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!

Cortisol: "Stronger"
Just like the song's empowering message about overcoming challenges and becoming stronger, cortisol is released during stress and challenging situations. It's the body's way of gearing up to meet life's tough moments, symbolizing resilience and strength.
When released during stress and challenging situations, cortisol can disrupt the balance of hormones in our body, leading to various skin issues. It can contribute to inflammation, trigger acne breakouts, and impair the skin's ability to heal and regenerate. Prolonged elevated levels of cortisol can also accelerate the aging process, leading to the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness in the skin.
Oxytocin: "Born to Make You Happy"
This hormone is all about the feel-good, loving vibes, much like the song's romantic and blissful tones. Oxytocin is released during moments of love and bonding, contributing to feelings of happiness and contentment.
It is released during moments of love and bonding, contributing to feelings of happiness and contentment. Oxytocin promotes relaxation and reduces stress, which can have indirect benefits for our skin. Lower stress levels can help improve skin conditions such as acne and inflammation, and can also contribute to a more radiant and youthful complexion.

 

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: "Everytime"

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.