Saying to someone ‘You look really stressed’ isn’t a compliment, in fact I’m pretty sure it’s code for you look like shit. See also: ‘You look tired,’ ‘ are you feeling ok?’ and ‘is something wrong?’
Stress changes the way we look. Not only is stress known to be one of the biggest overall aging factors, but it also alters benchmarks in the skin that signal to people that we’re not doing well. Kiehl’s has pinpointed these traits – inflammation, redness, dryness, and uneven texture as the telltale signs that your skin is poorly responding to stress which they refer to as ‘features of aging.’ They developed their new Skin Rescuer Stress-Minimizing Daily Hydrator ($40) specifically to target these features and to block them from damaging your skin long term. It also brings down inflammation while neuropeptides limit stress in the skin while building up better resistance to future damage.
If you’re super stressed and not looking quite like yourself lately, check out their short vid HERE which really breaks down the science how it can help your skin look calm and healthy.