The negative impact of stress on one’s physical as well as mental health are immense. Stress is a very common human condition that is mostly inevitable in such times of constant pressure. Chronic stress harms your skin and manifests into showing on the face in two particular ways. Firstly, the hormones that your body releases when you feel stressed result in a few physiological changes which negatively impact your skin. Secondly, the feeling of stress also leads to the inculcation of bad habits, such as biting one’s lips and grinding one’s teeth during sleep.
From the prevalence of dry skin to having bags under the eyes, the consequences of stress are plenty. However, one must be aware of the adverse effects of stress on the skin. As it isn’t just detrimental for one’s mental peace, but is also very problematic for your skin and its texture.
Health Shots got in touch with naturopathy expert Dr Gagan Bhatia, who listed various reasons one needs to live a stress free life for the sake of their skin and its beauty.
Dr Bhatia says, “The body will always respond to the changes that occur in one’s psychological state. Whenever you feel under some stress, the sympathetic nervous system of your body releases hormones like cortisol and adrenaline into your body. These hormones are responsible for the production of oil in your skin glands, which leads to clogged pores and acne breakouts.”
“This ultimately has a very negative impact on one’s skin. Sometimes, various kinds of psychological conditions can also cause internal inflammation. Stress further increases the inflammation because of the gut-skin connection. It adversely impacts the balance of bacteria in one’s gut and leads to more inflammation, which causes external skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis flare-ups and much more,” he adds.
“Needless to state the obvious, stress is an unavoidable part of life. However, one doesn’t have to pave the way for the stress to become a chronic problem, lest it may leave a lasting impression on your face,” advises Dr Bhatia.
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