Many of us carry a lot of stress in our facial muscles whether that manifests as a clenched jaw or a furrowed brow. This tension can lead to headaches, increased skin congestion and wrinkles.
Stress also cause our sympathetic nervous system to release the hormones cortisol and adrenaline. Cortisol causes increased oil production in your skin glands, which can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts.
Stress additionally impacts our immune systems, causing our skin to be more reactive and sensitive, thus triggering conditions such as rashes, hives, and redness.
Finally stress can cause inflammation through the gut-skin connection. Stress impacts the balance of bacteria in your gut, which leads to a release of inflammation. Internal inflammation can manifest externally as acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea flare-ups.
LINNÉ products are rich in calming, anxiety-releasing aromatics to help us de-stress. Beyond a nourishing skin routine we believe activities such as art-making, exercise, journaling and other expressive endeavors are an important part of a holistic skincare routine.