/ Dr. Peterson Pierre

A Guide to Getting Healthy Glowing Skin for Men

July 15, 2021

Handsome Latinx man wearing a towel and smiling, applying cream to his face after a shower

Lockdown skin is real and cosmetic dermatologist at the Pierre Skin Care Institute, Dr. Peterson Pierre explains why: “Having to wear masks has definitely increased acne, and the stress and anxiety [of that] has led to more eczema.” That, he shares, is because stress triggers a release of the primary stress hormone, cortisol, which increases inflammation all over the body, including the skin.

Why is Inflammation bad? Well if you have eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea, inflammation can aggravate them, and Pierre adds, “continuous high levels of cortisol lead to the breakdown of some of your body’s tissues including collagen and elastin which then leads to increased fine lines and wrinkles as well as decreased healing.”

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