The need to know about stress, skin, and stressed skin.
You probably already guessed that the way you’re feeling can affect your skin. Just think about it: when you’re sad, it’s as if you skin looks more dull and tired, versus when you’re feeling uplifted – your skin almost always automatically looks brighter as well. So I guess it won’t come as a surprise to find out that a stressful lifestyle means breakouts.
Take it from someone who is an expert Googler: stress can affect the body in many ways. One of the main culprits would seem to be “cortisol” (aka the stress hormone). The chemical changes that happen in our bodies when we are under a lot of stress can cause skincare conditions to flare up, visible puffiness and swelling (especially around the under eye region), and give an overall dull and lifeless appearance to the skin.
So what exactly does stress skin look like? Simple answer: it’s not the same for everyone.
Your skin type is actually what indicates how your skin will respond to stress. For example, combination or oily skin are more likely to suffer an increase in breakouts during stressful periods. Whereas dry or sensitive skin could be more at risk to develop irritation, rashes, and more. What’s more, if you suffer from any skin conditions you can expect the presence of stress to emphasize them even more than usual.
Unfortunately, avoiding stress completely is unrealistic (especially in this day and age). However, there are definitely some great and super simple ways that you can successfully de-stress your skin.
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Hopefully, this helped you understand why your skin acts up so much when you’re feeling like you’re under a lot of pressure. We gave you some great tips on how to say goodbye to stressed-out skin, and now it’s your turn! What are some ways that you love to unwind and treat your skin after a hard day? Tell us about your go-to stressed skincare hacks in the comment section below.
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