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?