How Does a Relationship Affect Your Skin?
Social contact and supportive relationships are essential for good health and well-being. Being in love, especially, can impact your skin in ways you may not have really thought about before!
When relationships are brand new, you may be all over each other: hugging, kissing, cuddling. These are all good things, as physical touch releases serotonin, the happy hormone, as well as oxytocin, which helps to ease stress and improve your mood. These hormones also impact your skin by giving off a radiant, natural glow, which people tend to refer to as a “Love Glow.”
As wonderful as the love glow is, incorporating your partner into your life may change your daily routine— your eating habits, sleeping habits, and hormone levels can all change for the better or worse. Fun activities may include dining out or drinking more, which may also impact your sleeping patterns. Make sure to drink plenty of water as your drink since alcohol dehydrates the body, and try to stick to a diet full of healthy nutrients and meats, as fried, processed foods and sugar can cause skin to become inflamed and not receive the nutrients it needs to look its best. Keep yourself accountable and plan activities, like a hike or run along the beach, for you and your partner to do together.
And with all the fun you’re having, you may forget to take off your makeup or use a different skincare product. What’s important is being consistent with your skincare routine. Keep a travel-size regimen with you to make sure your love glow doesn’t interfere with your Lancer Glow.
Being in a relationship should be a beneficial experience—you better each other’s lives by bringing out the best in each other—and that goes for your skin, too! Maintain your skincare routine as best as you can, and enjoy all the benefits a healthy, happy relationship can give you.
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