Stress on Skin

In today’s day and age, it’s common for many to experience significant skin problems from one common cause: stress. Stress plays a critical role in our overall health, and is  the root of  many dermatologic issues – from acne, eczema, psoriasis, hives, rosacea, dermatitis, to hair loss and more, stress is commonly underrated as a core catalyst. 

It’s common that people don’t realize how their lifestyle affects their skin appearance. This starts with a balanced diet – by ensuring that you receive a complete diet with proper nutrition, this will help balance your hormones, vitamins, and minerals that play an important role in your stress management.

It doesn’t stop there, though. Exercising is an integral part of our overall skin appearance as well. When we work out, our body releases hormones that reduce stress – such as cortisol and other endorphins. This allows your body to sleep better, elevate your mood, and improves blood pressure – all important roles to your stress levels. In turn, these hormones, paired with rest and blood pressure, will be visually represented by a youthful, replenished appearance. 

When you’re living healthily, your skin will be healthy, too. For an added bonus, you can also destress your skin before your skincare routine. Start by prepping your skin with some relaxing rituals. Use a warm, damp towel to open your pores, and utilize essential oils with a diffuser. These calming qualities will also open your pores to absorb as much product as possible.

As always, talk to your Rao Dermatology consultant for a personalized skincare routine for your dermatologic health.


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