The Positive Effects of “Love” On Your Skin

by Richard Maloney

The Positive Effects of “Love” On Your Skin

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Is there a love in your life? If so, here is one more reason to celebrate this great relationship in February – love does wonders for your skin! When you are in love, it truly does impact you inside and out. You smile more, you have more energy, and people probably compliment you on your glowing appearance. In fact, a loving relationship can actually help you look younger.  How does this happen? Let’s take a look.

Hormones, Chemicals, and Love

Love triggers dopamine, which is the brain’s pleasure chemical. In addition to making you feel good, dopamine is also involved in healthy skin functioning. It increases microcirculation in your cells, which helps to give you that “in love” glow. And the good news is that the positive effects of dopamine aren’t just reserved for new love. It may take a little more effort if you’ve been with your partner a long time, but you can still feel the positive effects of dopamine, even in long-term relationships

Another way that love positively impacts your skin is with the hormone oxycontin. Oxycontin is sometimes considered the “attachment hormone” and surges of it can help you form bonds with loved ones. However, it may also help reduce the impact of inflammatory factors that can negatively affect your skin. Plus, oxycontin lowers the production of cortisol – a stress hormone that damages your skin. 

Love and Stress

Cortisol causes inflammation, which can lead to the breakdown of collagen in your skin. It can also decrease your skin’s natural ability to lubricate itself, causing dryness, irritation, and wrinkles. Now, love may not be able to fight every battle with stress and other skin-irritating environmental factors. But when love is in the air, it can provide an extra boost of glow to your skin.

And for all those other times when you aren’t feeling quite so “lovey”, make sure to keep using high-quality skincare products like Signature Skin’s Revitalizing Facial Cleanser and Revitalizing Moisturizer. Use them twice daily to give your skin the moisture and protection it needs and to maintain a radiant, healthy glow all year long.

So, as the season of love comes around, celebrate it in grand fashion. Enjoy a fine dinner, a romantic date, light some candles, or do whatever it is that reminds you just how in love you are. Not only will it bring pleasure and joy to your mate, it will also give your skin the beautiful, healthy glow that only love can provide!