Is Your Skin Stressed?

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If you live a hectic life and feel that you are always on the move, your health won’t be the only thing affected by your busy lifestyle; your skin will be one of the biggest giveaways of stress and anxiety. Sometimes, if you don’t feel it, it is difficult to know if your stress levels are high or you are feeling a little off, however, your skin is incredibly clever and can show signs of stress and anxiety through its appearance and complexion. Here are a few telltale signs if your skin is stressed-out and pores need rejuvenating.

Dryness

Stress can damage the skins ability to hold water and keep hydrated, soft and supple. This is a natural effect that the clever human body does for itself, however, if you do not look after your body, these natural reactions will start to slow down and dry flaky skin cells will start to form. A lack of moisture within your skin can also cause a lack of healthy luminosity and skin can appear slightly grey and faded in colour.

Redness

When you are stressed, the increased blood flow can often cause capillaries to expand and complexion ‘flushes’ can often happen due to your body’s immune system being weakened. Often, stress can encourage ‘flushes’ and redness of skin to last longer due to immune systems working at a slower pace to prevent skin damage.

Acne breakouts

Stress and acne have been said to be connected for many years, stress can increase the inflammation of skin and spot breakout as a result of a change in temperament and/or stress levels. Adult acne is treated the same way as teenage acne, through prescribed medication and treatment regimes.

Tired eyes

Anxiety can cause stress, which causes sleepless nights, which in turn leads to puffiness around the eyes and bloating of pores. Your body needs on average 8 hours of sleep per night to refresh and rejuvenate, if your body gets less sleep that necessary, bags around the eyes may start to form and the skin will lose elasticity resulting in sagging and premature aging.

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Latest update: 05/08/2015
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