Valentines or Valenstress

Valentines or Valenstress

We all love a Valentine…However, not even the beautiful things in life are perfect. As Valentines approaches on February 14th, I keep reading about all these unmet 2019 resolutions, singles event, and so on. And while reminding us that our New Years’s resolutions are important, saying we have failed by month number two, is counterproductive. I think it’s too soon to make that claim! And while celebrating a day for love is fulfilling, adding stress to the equation just makes it undesirable. Believe it or not, stress affects our skin. 

So what to do during this madness? Sleep and meditate… I have found, as many others, that meditation can convert a grey day into a bright one, can pump our motivation, and can put our goals into perspective. Regarding sleep, science is studying how it affects our hormones. Back when I was growing up, pulling an all-nighter was an accomplishment, nowadays, the importance of sleep is researched more thoroughly, such that missing out on those zzz’s can affect our health. In the case of skin, it can affect our stress and sleep hormones, and consequently our mood and well-being. During a normal sleep cycle, cortisol peaks in the morning and melatonin during the evening; however, this relationship is altered with stress and lack of sleep. Skin conditions that can result from this are stress induced acne or premature aging, among others.

As you all know, love is all around us, and as the most powerful force there is, it is to be celebrated each day. For more information, please call Med Aesthetics Miami at 305-356-7402… and remember “Our Promise Is More than Beauty”.