Psychodermatology, a form of treating skin disorders by using psychological techniques, is now heading mainstream. Dr. Amy Wechsler, a dermatologist with a dual degree in dermatology and psychiatry, even wrote a book called The Mind-Beauty Connection. She also created a niche in Manhattan’s uptown area fueled by the wellness culture. It seems consumers these days are connecting the dots between emotions and skincare. It’s as if a lightbulb has gone off, and many start to claim that if they take better care of themselves, they not only feel better but look better as well.

According to Wechsler, a person’s state of mental health can cause inflammation and a weakened barrier that affects the skin in various ways. From a lack of hydration to more serious conditions like eczema, rosacea, acne, and psoriasis, inflammation can even trigger early signs of aging.

Today’s young consumers are acknowledging the skin and stress connection, and beauty companies are heading in that direction. They are formulating products with different scents meant to shift moods and searching for products with holistic benefits to help combat daily stress. Since your skin is the largest organ in the body, it definitely reflects how you feel on the inside.

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