What Does Being in Love Do to Your Skin?

Amanda Montell
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Glossier

We skincare addicts are cursed with the compulsion to find out how everything in the world impacts our skin—food, the environment, products of all kinds. But rarely do we stop to think about what's going on internally.

Personally, I sometimes feel like no matter how many serums I slather on my face, my skin never looks better than it does after an intense rush of adrenaline. I receive a piece of exciting news, and bam—a healthy glow floods my cheeks, as if I just received a two-hour facial. 

This made me curious: How do our emotions affect our skin, both short-term and long-term? Does the key to perfect skin lie within? To find out, I spoke with three top medical experts: Dr. Neal Schultz, dermatologist and founder of BeautyRx; Dr. Jennifer Linder, dermatologist and chief scientific officer for PCA Skin; and Dr. S. Manjula Jegasothy, dermatologist and founder of Miami Skin Institute

Read on to discover the fascinating ways love, excitement, stress, and other emotions are affecting your skin!

Want to learn more about the physiology of emotion? Don’t miss the fascinating science behind love at first sight.

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