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Stress And What It Does To Your Skin

10/02/2017



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There is one key skin-damaging factor in your life that you can control…

You guessed it, stress!

Stress makes the body produce cortisol, which can throw off your hormones. Stress leads to the flare up of skin issues like acne, eczema, psoriasis and over time visible sagging, wrinkling, and loss of radiance in your skin. When you are under stress it seems nearly impossible to pull it all back together but, never fear, there are a few things you can do to decrease your stress, and keep your mind and skin feeling calm and youthful again!

Schedule “Me Time”

Simply take 15-30 minutes per day or more to find time for yourself… by yourself. Easier said than done but whether it be meditation, exercising, a relaxing day at the spa, hiking, or even a day at the beach find time for yourself to unwind. You’ll very quickly find your overall stress level plummeting.

Don’t Procrastinate

Putting things off can only increase the stress you experience. Try eliminating distractions or writing a to do list and scheduling things on your calendar. Make it a goal to get things done. Eliminating the added stress of rushing for a deadline will help tremendously.

Give Yourself Pep Talks

The worst critic that you have is YOU! Sometimes the stress in our lives comes from the way we think of ourselves and the work that we are doing. Make it a habit to tell yourself that things are possible and that you are doing just fine.

Take a Mini-Vacation…Can You Say Road Trip?

Getting away from your regular schedule can do wonders for the mind. It doesn’t have to be far or extremely expensive just something that will change your routine.

A Simple Hug

Remember when life was simple and hugs and kisses made everything better? Well as an adult that still applies. A hormone called oxytocin is released when you hug or snuggle up with someone, which reduces stress. Physical contact with someone can be a soothing experience especially when done with a loved one. So, go out there and get those hugs in.

Everyone is different so take control and figure out what works for you!



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