"Managing your stress response at all ages is important to your overall health, and your skin health is no exception. Stress leads to an increase in the primary stress hormone, cortisol, which not only breaks down collagen in the skin, but prevents it from regenerating. It's a double strike" says Keira Barr, Dr. everything to further slow down the renewal process.]
"Stress comes in many forms, from physiological to emotional, from environmental influences, blood sugar instability, hormonal imbalances, or the feeling of fear and overwhelm," says Barr. Exercise, breathing work, meditation and journaling can help.