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The influence of stress on your skin

The influence of stress

“Why are more and more people suffering from stress? We have a way too busy lifestyle, a high workload, bad dietary habits, sleeping too little, smoking cigarettes and drinking too much alcohol. “


It has been known for some time that stress can aggravate skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis. Stress is bad for our skin, the effects of stress are quickly visible on your skin. Characteristics of stress; restless sleep, stains all over your body, dry skin, itching everywhere, restless, tired and weight gain. Stress can affect your skin in different ways.

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Stress & pimples

Due to stress, the skin is more susceptible to bacteria. Stress causes the secretion of certain hormones, including the stress hormone cortisol. A hormone increase in turn accelerates sebum production and sebum accumulation causes pimples. Stress disturbs the barrier function (our protective mantle) of our skin, so our skin is more susceptible to bacteria and you are more likely to develop bacterial infections, which, for example, aggravate acne. In addition, stress causes increased production of adrenaline, which makes pigment cells more active. Possible consequence; pigment spots.

The skin becomes dry and dull due to persistent stress

The skin shows dry and dull. By stress, irritations are also caused, red spots and irritations can occur. Skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis can be caused by the reduced resistance.

By stress, your cell renewal slows down, making the skin look duller. In addition, there is a decrease of ceramides (substances that keep the skin fat and hydrated) which makes the skin drier, you notice this in your face but also your whole body.

Your skin ages faster due to stress

Stress ages your skin faster. Chronic stress creates more free radicals, these free radicals attack your genetic information in your cells. As a result, you are more likely to show signs of aging, so your skin will start to relax more quickly.

The best way to avoid the above effects on the skin is simply to avoid stress. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. Things can happen at work or in your private life so you experience periods of stress. So stress can not always be avoided.

However, you can try to limit the effects of stress on your skin. Live as regularly as possible, eat healthy (organic and fresh) take extra nutritional supplements (LavieSage) these can help you strengthen your body on the inside. Relax on time, take your rest and go hiking, cycling, yoga etc.

Locatie Parnassusweg 9

KNAP Institute
Parnassusweg 9
1077 DA Amsterdam
020 670 8290

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Locatie Willemsparkweg 168

KNAP Willemsparkweg
Willemsparkweg 168
1071 HT Amsterdam
020 670 8290

Openingstijden Willemsparkweg
Maandag 09:00 – 21:00
Dinsdag 09:00 – 21:00
Woensdag 09:00 – 21:00
Donderdag 09:00 – 21:00
Vrijdag 09:00 – 21:00
Zaterdag 09:00 – 18:00
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The skin scan gives a very extensive and objective image of your skin.

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Locatie Parnassusweg vanaf heden gesloten

Als gevolg van het Covid-19 virus hebben wij, met pijn in ons hart, besloten om de vestiging aan de Parnassusweg 9 te sluiten.


De vestiging aan de Willemsparkweg is en blijft gewoon open en de behandelingen gaan gewoon door zoals je van ons gewend bent. KNAP Skincare op de Willemsparkweg 168 heeft vanaf maandag 25 mei de gloednieuwe naam ¨BLOY Institute¨. Bezoek de nieuwe website via www.bloyinstitute.com.


Afspraken kunnen tevens via email of telefonisch gemaakt worden; dit omdat wij ruimte moeten plannen tussen de klanten ivm de nieuwe Covid-19 voorzorgsmaatregelen.


We zijn bereikbaar op 020-854 5161 of via info@bloyinstitute.com.


Cliënten die een behandelkuur op de Parnassusweg gepland hebben staan kunnen bellen naar 020-584 5161 voor verdere informatie.


Cosmetisch arts Annebeth Kroeskop heeft per 18 mei met haar team een nieuwe kliniek geopend onder de naam AnnebethKroeskop.com BV aan de van Eeghenstraat 98 in Amsterdam.


Cliënten kunnen bij haar en haar team terecht voor injectable behandelingen en laser behandelingen. Voor meer informatie en voor het maken van een afspraak bezoekt u www.annebethkroeskop.com


Wij hopen u snel weer te mogen verwelkomen op de Willemsparkweg 168 en op de van Eeghenstraat 98.


Met lieve groet,

Annebeth Kroeskop en Lindsay van der Looij