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. “
THE INFLUENCE OF STRESS ON YOUR SKIN
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.
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.
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