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Katerina Steventon, Ph.D.
Face Workshops LLC
East Yorkshire, U.K.
Grooming Interventions Impact Body Vitality
In daily life, we experience different degrees of psychologi- cal stress. This stress, as an evolutionary adaptation to the fight-or-flight response, triggers a number of physiological responses. For example, it signals the activation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the sym- pathetic nervous system. And elements derived from these
systems, e.g., cortisol, catecholamines and neuropeptides, can
impact the immune system.
RESEARCH | C&T ®
• Daily grooming rituals are a fact of life, but
what is their impact beyond how they make us
look and feel?
• Coupled with other facts, rituals including
fragrance, sauna and hormesis have
measurable effects on the body.