Feeling stressed from time to time is something that everybody encounters. Whether it be from a busy week of running kids around to sports, a heavy workload, or family drama, life can get stressful! Stress can become a problem for our health when it becomes chronic. Not only can constant stress cause negative consequences to your overall physical and mental health, but it can also do the same to your skin. In this week’s blog, we’ll dive into the relationship between stress and your skin, and how here at Andros MedSpa, you can tackle aspects of managing both!
How can stress affect my skin?
When someone is stressed, especially for an extended period, the chemicals that the body releases can lead to changes that negatively impact your skin and also can lead to harmful habits that affect your skin as well, chronic stress can present itself on your skin in multiple ways: acne, wrinkles, bags under the eyes, dry skin, and even rashes.
How does stress cause my skin to react?
When the brain is stressed, it releases a chemical called cortisol. In turn, your body’s glands produce more oil, which causes build-up and clogging inside the pores, otherwise known as acne. Stress can also lead people to develop poor sleep schedules, a poor diet, and even a drinking habit. All of these harmful habits that can stem from stress again are proven to cause and worsen acne. Related to these factors, stress can also cause the skin to lose its elasticity, causing bags under the eyes and wrinkles. It’s no secret that a lack of sleep can cause some serious bags under the eyes! Concerning bags and wrinkles, stress causes the proteins in the skin to change, which is responsible for the loss of elasticity. It also may cause people to furrow their brows, frown respectively, or even raise their eyebrows, which also contributes to the formation of wrinkles.
How can I combat the negative effect of stress on my skin?
Not only will lowering your stress levels have an overall positive effect on your physical and mental health, but your skin too! It is highly essential to make sure that you are taking care and time for yourself, and this is important not only to feel good but to look good too. Self-care can be incorporated into your daily life with simple breathing exercises, a bath, meditation, journaling, and many more beneficial practices. A particular way to help lower stress levels and take care of your skin at the same time is a trip to the spa! We offer various facials and masks that can provide you with a nice window of relaxation while improving your skin’s complexion and elasticity. Facials are a great excuse to have something to look forward to and are a fantastic way to treat and show some love to your skin. At Andros MedSpa, we offer facials that target numerous skin issues, whether it be acne, dryness, wrinkles, or even just a quick refresh!
Sometimes stress is just an unavoidable part of life – we get it! Though it is essential to know that enduring it for too long can impact your overall health and wellness significantly. That being said, feel free to give us a call to ask any questions regarding our facial and mask services, and of course, to book your appointment!
Until next week!