Skin & Body Connection - PureSkin Dermatology

Skin & Body Connection

You’ve heard us say it over and over – skincare is self-care. But don’t just take it from us. There is a large body of science that studies the link between mental health and our skin, called Psychodermatology.

Unlike other diseases, patients with skin diseases bear their condition for the world to see, which can have a significant social and psychological impact. Some common skin conditions that have been associated with mental health include acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, alopecia and many more Patients with acme suffer from lower self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Stress can worsen flares of psoriasis and eczema, and vice-versa worsening psoriasis or eczema can cause insomnia, anxiety, and depression.

The mind-skin connection is irrefutable. But what if we could harness the impact our skin has on our mental and physical health? As the largest organ in our body, our skin is highly innervated and can send signals to our brain, like when we get a massage or a relaxing facial. The “therapeutic touch” is a long-practiced healing technique to help heal, relax, and reduce pain. So, what if we could apply a topical to help reduce stress, improve insomnia, or promote serotonin release?

As we continue to discover the many ways our skin affects our mental and physical well-being, one thing we can count on is unwinding at the end of the day with some well-deserved time for our skincare and self-care.