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Mindfulness: how it could help your skin

Mindfulness might be an effective tool in the battle against stress and anxiety but did you know it could also help your skin? Heather Stephen explains.  We spend half our life haring around doing a dozen different things at once but it can have disastrous effects on our skin. Studies have shown that the hormones we release when we’re anxious like cortisol and adrenalin can cause inflammation and aggravate conditions like psoriasis, acne, dermatitis and even alopecia (hair loss). And there is evidence stress even gives us wrinkles because of the destructive effect cortisol has on collagen. So what should we do to relax our…