellow of The American Institute of Stress:
“Stress is responsible for 70-90% of doctors’ visits—it contributes to, and can even mimic all serious diseases. 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.”
So it turns out, it’s not just in our imaginations running wild, stress definitely affects the skin in negative ways. So no wonder why the eczema I have on my eyelid (I KNOW, my poor EYELID), flares up whenever I’m stressed about something. Skin Rescuer is a triple action formula to help break the skin’s stress cycle. At least now there’s something for the rest of my face! This new product helps address the visible signs of internal stress that shows up on the skin. [Read more…]