Stress impacts Beauty! FULL-STOP.
We all are dealing with different kinds of stress, whether it’s related to our jobs, our families or the constant struggle to do it all. In a recent research Dr. Joshua Zeichner, the director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in dermatology at Mt Sinai Hospital, New York, states that “Stress is not our friend, neither for our mind nor for our skin.”
But what exactly about stress is messing with your skin? Read to find out.
- Stress triggers inflammation
Dr. Joshua Zeichner says she looks for a “deep and powerful connection” of the skin, mind and gut. According to her, when the mind perceives stress, it can slow down digestion in the gut. The longer the stress lasts, the more of an impact it can have on your digestion, and when your digestion is slowed, it can affect the bacteria in your gut. As a result of the internal inflammation the skin may break out in acne or experience flare-ups of psoriasis or eczema. More the stress-out more the breaking out too! Take it easy you guys!
- Stress Can Dry up your Skin
We all know how much we hate dry patches on our face, which make our skin look dull and damaged. Dr. Joshua Zeichner explains whenever the body feels it’s under stress you experience a spike in adrenaline. Adrenaline causes you to sweat more, she noted which makes you become dehydrated, because you’re losing a lot more water very quickly and If you’re not replenishing your body with water, you’re going to dry out. Many a times in our lives we all have experienced this situation but we are unaware of the fact why it is happening. Well now we know. Chill out folks, can you?
- Stress Can Result In Hair Fall
Well you all know about this one and how you all have been through this horrible experience. Some people might find their hair more oilier or drier than normal during times of stress, or usually stress takes a roll on the hair fall. Your scalp and your hair will definitely feel the effects of on how much stress you are taking. Hair fall is no not acceptable. Please take a chill pill and save your hair before you go bald!
- Stress Can Slow Down The Nail Growth
As our hair goes through the dreadful experience so do our nails, many of us still aren’t aware of this fact, well its true. Stress can slow down nail growth as well. The same way your body stops producing hair in times of stress, it also stops making nails. You don’t notice this because nails might not be you first priority. Nails can become brittle or start peeling during times of stress according to Scientific research.
And How Should We Take Care Of Our Skin When We Are Stressed?
In our opinion, we would recommend to aim to get a solid 7-9 hours of sleep, exercise three or four times a week and consider meditation or deep breathing exercises. All these things will eventually help you relax and calm down so that your skin doesn’t experience stress’ side effects.
WHAT DO YOU DO TO CLAM YOURSELF WHEN YOU ARE STRESSED? LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.