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The Effects Of Stress On The Body & Skin

Oct 11, 2022

Dr Rati Parwani

The Effects Of Stress On The Body & Skin

Are you stressed out? You can show it !! Your skin expresses everything related to your inner health. Stress not only brings about a change in your mental health but also affects your overall well-being. 

The truth is that everyone goes through stress. This is quite normal. But how you cope with stress is very important. Coping up positively with stress can lead to positive outcomes and good results. 

Dealing with stress can be very challenging. The effects of stress on the body and skin can cause a negative impact on overall well-being. 

Today, in this blog post, we shall inform you of the effects of stress on the body and skin. This post shall also provide you with some best solutions to deal with stress which will help not only your skin but also your overall health.

How Does Stress Affect Your Skin?

Majority of us know how to deal with daily mild stressors. But, building up stress can lead to “Chronic Stress” which is very toxic for the body and skin. This stimulates  the “stress hormone,” also known as cortisol. When the mind and body are stressed out, the cortisol hormone is naturally secreted from the adrenal glands on stimulation by the brain. The skin has receptors for this stress hormone and their activation may result in various changes to our skin which are as follows- 

  1. Increased inflammation
  2. Excessive oil and sebum production
  3. Imbalance of hormones causes an increase in melatonin
  4. Reduced skin immunity
  5. Impaired resistance to a skin infection
  6. Impaired cellular functioning of the skin
  7. Damage to the skin barrier
  8. Degenerative changes in the skin
  9. Flare-up existing skin conditions
  10. Impaired healing and repairing of the skin 

All these can lead to “SKIN STRESS.” Awareness about skin stress is a must which will help eliminate it. So, if you have been dealing with chronic stress, it's time to take action to deal with stress effectively. 

Let us check how the skin stress shows up on the face. It can take away the glow from your face and can be very shocking at times.

Signs Of Stress

The signs of stress are as follows- 

  • Pimples or acne
  • Dull- tired with lack of luster
  • Patchy skin
  • Dehydrated skin
  • Dark circles
  • Puffy eyes
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Redness and itching of the skin
  • Accelerated aging with fine lines and wrinkles 

Yes, we know what you're thinking. You might be using the best skin care products for your daily routine to prevent these signs of skin. But, remember, “No matter what you apply to your skin if your state of mind is not healthy and stress-free, these above-mentioned signs and symptoms are bound to appear.”

How to deal with stress for beautiful skin?

Here are the best solutions which will help deal with stress not only to recover your mind and body functioning but also your skin functioning. Destressing yourself will help you eliminate skin stress. 

  1. Treat the cause
  2. Exercise can help
  3. Meditate to Radiate
  4. Maintain a healthy lifestyle
  5. Positive mindset and thinking
  6. Practice a healthy skincare routine
  7. Drink plenty of water
  8. Sound sleep for 8 hours is a must
  9. Have herb-enriched green tea
  10. Take your vitamins
  11. Go on a holiday
  12. Speak to friends and family members
  13. Express your emotions
  14. Stay occupied always
  15. Go for shopping
  16. Stress management techniques can help
  17. A trip to a salon or spa to destress
  18. Use natural skincare products to combat skin stress
  19. Read a book
  20. Listen to music
  21. Pamper yourself
  22. Take a hot shower
  23. Deep breathing exercises 

Well, these are the best ways to de-stress which will work for your skin as well. Remember, always stay happy. Just as happiness brings about a natural glow to your skin, stress brings about tiredness and a dull look for the skin. So, follow these de-stressing tips to stimulate the “feel-good hormones” or HAPPY HORMONES for naturally beautiful skin from within!!