If you’re feeling stressed out, it’s highly likely that your skin is too.
Think about it… A lot of nerve endings are connected to your skin… It’s the reason you blush when you’re excited or embarrassed; so it stands to reason that your skin will also react to other emotions and feelings such as anxiety, stress and exhaustion.
When you’re stressed, your brain releases the hormone cortisol into your bloodstream. This can affect your skin in several ways…
- It can increase oil production in your skin, causing breakouts.
- It can cause inflammation, breaking down collagen leading to dryness and fine lines.
- It can dilute blood vessels causing redness and aggravating rosacea. Read more about rosacea HERE.
How we can help you:
Call in to see us and we’ll prescribe a skincare routine tailored for you. We will happily guide you in the application of prescription products which can help with acne, rosacea, ageing and stressed skin. Skin Medica, Aspect Dr and PCA Skin products have been selected for use in our clinic because they literally do what they say on the packet; all have proven results, and each of these skincare companies puts their money into science rather than fancy packaging and branding.
If your skin has seen the result of too much stress over the years book a consultation with David, he can advise you on a cosmedical treatment plan; one of several solutions that may be offered is Fractora Firm, a natural and effective treatment that reverses the signs of aging (often stemming from stress). This clinically advanced skin care treatment is designed to revitalise and renew your skin, allowing you to look good and feel great!
How you can help yourself:
- Routine… No matter how tired or stressed you are, always follow your skincare routine, remove your make-up and the daily grime. Don’t use soap, this will only exacerbate any skin conditions. Ensure that your skincare regime is tailored for you… Did we mention we can help with that?!
- Treat your stressed skin from the inside out; aim to significantly reduce or eliminate caffeine, alcohol, sugar and processed foods from your diet. Instead feed your face with foods that are great for your skin! Check out THIS ARTICLE from our blog archives.
- Workout! Exercise is good for your skin and the rest of your body.
- Take 5 minutes. For yourself! Meditate, read a book, have a cup of green tea or simply breathe deeply.
- Be a sleeping beauty. Inadequate levels of sleep can seriously increase your body’s production of cortisol. So make your bedroom your haven and settle in!