What is the Mind-Skin Connection?
by Rodrigo Diaz
A year ago
Skin and nervous system arise from a common embryological origin. This may be the reason by which the skin gives an account of our mental and emotional state through infections and injuries. This is illustrated by the fact that up to 30% of dermatologic patients in the US have continued psychiatric disorders or dysfunctional psychosocial issues.
The importance of skin in the psychic function is rooted in it being an organ of communication and expression of emotion, a role assumed from the first moments of life. The skin is the organ of “attachment” because the initial physical experiences in the newborn are mainly touch-based. These early (and first) experiences of interaction with the mother, established through the skin, are essential to achieving the proper organic and psycho-emotional development of the individual.
Since the skin is the most accessible part of the human body, many people to express through the skin (in anxious nature impulses) thereby causing dermatological symptoms.
On the other hand, people with dermatological diseases involving self-image (severe acne, psoriasis) may feel depressed, embarrassed or anxious as a result of their skin issue. This is why new developments in skin solutions can reduce effects caused by emotional stresses by limiting the effects of cortisol in the skin's self-strengthening pathways.
Dark Phyto-Matter, an ingredient that contains retinoids and a high concentration of antioxidants was created to support the reduction of psychodermatological distress by natural means. By heating the skin, Dark Phyto-Matter opens pores and absorbs large antioxidative complexes to limit the effects of such hormonal imbalances.
Some of GOA's solutions including Dark Phyto Matter