5 signs your skin is “stressed-out” + 5 ways to improve your skin condition

Today we’re talking about: How does stress affects your skin? What are the physical manifestation of stress on your face?And ways to manage and prevent these stress-induced skin concerns from the inside AND out.

In life, it’s inevitable that we get stressed—if anything, small dose of stress is good for us! But in this ever-changing, fast pace, hyperconnected world that we live in, it’s important for us to learn how to properly manage our stress and make time to take care of our inner and outer worlds, because beauty starts from “within” right?

Signs of a stressed-out skin

ACNE – When you stress, you produce stress hormones, which increase production of oil, making you more prone to pimples and breakouts

Quick fix:Use products with Salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide which helps unclog pores and remove dead skin


DULLNESS & DRYNESS – When you’re tense, the overproduction of stress hormones diminishes your body’s ability to retain water so your skin becomes dull and dehydrated

Quick fix: Products with hyaluronic acid to keep the skin nice and supple and plump with that H2O

TIRED EYES – Stress and anxiety → sleepless nights → tired, puffy eyes

Quick fix: Daily moisturizer with caffeine can help lighten and tighten the eye area

SKIN TEXTURE – Coarse, bumpy textured skin. Cortisol triggers elevation in blood sugar, which damages collagen and elastin. Constant muscle tension (furrowing brows or pursing lips) also leads to permanent wrinkling & fine lines

Quick fix: Exfoliate your skin and use facials or face steaming, also be mindful of making certain unconscious facial expressions

RASHES & HIVES – People who have skin conditions have been shown to have higher instances of anxiety and social avoidance, it’s all interconnected that stress and anxiety can impact skin conditions

Quick fix: Go for skincare products containing oatmeal, and use a humidifier when you sleep. Consume peppermint, chamomile and green tea which reduces redness

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For more information and detailed directions, watch full video here: 5 Signs + 5 Easy Cures to Prevent Stressed Skin & Acne


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