Stress can ruin your skin and this is what you can do

Stress levels directly affect complexion, pimples and common aging problems. Everything that your body goes through will be visible on your face.

Oct 12, 2021 - 13:30
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Stress can ruin your skin and this is what you can do

Experts state that people who are under stress are also more likely to have dry skin, dark circles, and swollen eyes. This is because stress affects bowel health, which is directly related to skin health, as well as metabolic health, brain health, and immune system.

The skin and brain are affected by the same hormones and neurotransmitters, which means that this two-way path can translate any stress we experience - to our skin, and vice versa.

"Simply put, when we are under stress, our sympathetic nervous system causes a surge of cortisol, a stress hormone, which is released into our body, which later activates the stress response," experts from the cosmetics company Beuty Chef explain.

If you are stressed out for a week, several months, or even a year, your body, especially the skin, does not receive the necessary nutrients and slows down the growth of new cells.

What can you do?

The best way to fix your complexion, if you are under stress, is to deal with the source of the problem, instead of treating the symptoms with creams and lotions.

Skin experts recommend relieving stress with meditation and a diet rich in antioxidants. Higher quality sleep is also recommended.

Of course, don't forget to drink enough water and focus on gut health because it will also help cleanse your complexion.

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By: Helen B.