How Stress Affects Your Skin and Tips To Keep It Clear and Balanced
Everybody feels stressed from time to time, but when it becomes chronic, it can have serious consequences on your health. It can increase your risk of developing depression and negatively impact your immune system. Stress can also leave a mark on your face.
Chronic stress can show on your face in two ways. The hormones that your body releases when you feel stressed can lead to physiological changes that negatively impact your skin.
This can lead to acne, bags under your eyes, dry skin, rashes, wrinkles, and hair loss. As well as tooth damage (grinding), face flushing, sore lips (chewing on them).
Some ways you can cope with stress...
1. Schedule time for relaxing activities. Scheduling time for activities that make you feel relaxed may help you reduce stress if you feel overwhelmed by your busy schedule.
2. Maintain good lifestyle habits. Continuing to eat a healthy diet as well as getting plenty of sleep will help your body better manage stress.
3. Stay active. Exercise can help you lower levels of your stress hormones and give you some time to take your mind off the cause of your stress.
4. Talk to others. Talking to a friend, family member, or mental health professional helps many people deal with stress.
5. Avoid drugs and alcohol. Persisted use of drugs and alcohol can add additional problems to your stress.
6. Daily meditation. Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. You can also use it to relax and cope with stress by refocusing your attention on something calming. Meditation can help you learn to stay centered and keep inner peace.
Here is a wonderful 5 minute meditation from Goodful. Enjoy!
Stress is an unavoidable part of life. However, when stress becomes chronic it can leave a lasting impression.
Minimizing avoidable causes of stress in your life and learning techniques to manage stress can help you fight against these signs of premature aging.