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The holidays can be stressful, can’t they? There’s the work parties to attend, all the gifts to buy, travel arrangements, preparations for the big meal, and amidst it all, there’s often additional stress at work. According to one survey by Accenture’s HR Services, 66 percent of respondents reported additional stress at work during the holidays.
We forget sometimes, but the skin is a living organ, and it draws nutrients from the bloodstream just like the heart, liver, and lungs.
Compromised skin is skin that’s had its outer layer damaged in some way, and can no longer hold onto moisture or protect from outside contaminants like pollution and bacteria as well as it once did.
The winter season tends to be tough on skin, no matter who you are. This year, however, for the first time, my skin reacted worse than usual: I got my first case of eczema on all the knuckles of my right hand.