Skin Care and Mental Health

Recently I noticed many of my clients were going through life changing circumstances such as divorce, losses and the like. Questions about their appearance and weight resulted from these circumstances, but most importantly, they had a direct impact on how they saw themselves.

Yes, mental health matters… and it matters both ways: how we see ourselves and how we tolerate and react to the treatments. For example, a young client, who came with her mother for laser, started screaming when she saw the machine angled towards her as a result of anxiety. Furthermore, mental health affects how we take care of ourselves in terms of food and exercise, and these have a direct impact on our skin. In other words, unhealthy eating habits where we fail to take our essential fatty acids, vitamins A / C / E, choline and others combined with lack of sleep, will not allow our cells to perform its functions to the best of their abilities, and therefore affect our skin.

As I mentioned in my previous blog, there are many legs to a stool. Taking into account the different legs will make a sturdier stool. Next time you look in the mirror, don’t just think about the treatment you just had, but instead think about those other variables within your control that affect your skin, and that when paying attention to them will maximize the results you get from the treatments.

By Rosanna Bermejo, MBA RN. For more information, please call Med Aesthetics Miami at 305-356-7402 or email us at info@medaestheticsmiami.com.

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