The Powerful Connection Between Psychology and Skin

Having good skin has more to do with psychological well-being than just sheer vanity.
For the millions of people who struggle with their skin, it’s something that can have a major impact on their life. Skincare problems can lead to serious psychological issues, that have long-term effects. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology reports that millions of people are affected by skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema, and that each of these issues are linked to depression and anxiety. The emotional impacts can continue to impair the individual long after their skin condition has cleared up. Our body image accounts for a large part of a person’s self-esteem and our overall psychological well-being. 

“Skin problems can be the source of extreme distress in people, causing a loss of self-confidence, anxiety, feelings of shame and embarrassment, which often results in a sense of hopelessness and helplessness. Poor skin quality has been linked to everything from suicidal thoughts, PTSD, social isolation to higher unemployment rates,” explains Lauren Ing, president of SMD Cosmetics International, who is also a licensed marriage and family therapist. “The mind/body connection between skin and psychological well-being is strong. We know that when we feel good about our skin, it directly links to feeling better about ourselves.” 

Psychodermatology, an emerging area of science, looks at the relationship between psychology and one’s skin, because it has been identified in numerous studies as such an important issue. 

“We know the psychological damage that skin problems can lead to,” states licensed psychotherapist and vice president of SMD Cosmetics International, Amoreena Berg. “The good news is that with products like SMD Cosmetics, we can help just about anyone’s skin look more radiant, helping them to love what they see when they look in the mirror.” 

South Koreans are known for taking great care of their skin, using up to 10 to 18 products on their face, twice a day. Their dedication to their skin may be the reason why they are known for having some of the most beautiful skin in the world. It is a preventative approach, because the Korean beauty philosophy is to use top quality, natural ingredients that are safe and non-toxic, like those found in SMD Cosmetics, which products are based on over 2,000 years herbal medicinal wisdom. 

The SMD Cosmetics exclusive line is considered one of the most popular and prestigious skin care lines in South Korea, and is now available in the United States. In addition to the Saromae Snail Serum, SMD Cosmetics also offers the celebrity favorite INHYUNJIN collection, which is a natural, anti-aging line that includes a purifying cream toner, “essence” age defying serum, “emulsion” refining moisturizer, intensive night repair cream, and their reversing miracle eye cream. The innovative collection is patented, award-winning, and uses Asian herbals along with probiotics to help reverse the signs of aging and provide skin renewal. They also offer specialty products like the skin perfecting AloGel and the Saromae Collection, which uses beer yeast and bear berry extracts to help brighten the skin and help the look of acne scars and/or dark spots. The luxurious line of skin care products is now available in the U.S., online. They are sold at Hollywood's premier beauty supply company, Nigel Beauty Emporium in North Hollywood, Ca. For more information, visit the site at:

About SMD Cosmetics:
SMD Cosmetics offers a premium line of award-winning, natural skincare products from South Korea. Founded over 20 years ago, SMD Cosmetics has perfected their patented formulas by using the most advanced natural skincare technology in combination with
Asian herbal medicinal wisdom that is truly authentic. SMD Cosmetics is one of Korea’s most prestigious, top-selling skincare lines formulated by a team of researchers and chemists to revive, replenish and rejuvenate your skin using the power of nature and
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Source: American Academy of Dermatology. Acne.
American Academy of Dermatology. Eczema.

American Academy of Dermatology. Psoriasis. 

Psychology Today. The Emotional Impact of Skin Problems.

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