3 Best Fixes That will Relieve Stress- related skin woes
Stress – the health epidemic of the 21st century is not to be taken lightly. Despite modernisation and the rise in technological and economic progress which we all can unanimously agree has made life easier and has even been credited for increased life expectancy, the unfortunate drawback of this progress, especially in the last 10-15 years, is its detrimental effect on our health and wellbeing. There is no doubt in our minds that such progress has led to increased stress levels.
The side effects of stress wreak havoc on us both psychologically, physiologically and can show up in the worst way possible on our skin. It’s no wonder we’d think our once glowing and pristine complexion is now relegated to the past. But before you lose hope, here’s what you need to know about stress and its effects on your skin so you can attack and combat it from all angles for a sure-win victory.
- Acne flare ups
You might find yourself breaking out a day before an all-important interview or meeting. The culprit? Hormones.
When you’re under stress, your body tends to pump out more of a certain kind of hormones, also known as cortisol, which then causes the glands under your skin to produce more oil. When excess oil gets trapped inside hair follicles along with dirt and dead skin cells, pimples occur inevitably.
Read More: 3 Lunchtime Beauty Fixes You Need to Try
What you can do?
When under the stress, it’s necessary to give yourself and your skin some timeout to relax and recharge. Besides your regular skincare routine, amp it up with a deep cleaning mask or a serum that contains active ingredients such as retinol and alpha-hydroxy acids to encourage cellular renewal whilst keeping skin clean.
- Skin neglect
When one is under stress, it’s easy to become distracted and neglect your skincare regime. Besides an effective and simple skincare regime that includes cleansing, toning and moisturising, a healthy diet is also essential for good skin health.
On the contrary when one is stressed, he/ she may fail to take good care of their skin, and even be more likely to pull and rub at skin, or even be more prone to popping the pimple that appear more frequently on the skin due to (you guessed it!) stress. It can become a vicious cycle if not nipped in the bud.
What you can do?
Remember to take good care of your skin and as a treat, why not book yourself in for a series of treatments to treat recurring acne and reset your skin to its glowing, radiant state. Purge clogged pores and clear out problem skin from your pick of the Purity Program or Clarity Program.
- Hair loss
As if bad skin isn’t bad enough, we have to contend with losing hair too! A healthy crown of hair is a tell tale sign of good health.
Our hair goes through a few phases; it grows during the anagen also known as the active phase and falls out during the telogen, or the resting phase. When you are stressed, hair tends to stay in the telogen phase longer, which causes you to lose more hair.
Read More: How to Score at the #10YEARCHALLENGE
What you can do?
Besides investing in a good shampoo and conditioner for your hair, treat hair to hair rejuvenating therapies that could help with thinning hair, and even redistribute nutrients to your scalp, all to help hair restore its crowning glory.
We can all take heart that stress is not isolated to just a few individuals. Everyone at some point in life will be put under the grinder but with the right techniques, be it breathing, relaxation, or a pampering treat, it’s not impossible to keep it well under control.