Our body is under constant stress due to the modern busy lifestyle, poor eating habits, lack of sleep etc.
Which one of us doesn’t complain of being stressed out these days? The fast pace of life has raised the levels of anxiety and has left almost all of us more worked up and contrived.
This high level of stress not only depletes our energy but eventually starts showing up on our skin too.
These are the 5 ways that stress shows up on your skin and puts it under the category of ‘stressed out’.
1. Hormonal Acne
Higher levels of stress releases hormones like cortisol in your body that makes the skin produce more oil. This excess sebum production mixes with dead skin cells and bacteria and clogs the pores resulting in pimples and cystic acne.
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The body when under too much pressure due to stress of any sorts like injury, worrying or long term heavy medication, can lead to inflammation which in turn triggers melanin production leading to hyper-pigmentation and dark spots.
Leveling up with this stress can also disturb the hormones and lead to uneven skin tone and dark patches especially on the cheeks and nose.
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3. Dehydrated and dull skin
The skin cell renewal process tends to slow down when the body gets under stress. This makes the regular exfoliation process of the skin relatively slow leaving it with dead skin cells and making it look dull and dehydrated.
A higher stress level also disturbs the protection power the outer layer of the skin provides to protect itself from the attack of the bacteria making it easily accessible to toxins. This makes the skin lose its bright healthy appearance.
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4. Irritated and disturbed skin
Intensive stress not only irritates you but it also irritates your skin at the same time.
Allergies, rosacea and redness could be one of the responses to the stress you are taking.
Study shows that higher skin sensitivity could be influenced by the stress the body is taking.
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5. Premature wrinkles
Stress tends to lower body’s immunity levels, which further accelerates the ageing process. The body dealing with high levels of stress leaves less energy to fight free radical that eventually catches up on skin.
This leads to early signs of ageing like lines, wrinkles and age spots.
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Stress does show up on your skin, be it in the form of acne flare-ups, loss of brightness or oversensitivity.
So, it’s very important to Zen out once in a while and slow down to take it easy.
Because no matter how much you try to hide this stress under those concealers, it will eventually manifest on your skin in one way or another.