Have you noticed that your skin reacts badly when you’re under stress? Mine does. I can sometimes point to a zit and say, “This is from that terrible traffic jam I got stuck in yesterday.” Alternately, when you’re giddy and teeming with good news, people often comment on your skin, saying you’re “glowing”. Emotions play a huge role in how our skin behaves.
Skin issues, like break outs, eczema, psoriasis, and redness, are a reaction to external AND internal processes. For instance, frequently switching out your pillowcase can go a long way in preventing break outs that are caused by the oils and bacteria built up every night. This is an external issue that’s easy to fix. The internal issues, such as your emotional wellbeing and stress levels, are trickier to address but just as important.
A recent study done by the Department of Psychology at the London Metropolitan University found that internal issues can wreak havoc on our skin. Their study uncovered that people with negative emotional patterns, like social isolation, anxiety, and depression, are more likely to have chronic skin problems, like eczema and psoriasis. This shows that one’s thought patterns and way of interpreting the world changes their skin’s ability to take care of itself. This means that your skin care routine should involve tending to your emotional health. If that means speaking with a counselor, exercising, or spending quality time with friends, do it. For you and your skin’s sake, do whatever it takes to break emotionally destructive patterns.
Another important part of your skin care routine is cleansing, treating and protecting with quality skin care products. Lucky for you, OHA fans, OHA is the only skin care line we’ve encountered that addresses emotional health as well as skin functions. Vanilla Leaf Flower Essence is featured in every product and boosts self esteem. The essential oil blends in each product are made to heal skin on contact but also balance the mind and soothe the nerves. This two-pronged approach of feeding skin directly with nutrients while also addressing emotional balance separates OHA from every other skin care line in a profound way. Enjoy your skin care ritual with OHA, knowing that you’re tending to both your external and internal wellbeing.