Get Sharper Focus While You Firm Your Skin
About wrinkles—there is one particular herb that is very helpful in this regard. It’s called Gotu Kola and it just may be every woman-over-forty’s best friend— it enhances collagen production in the skin!
At the same time, Gotu Kola promotes brain health and improves focus and concentration.
Accordingly, Ayurveda describes that our nerves, brain, and skin are intimately connected. No surprise, given there are over 1,300 nerve endings in every square inch of our skin!
Stress and Our Skin
When our nerves kick into “high gear,” we tend to over-secret cortisol, our “fight of flight” hormone. Besides causing us to feel tense and overwhelmed, cortisol also breaks down proteins, including collagen. No wonder that protracted stress can seem to “age” us 10 years in a very short time!
In addition, drinking caffeine to “keep going” when under stress adds insult to injury. Recent research links caffeine to reduced synthesis of collagen—further aging our skin (sorry, coffee lovers!)
Drink water-decaffeinated coffee to avoid coffee’s skin-shrinking effects, while maintaining many of its antioxidant and health benefits.
Or better yet, switch to Gotu Kola tea to enhance your focus and productivity while you FIRM your skin. As opposed to cortisol, Gotu Kola actually promotes the growth of collagen.
Reach for the Gotu Kola instead of coffee and enjoy a calm, focused mind and the beauty benefits of firmer, more youthful skin as well!