Stress not only affects your mood it also causes a chemical response in your body. The hormone cortisol is triggered by stress. Cortisol tells your body to make more oil which then makes your skin greasy and can cause spots and acne-breakouts.
Other skin conditions affected by stress include eczema or rosacea, so, if you want to take care of your skin you need to take care of yourself as well. Try and identify the reasons behind your stress so you can take action to remove the cause and relieve stress symptoms.
Make a mental note of how much tea, coffee and other caffeine drinks you’re having each day. Caffeine can inhibit the absorption of calming hormones and increase adrenaline and cortisol. If you’re feeling stressed try to limit your caffeine intake so that you are not using it to increase your energy levels.
Take A Walk
Walking is a great way to reduce stress. If you live near a park, take some time out for a stroll or you could even use a walking app to discover new walking routes. Use SPF30 on your face to protect your skin, even during cooler months.
Make time for yourself, even if you only have a short amount of time. Read a chapter of a book, listen to the radio, watch something that will make you laugh, or give a good friend a call for a chat. You could also look into techniques that can help you manage your stress like pilates, yoga, meditation or mindfulness.
Your Beauty Routine
Keep up with your beauty routine, it will help you to feel better about yourself. If you have the time, book some treatments so that you can relax and improve your skin at the same time. SkinBase facials can be used to help with a number of skin issues and they are relaxing too.
If your stress is caused by problems at work or at home, try to start a conversation about how you’re feeling. Talk to your partner or your boss at work. It could be that because you’re keeping it to yourself, nobody realises you’re stressed.