Juggling a stressful lifestyle can have a major effect on your health. Some may suffer with a lack of sleep, poor diet or swollen glands; all aspects that can have a detrimental effect on your skin. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed by continuous stress or stressful periods like wedding planning, a new job or moving house, here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to looking after your skin.

Tired eyes

As the result of not getting enough sleep, you could end up with puffy, tired eyes and dark circles. A hydrating, soothing eye cream will help with tiredness, while a colour correcting concealer is a god-send for fixing dark circles. Drinking lots of water will also help to brighten your eyes.

Dry skin

If you’re prone to dry skin, stress can make it much worse. The best way to alleviate dry skin is to moisturise. Extra nourishing face masks are also a welcome treat for skin craving hydration.

Acne

Breakouts regularly occur during stressful episodes. If spots tend to appear on your jawline or chin, this is due to hormones. When your body feels stressed, a hormone called cortisol is produced which leaves it more likely to suffer from blemishes.

How to deal with the effects of stress

It’s best to try and deal with stress directly to eliminate the effects it has on the skin. In the meantime, yoga and meditation are just two things you can try which will help you to relax and relieve the symptoms. Alternatively, any form of exercise is great as your body will release endorphins, your body’s natural pain and stress fighters.

For your skin, ensure you are using effective skincare products that are tailored to your skin type. This will aid clean skin and alleviate any impurities. Microdermabrasion is fantastic for getting a really deep clean and removing dead skin cells and debris. Find your nearest therapist offering SkinBase treatments.

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