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The Positive Side of Stress.

The condition of stress has been placed into two categories, DISTRESS or EUSTRESS.Distress is the 'bad stuff' it is excessive and or prolonged levels of stress on the body.This stress fuels feelings of strain, anxiety and defeat, as well as depression. This is the stuff that takes us off our 'A' game, we just don't or can't perform at our best, feel overwhelmed, don't think clearly or react to situations as well. It leads to exhaustion, fatigue, burn-out, bursts of depression and has a negative impact on our health. Eustress is the 'good' stuff', the positive, beneficial kind. This is the kind that atheletes need to drive them to win, the stress we feel on a first date, musicians and actors all feel before going out onstage. This stress drives our motivation and feelings of accomplishment.              CAN SOME STRESS ACTUALLY BE GOOD FOR OUR HEALTH?                    Researchers believe that some stress can help to fortify our body's immune system by improving how your heart works helping to protect the body from infection. Those who experienced moderate levels of stress before surgery were able to recover faster than individuals who had low or high levels.                                                                        PREMATURE AGEING Stress can be the culprit for increased levels of dehydration, with skin losing volume, looks lifeless, flakey, and tight. Fine dehydration lines are particularly apparent around the eyes and give us a tired appearance. Pigmentation caused by an over-secretion of cortisone which is attracted to the melanin resulting in excess pigment and skin discolouration.                                                                                      BREAKOUTS  Stress is a direct trigger of breakouts as a result of hormonal fluctuations in the skin stimulating the sebaceous gland activity.                                                             EYE PUFFINESS  Poor sleep, water retention in the tissues and capillaries that can stretch and leak can all lead to eye puffiness as can lack of proper nutrition. Often when we are feeling stressed we reach for junk food, processed foods and excess salt intake can generate puffiness under the eyes. Lack of sleep can worsen the appearance of dark circles. If you're tired the blood circulation tends to slow down, allowing oxygenated blood to pool and become more visible under the thin skin around the eyes, giving dark circles a more purplish hue.                                                                                                  SOLUTION: Powerful cosmecuticals, key players being anti-oxidants, peptides such as olgiopeptide for pigmentation and for lines, retinol. sebum regulating ingredients, professional exfoliation.                                                                                       Dermalogicas new Stress Positive Eye Lift   is an amazing new product that you simply must try.                                                                                                                             First you exfoliate with Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant then apply Stress Positive Eye Lift   This active, cooling cream-gel masque minimises the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, increases skin luminosity, lifts the eye area and helps restore skin barrier integrity. Hyaluronic Acid blend firms skin to help generate a lifting effect.                                             Super Tip You can also apply lightly over makeup for extra luminosity or use as an inflight pick me up for tired eyes.


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