When Stress Shows on Your Skin
Stress is one of the most formidable opponents. In practical life, stress heightened sense of urgency can be addictive for some people. Physiologically, it works like this. Once stress is triggered, your adrenal gland produces dumps cortisol into your bloodstream. The more you are stressed the more your body is not able to regulate the levels of cortisol in your system, and that is when the danger begins. Your body can start showing signs of increased sensitivity, itchiness, breakouts, and even stretch marks!
Off late there have been many research publications proving the role of conscious, and sub concepts stress of aggravation of skin diseases like psoriasis , lupus, eczema , urticaria, pimples and many more.
Stress is a particularly sinister adversary because whatever your skin’s vulnerability — whether acne, rosacea, signs of aging, extremely dry skin, extremely oily skin, eczema, psoriasis, herpes, allergies or some unsavoury combination of two or more of the above — stress is going to find a way to make it worse. This, in turn, causes more stress creating a self-perpetuating cycle.
Can you win? Yes, you can. The approach here is two-fold. Without question, you are going to want to treat the condition itself. You must interrupt the stress cascade and break the vicious cycle daily.
Some people dispense with stress by doing noisy things (intense cardio, sports, dancing, laughing etc.) Others respond better to a quiet, centred approach (stretching, massage, deep breathing, creative hobbies, or reading). Still others like to mix it up with both. Whatever works for you, once you have found your favourites, you are on to something. Now, put your stress busters into play for at least 10 minutes at a time, three times a day and try to fit in another 30-minute continuous session if possible.
Stress is inevitable, but how well you respond to it can spell the difference between illness and health and tipping the balance away from frustration and into fulfilment. Therefore, when it comes to skin problems, strategic equilibrium is your new best friend. Life happens but it does not have to show on your skin.
Along with the conventional skin care regimen we also at the same time suggest and sometimes strongly recommend undergoing our stress management and metabolic balance programmes will help you balance the stress skin axis for long term sustainable results in the skin