Everyone says working from home is wonderful. And it is – in many ways. I’ve saved so much time and money on my daily commute. And I thoroughly enjoy being able to leap out of bed at the last minute and still “arrive” at my “office” on time.
What I’m not enjoying, however, is the lack of work-life separation. My work and home life have become one. And this fluidity isn’t good for my skin – and the stress of it is showing. There’s a network of fine lines around my eyes, my skin looks dull and tired, and it seems to be reactive to changes in temperature and dust. It’s also more dehydrated than usual – even though I apply a rich-enough moisturiser at bedtime, my skin still looks dry the next morning. And the rare zit I get seems to take longer to heal.
Every day, skin comes into contact with internal and external stressors such as UV rays, pollution, or in my case, lack of sleep and work stress. These stressors all contribute to accelerated signs of ageing as they weaken the skin’s barrier, making it vulnerable to free radical damage. This, in turn, triggers the release of cortisol, often dubbed the stress hormone, which causes skin to lose its resilience, suppleness and radiance.
So when I had a chance to try the new Kiehl’s Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum, said to be able to resist skin stressors so that skin is two times stronger – meaning, it will look more plump and supple, and be more resilient* – I couldn’t wait to give it a go.
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