I found this online...I know my face feels and looks better after I exercise.. Plus, I used to drink too much caffeine, too much aspartame, beer, inactivity, im guessing digestive issues, etc.. SO I am guessing my Serotonin levels are low. Is there a test to measure Serotonin levels?


Reduce Facial Redness by Increasing Serotonin


Some researchers have discovered a relationship between lower serotonin levels in our bodies and facial flushing. When serotonin levels drop, due to stress, depression, anger, exhaustion or other causes, facial redness increases.

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in our brains that helps us to sleep and regulates many other important body functions. It is also found in the blood and intestines, and it regulates many important body functions.

Actually, modern living can do a lot to sap our reserves of serotonin. If you eat a standard western diet and work all day in an office, you could easily be suffering from low levels of serotonin. Here are a few of the ways we can develop low serotonin:

•Smoking cigarettes
•Alcoholic beverages
•Too much caffeine
•Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners (use stevia or xylitol instead!)
•Not enough sunlight
•Inactivity and lack of exercise
•Digestive problems
•A low protein diet

Hormonal imbalances or genetic factors can also cause lower levels of serotonin in our bodies.

Correspondingly, when we do activities that raise our serotonin levels, facial flushing can calm down.

Some natural methods for increasing our serotonin levels are:

•Meditation
•Exercise
•Recreation
•Positive relationships
•Sunlight
•Balanced diet
•Supplements


Learn more: http://www.mysensitiveskincare.com/r...#ixzz1jAtBNUU6