There’s a distinct emotional tug-of-war involved when you’re plunking down a chunk-of-change for that anti-aging in-office treatment or at-home skincare regime. On the one-hand, the results are fantastic—a reductions in fine lines and wrinkles, improved hydration, and the taut pore-less visage of a babies cheek—one the other hand, beauty ain’t cheap. Imagine then, the added insult when the karmic rules of the universe stick it to you—and just like that—your favorite beauty product stops working.
The body is a wondrous thing, is it not? From the intricate workings of your innards to the magnificent mechanics of your outers, the human body is rife with bells, whistles, and countless charms. And yet, it’s not all unicorns and rainbows. How can it be, when stress and its corresponding hormone cortisol are lying in wait for the least little stressor to occur, at which point it infiltrates, wreaking havoc on your skin and hair. It’s all downright stressful. And thus the cycle repeats itself.
You cry over greeting cards, beautiful sunsets, even a heart-stopping sip of grenache. We get it, you’re sensitive. But just because you’re feeling all the feels, doesn’t mean your skin is too. The truth is—the skin you’ve been calling “sensitive” all these years, may not be that at all.