Our Hormones + Skin According to Britney Spears
In honor of Britney Spears’s resilience and new vulnerable memoir, we present to you a playlist illustrating the effect of hormones on our skin and body. Our emotions and hormones are a dynamic duo for skin health. So next time you're feeling a bit off, remember it’s not just about creams and cleansers – it’s about how you feel inside that counts. Hit it!
Epinephrine: "Work B*tch"
Epinephrine, or adrenaline, kicks in during high-energy, high-stress situations, mirroring the high tempo and energetic vibe of this song. It's the body's call to action, much like the song's motivational push to work hard and achieve goals.
When released during high-energy and high-stress situations, epinephrine can temporarily improve the appearance of our skin. It stimulates blood flow, which can give the skin a temporary glow and make it appear more vibrant.
However, prolonged or excessive release of epinephrine can have negative effects on our skin health. It can lead to an increase in sebum production, which can contribute to clogged pores and acne breakouts. Epinephrine can also trigger inflammation in the skin, leading to redness, irritation, and sensitivity.
Serotonin, often associated with mood stabilization and a sense of well-being, matches the introspective and emotional nature of "Everytime." The song's gentle, soothing melody aligns with serotonin's role in calming the mind and fostering a balanced emotional state.
When serotonin levels are balanced, it can contribute to a calm and balanced emotional state, which can indirectly benefit our skin. Lower stress levels, fostered by serotonin, can help improve skin conditions such as acne and inflammation. Additionally, a balanced emotional state can contribute to a more radiant and glowing complexion.
Dopamine: "I Wanna Go"
Dopamine is the feel-good neurotransmitter associated with pleasure, reward, and enjoyment, much like the upbeat and carefree spirit of "I Wanna Go." This song's lively and playful energy encapsulates the excitement and happiness that dopamine brings to our lives.
When we experience pleasure, reward, and enjoyment, dopamine is released, promoting a sense of happiness and contentment. This positive emotional state can help reduce stress levels, which can have indirect benefits for our skin. Lower stress levels can improve skin conditions such as acne and inflammation, and contribute to healthy skin.