Stress causes a chemical response in your body including release of cortisol which , has been provento significantly impact neurodegradation, and degradation of skin conditions . Stress-induced cutaneous hyperinnervationhas been proven to link directly to c inflammation and cutaneous stress responsiveness. This can both lead to developing skin conditions like psoriasis or ACNE, but more importantlymake it harder to treat these.
Wound and microwound healing on the skins alsogtes affected by increased stress levels across all 3 phases : inflammation, proliferation and remodelling. Review Corticosteroids and wound healing: clinical considerations in the perioperative period.
Beyond acute stress caused by individual events, it has also been as been proven that chronic stress has strong degrading effects on the skin. It suppresses immunoprotection, increases susceptibility to infections, and exacerbates some allergic and inflammatory diseases.
By exploring the studied biochemical interactions between our stress responsonse and condition of the skins its becoming oinevatoiable that proper emotional balance , also achieved by induced by topical or/and consumable cosmetics may have an indirect impact on the health and overall quality of the skin, as well as fighting the skins aging..
As an energy-consumer, the brain is the most expensive organ we carry around with us” said Dr. Marcus Raichle, at Washington University School of Medicine in St-Louis. The brain indeed represents just 2% of a person’s total body weight, and it nonetheless accounts for 20% of the body’s total energy use , making energy requirements on the skin, particularly with age under chronic stressed conditions, highly limited, and allowing, potentially, the brain-skin connections to be negatively affected.
Today, the brain to skin is not yet demonstrated and popularised by mainstream cosmetics industry, and cosmetic effects are predominantly addressed with ingredients, both natural and synthetic, acting locally rather than potentially displaying an impact on the nervous system to activate further benefits by biochemical messages between the brain and the skin.
“Psychodermatology has been more accepted by the medical community, as more and more studies emerge, proving the strong link between the brain and the skin, aiming explain how working on your mental health can positively impact the health of your skin.
Additional trend accelerating the fast adoption of neurocosmetics skincare products is the relative ease of entry. The combination with other active ingredients, makes for a great entry point to try treating your skin condition, whilst exploring the neuroactive connections between the skin and brain.
Some consumers are still reluctant to try consumable neuroactive ingredients and reach for topical products, which offer a smooth entry into this group of components like cannabidiol.