FIVE WAYS STRESS AFFECTS YOUR SKIN

FIVE WAYS STRESS AFFECTS YOUR SKIN

Stress and anxiety is inevitable. Everyone encounters stressful events and circumstances in life. If we're being honest, there is no way to avoid it. While being stressed is natural, it can hurt your physical health and skin if not managed properly. It is necessary to prevent and respond to stressed-out skin with the right skincare products. You're probably wondering how can stress affect your skin and what can you do to prevent it. Below is a list of five ways stress can affect your skin and methods to ease stressed-out skin. 

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1. Stress causes breakouts and flareups 

2. Stress causes you to age faster 

3. Stress makes it harder for your skin to heal 

4. Stress causes your skin to become more sensitive and reactive 

5. Stress Causes us to skip out on healthy habits like taking care of our skin 

 

When we stress, our skin undergoes changes such as increased inflammation, impaired wound healing, more oil and sebum production, and impaired resistance to infection. Stress doesn't cause the development of skin conditions. However, stress will cause existing skin conditions to flare up and break out. The following list of a few skin conditions that will worsen with stress: 

 

  •  Eczema 
  • Acne 
  • Psoriasis 
  • Rosacea 
  • Hives 

 

Studies show that stress causes our skin to age faster. Stress hormones break down the collagen and elastin in our skin. As a result, more wrinkles and fine lines will appear. When we stress over long periods of time, our body has difficulties fighting off toxins and controlling inflammation which is a crucial element in healing wounds. Generally, when we're stressed out, we tend to skip out on healthy habits like taking care of our skin. It is very important to take care of your skin especially when you're feeling stressed out. Skipping out on your skincare routine will only aggravate your skin further. 


 

FIVE WAYS TO EASE STRESSED SKIN 

1. Take good care of your skin especially when you're stressed 

2. Exercise 

3. Meditate/Yoga  

4. Eat healthy foods 

5. Drink Plenty of water

 

It's challenging to maintain a healthy skin routine when we're stressed out. Keeping your face washed twice daily will help you to keep your skin clean and decrease your chances of experiencing acne breakouts. If you're experiencing a ton of stress, avoid using products with excess fragrances, colors, and dyes because it can irritate your skin further while you're stressed. Another tip is to avoid wearing heavy makeup during stress. It's important to know your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, it's important to use products that won't add additional oil to your skin while stressed. 

If you have eczema like me, you may experience extremely dry skin during stress. If that's the case, our product, Hydrate x Glow Whipped Body Buttah will help lock in additional moisture to your skin. Drinking plenty of water, exercise, mediation and a healthy diet will do wonders for your skin. Maintaining these healthy habits will calm your mind which will alleviate stress overall. 

 

Final question.....

HOW DOES STRESS AFFECT YOUR SKIN AND HOW DO YOU EASE STRESSED SKIN? 

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