Stress can both cause and trigger premature aging, acne, eczema, rosacea, and vitiligo. Your skin and mood are so closely interconnected that when you experience intense negative emotions, your skin will show it.
When stressed out, your adrenal glands release the hormone cortisol. A surge in cortisol causes increased sebum production, which triggers acne. Anxiety about stress at work, school, and home can make eczema flare up. Dealing with visible symptoms of stress can trigger more issues, which can lead to even more stress. And stress negatively impacts your immune system. Being anxious or stressed can aggravate autoimmune conditions (including vitiligo and psoriasis).
To relieve stress – and keep your skin naturally glowing – use sleep, meditation, exercise and touch.
A good night’s sleep gives your skin time to rejuvenate. Optimally, you should get about 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night.
Meditation and moderate exercise are known to help you manage stress. Meditation helps boost your mood, decrease inflammation, and even lower yearly doctor visits! If you exercise every morning (without overdoing it), it can help balance your adrenal function to help you better cope with stressful situations.
Touch causes the release of hormones in your body that make you feel happy and connected. Reach out and tough someone and be touched too!
A short walk can always reduce stress as well as a hot bath or doing what you love to do! I love to dance so I put on the music and rock it out. Then I hit my big two person tub with one of my moisturizing bath bombs. Soaps and Such has handcrafted candles that will flicker and throw a great aroma, bath salts and bath bombs for that hot tub, a destress roll-on blend to use on-the-go, and a destress product line featuring basil and eucalyptus. The shop even has that cozy robe and slippers or that relax gift set for a friend. If you wish, check out our destress products by clicking this link CLICK HERE DE-STRESS
Let’s all try to de-stress!