Falling in love can affect your skin

Love Is in the Air and on Your Skin

Love, it's not just a feeling, but a full-on science experiment! The love bug is not just infecting your heart, but also your metabolism, appetite, and brain. Who knew cupid's arrow had so much power? When you’re in love, the “happy hormones”, oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin levels increase and aid in anti-inflammatory responses, repairing the skin barrier, and improving microcirculation. All of that boosts your skin's radiance.

Here are some additional skin benefits from your happy hormones:

  1. Blushing cheeks: Love makes your heart race, which sends blood rushing to your face, giving you that charming "just-ran-a-marathon" flush.
  2. Brightness and glow: Love releases hormones like dopamine and oxytocin that make you feel on top of the world. And, as a bonus, your skin benefits too - it becomes smoother, brighter and happier!
  3. Reduced blemishes: Being in love can reduce stress levels, giving your skin a chance to relax and take a break from those pesky breakouts.


Who Needs Coffee When You’ve Got Love, Right?

What happens to the rest of your body in love? According to a study in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, people in love have higher levels of cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), which are hormones that play a crucial role in our stress response and metabolism. Cortisol, the stress hormone,  is like a superhero of the hormone world, always ready to save the day by increasing your blood pressure, sugar levels, and heart rate in times of stress. But in the world of love, cortisol takes on a different role. When love is in the air, cortisol levels rise, causing the body to be a bundle of nerves, just like a teenager going on their first date.

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is the energy booster of the hormone world, ready to jump in and help you feel less stressed and more motivated. When love strikes, DHEA levels rise, giving you the energy to conquer the world and the courage to face the day. Who needs coffee when you have DHEA and love?

Cortisol and DHEA are the dynamic duo of the hormone world, playing a crucial role in our stress response and metabolism. When love is in the air, these hormones are affected, causing us to feel more energetic and less stressed. 


The Great Love Debate: Is Cupid Just Playing Tricks on Your Mind?

If you thought love was just a figment of your imagination, then think again. Love is scientifically proven to change the way our bodies use energy, helping us stay alert and motivated throughout the day. Love also has the power to change the way we eat. A study in the journal Appetite found that people in love tend to eat less and drink fewer calories. Love, it seems, is the secret to a healthier diet. So, for all you foodies out there, it's time to put down the fork and pick up a lover.

But wait, there's more! Love can also impact the way we think and act. 

A study published in Psychological Science found that people who were shown pictures of their significant others while undergoing a fMRI machine had increased activity in parts of their brains associated with affection, reward, and motivation. 

As Valentine's Day approaches, let's celebrate the power of love. It's more than just a feeling - it's a science experiment that transforms us in many ways, including our skin. Love may not cure inflammatory skin conditions but a happy mindset and less stress makes it easier to manage inflammatory skin conditions and their flare-ups. So, whether you're single or taken, embrace love and all the positive benefits it brings. 


Staying In Love…With Your Skin

Being in love is a wild ride for your skin, but with all the benefits, who wouldn't want to join the fun? With completely customized iuno skincare protocol, you can keep your skin glowing, even after the love high has worn off!


Tips for Maintaining Your Lovable Skin

A consistent skincare routine  can help to support the 28 day skin cell turnover process and promote the health and appearance of your skin. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Cleanse: Cleansing removes dirt, oil, and makeup from the surface of the skin, which can help to support the natural skin cell turnover process.
  • Exfoliate: Exfoliating removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, which can make way for new, healthy skin cells to emerge. Just be sure to use a gentle exfoliator and not to exfoliate too frequently, as over-exfoliating can cause irritation and damage to the skin.
  • Use products with active ingredients: Products that are formulated with active ingredients, such as antioxidants and vitamins, can help to nourish and support the skin during the cell turnover process.
  • Moisturize: Moisturizing helps to retain moisture in the skin and protect it from dryness, which can support healthy skin cell growth.
  • Protect your skin: Using products like sunscreen can help to protect your skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation, which can interfere with the skin cell turnover process.

Leveraging the science of proteomics, iuno is able to analyze your unique protein patterns to identify and treat a host of skin concerns to bring out your “in love” radiance. The protein profile of your skin includes information on hormones, collagen, enzymes, and myriad other factors that affect skin health. With this deep analysis, we’re able to remedy several visible skin concerns, including sensitive skin, dullness and skin discoloration, while also offering preventive treatment for conditions that have yet to surface.

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