5 Ways To Reduce Stress For Healthy Skin

Jul 14, 2022

Dr Rati Parwani

5 Ways To Reduce Stress For Healthy Skin

Stress is a normal part of our life. We all deal with it. In this competitive world, we cannot eliminate stress completely but can definitely learn some tricks and tips to reduce it. Did you know that your skin also gets stressed out? Yes, that's true. With daily stressors, the skin may also get tired and lifeless. Here comes easy solutions for effective stress management which is very important for healthy skin. 

Daily skin stressors 

The daily skin stressors are as follows- 

  • Environmental factors like pollution and dust
  • Climatic changes
  • UV rays
  • Aging
  • Workload stress
  • An unhealthy diet like junk food
  • Abnormal sleep cycle
  • Makeup products
  • Using too many skincare products
  • Not hydrating yourself
  • Chronic health issues
  • Long term medications 

These are the daily stressors for the skin. Eliminating it can be a great idea to reduce skin issues and take care of them. 

How to deal with stress? 

Dealing with stress is important. When we are stressed out, we release a hormone called “Stress Hormone” which is also termed “cortisol.” This cortisol is normal in certain conditions of stress. When there is oversecretion of these hormones, it implies that stress is not controlled and there may be various signs of this in the body. This may have a negative impact on health. This also affects the skin. 

Too much cortisol is harmful to health and may cause the secretion of inflammatory mediators and of course oxidants which will affect skin health too. There are high chances that the skin immunity may be hampered causing different skin conditions which will make your skin SUPER SENSITIVE and easily reactive. This is because the skin immunity and the skin barrier are compromised.

Skin issues caused by stress 

Stress will show up on your face and you may develop the following skin issues which are as follows- 

  • Acne
  • Redness of skin
  • Dryness of skin
  • Over sensitive skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dull skin
  • Lifeless skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Aging
  • Sunspots
  • Tan
  • Clogged pores
  • Blackheads and whiteheads 

There are many skin issues caused by inflammation and oxidation as there is defective metabolism of the skin. The skin cells tend to die and shrink. This may affect the functioning of the skin cells too. 

5 Tricks to reduce skin stress 

Well, hold on. The best way to reduce stress is to opt for binge eating, sugary foods, and drinks that may do more harm than good. When we are stressed out, we look for an easy way out to ease our stress like grabbing a chocolate or ice cream. Think again!!! Here are some quick and easy ways which will help you reduce stress in the right manner. 

Breathe 

This is a very important factor when you want to ease yourself from the trap of stress. Do some deep breathing exercises. This will allow you to take in more oxygen. Allow your skin to breathe as well. Every cell needs to breathe oxygen which can rejuvenate it by de-stressing it. 

Opt for fruits 

Instead of grabbing chocolate, opt for some fruits like bananas which have magnesium, also known as a relaxation mineral. Juicy fruits like oranges and apples are the best option. Coconut water can also work wonders for the skin as well at this time of stress. 

Go for a walk and sweat it out 

Hit the gym, motivate yourself and destress. Go for a walk and sweat it out to stay healthy. This can also keep you more focused. Sweating out with exercises releases the “happy hormones” which can keep you and your skin feeling good. 

Close your eyes and take a quick nap 

Take a break, close your eyes and relax. Put on some music to change the mood. Feel and think about good things which make you smile. This will help de-stress you and keep your skin happy too. 

Get organized and look for some solution 

Do not run away from stress or problems. Learn to tackle it. Get organized and try to find quick easy solutions. 

So, the next time, you are stressed out, look out for these tips and tricks which can de-stress you and keep your skin happy too.

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