The skin, the reflection of your emotions

La peau, le reflet de vos émotions

Our emotions can influence the health of our skin, and skin problems can, in turn, affect our emotional well-being. It's a vicious cycle that is important to recognize and manage to maintain a healthy balance.
In this reading, we will seek to elucidate the subtle messages of skin problems. With the help of TOPICREM, achieve skin and mental balance!

What your skin says about you!

The skin is a true mirror of your well-being . You can't hide anything from your skin! Since the skin constantly maintains exchanges with the brain , it directly reflects your psychological state. Stress, fatigue, anxiety, these symptoms can sometimes manifest themselves as a loss of radiance , a change in texture , or even itching . It is also a reflection of the care we offer him, the time we give him. The glow of well-hydrated and nourished skin speaks of someone who values ​​self-care.

TOPICREM wants to improve the daily lives of people with sensitive skin , by helping them to become aware of the importance of appropriate care, in order to promote healthy and radiant skin .

Everything you need to know about skin

The skin is fascinating, first of all because it remains the largest organ in the human body . Their role and needs can sometimes be complex, but they are essential to your well-being.
The objective of TOPICREM is to reconcile you with your skin, to convince you to take time for it , to finally learn to love it. Here is some proof that your skin deserves to be taken care of.

  • A physical barrier

    The skin provides a physical barrier that prevents pathogens , chemicals and allergens from entering the body.

  • A chemical barrier

    The skin secretes substances such as sebum and epidermal lipids, which form a protective film on the surface of the skin , helping to maintain its optimal pH and preventing the growth of bacteria .
    It is therefore essential to take care of it to maintain its protective role . This includes proper hygiene practices, application of sunscreen, regular moisturizing and other healthy skin care habits.

  • An immunological barrier

    The skin is home to a complex network of immune cells that detect and fight foreign invaders , such as bacteria, viruses and parasites.

  • A sensory barrier

    Sensory receptors in the skin detect stimuli such as pain , heat , cold and touch , allowing the body to respond to potential dangers and environmental changes . Memory surface, it accompanies you throughout your life. So a simple application gesture can be much more beneficial than you think!

  • A thermoregulatory barrier

    The skin regulates body temperature by releasing heat through sweating and restricting heat loss through dilated or constricted blood vessels.


Why is my skin in crisis?

Skin problems are a common concern that can affect a person's quality of life. Skin conditions vary in nature and severity, ranging from minor rashes to more severe chronic conditions . Acne, eczema, psoriasis, and hyperpigmentation are all examples of skin concerns that can cause physical and emotional discomfort.

The causes of skin disorders are diverse, including genetic , environmental , hormonal , and lifestyle factors. Adopting appropriate skincare routines that include a holistic approach, that is to say taking into account all the factors that can influence the health of our skin, will provide an effective response to treat and improve our skin problems. Rather than just treating symptoms in isolation, it is important to identify the underlying causes , understanding the physical, emotional and environmental aspects.

Emotions and skin health


Stress, anxiety vs joy, relaxation

Certain emotional states directly influence skin health . For example, chronic stress is often associated with various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne . Conversely, joy and relaxation have a positive impact on your skin, suggesting a complex interaction between the nervous and skin systems .


Sleep disorders

Insufficient or poor quality sleep compromises your skin's ability to regenerate cells , leading to a dull and tired appearance. But what is really happening from a dermatological point of view?

While we sleep , our skin produces a certain amount of collagen and experiences an increase in blood flow . It is this very process that ensures a radiant complexion as soon as you wake up. Significant variations also occur in temperature, pH and skin permeability. This is why having regular and restorative sleep is essential because it allows your skin to benefit from the vital time it needs to regenerate .

What are the different skin problems?

At TOPICREM, we support you in your dermatological care journey with solutions for every skin, at every stage.


Acne, emotional impact and well-being solutions

Acne is a common dermatosis among adolescents but can also be observed in adulthood . Often found on combination to oily skin , it manifests itself by the appearance of comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and pimples .

Living with acne takes a heavy emotional toll and has a negative impact on quality of life. In fact, 95% of affected people report a loss of self-confidence¹ , 55% a lack of fulfillment² and 25% mental health disorders². This is why it is essential to opt for specific treatments that help you maintain skin and emotional balance .

TOPICREM advice:

Explore our AC CONTROL range , specially designed to meet the needs of combination to oily and acne-prone skin. Thanks to formulas concentrated in active ingredients with scientifically proven effectiveness, TOPICREM treatments offer clear and purified skin .

A routine suitable for acne-prone skin

We reveal to you the ideal routine to gently take care of your skin:

  • Remove makeup and cleanse : To remove makeup and cleanse your skin on a daily basis, AC CONTROL Purifying Micellar Water will be your gentle partner. With high efficiency, it gently eliminates impurities and pollution particles , letting your skin breathe again.

  • Cleanse and Purify : In order to optimize cleaning, we advise you to opt for our AC CONTROL Purifying Cleansing Gel with a pH suitable for acne-prone skin, your skin will then be clear and mattified .

  • Rebalance : Apply our AC CONTROL Balancing Treatment in the morning, its light and fluid formula corrects imperfections and prevents them by rebalancing your skin's microbiome . Its long-lasting action leaves your skin ready to live your day with full confidence.

  • Correct : In order to get better results, get the AC CONTROL Intensive Serum . Thanks to its ultra-fresh formula enriched with succinic acid , this treatment, to be applied in the evening, corrects your imperfections , smoothes your skin and reduces marks linked to acne.

  • Matify : For mattified skin and refined skin texture , opt for purifying masks such as AC CONTROL Purifying Mask . Formulated from a duo of green and white clays, it offers triple effectiveness : helps absorb excess sebum, reduce imperfections and tighten pores .

Adopting a complete skincare routine is essential to preserve the health and vitality of your skin. The AC CONTROL range offers a complete solution to balance excess sebum , reduce imperfections and deeply purify your skin.


Understanding and managing psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease characterized by red, thick, scaly patches that can be painful and itchy. This skin condition occurs when skin cell turnover occurs abnormally quickly , leading to thickening of the skin and the formation of silvery or white patches . Psoriasis can affect different parts of the body, including the scalp, elbows, knees, hands and feet.

In France, it affects 2 to 3% of the population and occurs 1 in 3 before the age of twenty³. Psoriasis can have a significant impact on the quality of life of people who suffer from it. Visible symptoms can be embarrassing and lead to increased self-consciousness about physical appearance. The itching and discomfort associated with psoriasis can disrupt sleep , lead to emotional distress, and affect social interactions .

TOPICREM recommends DA PROTECT Ultra-Replenishing Cleansing Oil , specially developed for sensitive and atopic skin. Thanks to its formulation enriched with a complex of lipid-replenishing and soothing active ingredients, the lipid-replenishing cleansing oil effectively strengthens the skin barrier . It offers notable relief from itching and irritation sensations.


Eczema is a common and often chronic skin condition that manifests itself with redness, intense itching and irritation on the skin. This dermatosis, often linked to allergic reactions or genetic factors , can cause significant discomfort in daily life. Stress can also cause a flare-up of so-called nervous eczema. Although eczema is not contagious, it can disrupt sleep, self-esteem and quality of life .

All areas can be affected but eczema tends to be located on the crooks of the elbows, the backs of the knees, the hands , wrists and ankles . The face can also be affected, with areas such as the eyelids, mouth and behind the ears being more sensitive. Often observed on sensitive, very dry and atopic skin, these skin problems require special attention.


How to relieve eczema?

TOPICREM advice:

If you have signs of atopic dermatitis on your face , adopt ourDA PROTECT Emollient Facial Cream specially formulated to soothe skin prone to eczema. This ultra-rich daily facial treatment reduces itching and irritation and provides 24 hours of hydration to your skin . Thanks to its triple action, your skin is restored and soothed.

If your body 's skin has an atopic tendency, the ideal ally is our DA PROTECT Emollient Balm . It acts to replenish and restore your skin barrier, thanks to its precious linseed oil. Also effective on children , it leaves your skin hydrated, nourished and soft.

Clearly, it is undeniable that the skin , as a multifunctional organ, provides a link between mental and skin health . However, to take care of your skin, it becomes essential to understand its specific needs , with particular emphasis on your overall well-being.

At TOPICREM, we believe in the importance of understanding and listening to your skin. That's why our treatments are designed not only to meet dermatological needs, but also to encourage a positive relationship between you and your skin. Because by taking care of your skin, you take care of yourself.

¹Wisuthsarewong, Wanee, et al. “Acne beliefs, treatment-seeking behaviors, information media usage, and impact on daily living activities of Thai acne patients.” Journal of cosmetic dermatology vol. 19.5 (2020):1191-1195. doi:10.1111/jocd.13132.
²Halvorsen, Jon A, et al. “Suicidal ideation, mental health problems, and social impairment are increased in adolescents with acne: a population-based study.” The Journal of investigative dermatology vol. 131.2 (2011):363-70. doi:10.1038/jid.2010.264.