Psychodermatology: Believing is Seeing

Apr 1, 2009 | Contact Author | By: Alex Voigt, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, with Linda Papadopoulos, PhD, and Bruce Green
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Title: Psychodermatology: Believing is Seeing
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Abstract: Psychodermatology is the study of how the mind and body interact in relation to the onset and progression of various skin disorders. It also examines psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)—the way one’s mental state affects the immune system and hormones, in turn affecting the skin.

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Psychodermatology is the study of how the mind and body interact in relation to the onset and progression of various skin disorders. It also examines psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)—the way one’s mental state affects the immune system and hormones, in turn affecting the skin. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians,psychodermatologic disorders can include skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis that are worsened by stress.

For nearly 15 years, psychologist Linda Papadopoulos, PhD, has studied this specialty. Her interest in skin care led to an examination of current skin care offerings on the market.

“I didn’t really see anything that represented the psychological aspects of skin care,” said Papadopoulos. This observed gap in the market led her to Bruce Green, a 25-year veteran of skin and hair care formulation chemistry, who helped her create a product line.

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Biography for Linda Papadopoulos, PhD

Linda Papadopoulos

Linda Papadopoulos, PhD, is a chartered counseling and health psychologist. She holds a degree from the City University in London and founded the Psy-Derma skin care line.

Biography for Bruce Green

Bruce Green

Bruce Green is a chartered scientist, chemist and member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, who for the past 25 years has acted as an independent consultant and formulator.

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