What is Psychodermatology?

What is Psychodermatology?
What is Psychodermatology?
What is Psychodermatology?
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Put simply, psychodermatology is a science that addresses the connection between mind + skin.

 

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You know that feeling when you feel fresh and rejuvenated on holiday? When you have some time out from life and obligations and you feel nothing but rested and at-ease? Ever noticed how your skin looks a little livelier? It’s calmer, clearer, more invigorated. Upon your return home your friends and colleagues feel compelled to tell you how well you look. This is the mind + skin connection in action.

 

The science behind psychodermatology

 

 

Psychodermatology, a rapidly evolving discipline in psychosomatic medicine, shows that our mind and skin are inextricably linked.

When the mind experiences stress it puts into motion an inflammation cascade that can have lasting implications for our health but also for the appearance and function of our skin.

This is why when we distance ourselves from stressful situations and invest time in strengthening our state of mind, our skin responds positively.

Similarly, how our skin looks and behaves can impact how we feel. It’s a perpetual loop and traditional skincare can only do so much. 

Addressing the skin + mind connection with our new skincare range

 

 

As a pioneer in the field of aromatherapy, and with wellness at the heart of our brand, we are uniquely qualified to respond to both our mental state (and so influence the signals sent from the brain to the skin), and the skin itself, restoring balance between the two. 

 

We have created a new facial skincare range that is powered by BioActive, our unique skincare complex.

 

We created our BioActive complex to help address the negative impact personal & environmental stressors have on the skin.

 

Our BioActive complex harnesses the power of Essential Oils, Botanical Actives and Skin Stress Relief Technology, working together to bring your mind + skin back into balance.

 

You can learn more about our BioActive complex in this article.

 

Amy: Global Trade Marketing Executive

Skin Type: Normal – Dry

Prep

Skin prep is key for me to achieve that summer body glow all year around. I like to begin by sweeping away dead skin cells with the Revive Body Brush before bathing. I find this helps with firming and toning my skin, so I love to do this ahead of a special event and particularly pre-tan! I then take my De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil and apply a capful to my torso, shoulders and lower back before getting into my bath… I love the De-stress Mind blend as the sweet, yet herbal scent transports me to a state of calm before truly being able to unwind in the bath.

Routine

For me, bath time is the opportunity to take my ‘everything shower’ to the next level. I typically indulge in a bath for some down time ahead of a fun-filled weekend and to feel rejuvenated after a week of work. I apply the Revive Energising Exfoliator onto wet skin and massage this in for 2-4 minutes focusing on stubborn areas such as elbows, knees and shins.

Post Bathing Ritual

After soaking up the warm aromas of my bath I dry myself off with a towel and then get ready to apply the Revive
Body Oil
. My top tip is to ensure you apply body oil onto damp skin for ultimate hydration; I find this is crucial for locking in moisture and achieving a natural glow.

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Freya: Global Brand Marketing Executive

Skin type: Combination

PREP

I typically opt for a bath over a shower when my skin is feeling particularly sensitive, or if I have some extra get-ready time in the morning. I begin my bath time ritual by creating a spa atmosphere with the Atomiser Connect. For me, it is key to ensure my set-up is a sanctuary, this really helps me to start my day off right. My top tip is to infuse your Atomiser with the Essential Oil Blend you gravitate towards, this way you can tailor your routine to meet your specific needs in that moment. Currently I keep diffusing the Revive Pure Essential Oil Blend as I love that the citrusy aroma leaves me feeling uplifted. Whilst I run my bath, I massage the Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil into skin, which helps to improve circulation.

Routine

I like to begin my bath time by gently exfoliating my skin with the Rose Triple Exfoliator to even texture and remove dead skin cells. If you are looking for radiant skin, an exfoliant is a must have! My favourite thing about this exfoliant is that it does not leave my skin feeling stripped after use, which I have found with many I have tried in the past, but instead leaves my skin feeling nourished and soft with no irritation. I then apply the Rose Pink Clay Mask to my scalp and face to delicately remove oil build up and to rejuvenate both skin and hair.

Post Bathing Ritual

My post bath routine consists of locking in all moisture with a lightweight layer of the Revive Body Gel. As someone who is always on the go, this is a staple in my routine due to the fast absorbing, non-greasy texture of this product. In drier areas I love layering this with the Inner Strength Body Oil, due to its sweet yet spicy scent and skin nourishing properties.

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