True or False: Stress Causes Wrinkles



This myth is true.

The stress hormone cortisol actually degrades Collagen, which is one of the main proteins found in youthful-looking skin. Wrinkles, which are caused by lost or weakened Collagen, can begin to form during times of prolonged stress when cortisol levels are high.

There’s no avoiding stress; that’s why it’s so important to make time for relaxation, allowing the levels of stress hormones to lessen. Reach a state of inner peace by doing yoga or other exercise, taking regular walks, listening to music, talking to a good friend and/or practicing meditation.

Additionally, you can help to stimulate your skin’s production of Collagen by using a topical antioxidant product like our Vitamin C Serum.

How do you cope with everyday stress?

Author: Sara Kosmyna

I'm a freelance writer, makeup artist and brow expert with nearly ten years of professional experience in the beauty industry. Eating healthy, trying new beauty products and writing personal essays are a few of my favorite things. I can usually be found roaming the magazine aisles of bookstores or sitting at the café compulsively shopping online for shoes, books, clothes, and makeup. If I went to the gym as often as I talked about wanting to start exercising, I would have a 12-pack by now. I believe that having a good skincare regimen and expertly groomed eyebrows are two cornerstones to being naturally beautiful.