The Impact of Stress on Our Skin
Posted by Spencer Leonard on December 27, 2015
Every one of us faces mild or severe level of stress at some point in life, and it goes without saying, that it’s not a good thing. Stress not only has a negative impact on our mental health but it also affects our bodies, even our skin or hair. Though stress is unavoidable but there are ways you can deal with it.
How Stress Affects Our Skin?
Stress makes our skin more reactive and sensitive and if you already have skin woes, it worsens the situation. If you have acne, itching, redness and patches on your skin, the stress delays the healing process. Our skin needs a proper cleaning, moisturizing and exfoliating routine which gets disturbed when we are under stressful situations.
And sometimes, it is the opposite, as in, it is the skin related problems which are resulting in stress e.g. moles. Here’s how to get rid of skin moles if you have them.
Five Skin Problems Caused by Stress:
If you are kind of emotionally weak and it’s hard for you to deal with the stress, you will be prone to have the following five skin related problems due to stress.
1: Stress results in unbalanced digestion which makes your skin dry, rough, dull and even oily depending on the type of your skin. The combination of such skin problems can result in dermatitis, eczema, viral warts and shingles.
2: When we are in stress, our body produces certain hormones known as ‘Cortisol hormones’. These hormones send a signal to the sebaceous glands of our skin to produce more oil. The excess oil leads to acne, pimples, white and black heads. This post will help you in getting rid of acne scars.
3: The ongoing stress affects your sleep and you have to spend sleepless nights. This takes away the freshness of your face, resulting in dark circles around the eyes, and it also affects the regeneration function of the skin.
4: Stress can make our skin moisture evaporate because it destroys the lipid barrier of the skin. This results in dehydration and dry skin which leads to fine lines and wrinkles especially on your forehead, around the mouth and chin.
How to Manage Stress?
No matter how difficult it is for you, always stick to a proper skin care and exercise routine. Mange your stress with proper medication, meditation, breathing exercises, and yoga. Take out time to read a book, see a funny movie, spend some time in cooking and hang out with your closed ones.
Stay positive and cultivate optimism in your thoughts. Take proper sleep of 8 to 10 hours, learn to ignore, limit your expectations and steer clear of excessive smoking and drug consumption.
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