That spot or itch you get when you're under pressure is not your imagination.
There's a strong link between stress and your skin, and therefore your skin and mental health, but you can beat it.
Stress can cause skin conditions, and skin disease cause more stress, and often that stress turns into a mental health issues - it's a vicious cycle.
From itching to sports, psoriasis to eczena, stress can exacerbate existing skin conditions and even trigger new ones in people who have a genetic predis- position to them.
What's more in cruel vicious cycle, once those skin problems start to show, the resulting stress from them can make the condition worse.
Let's take a close look at some of the ways stress can show on your skin and keep reading for the steps you can take to break the cycle.
Prolonged stress leads to hyper physiological levels of cortisol .
This alters the effectiveness of cortisol to regulate both the inflamatory and immune response because it decreases tissue sensitivity to cortisol.
As the human body heals, inflammation becomes a response from to stress.
2. Cause Wrinkles To Your Skin
Stress causes changes to the proteins in your skin and reduces it's elasticity.
This loss of elasticity can contribute to wrinkle formulation. Stress may also lead to repeated furrowing of your brow that may also contribute to the formation of wrinkles.
3. Wreak Havoc On Your Nails.
Fingernails and toenails are closely related to hair, just as your hair might fall out after an illness or a prolonged period of stress, your nails can also exhibit symptoms.
Most frequently, stress will cause side-to-side lines to appear on your nails.
4.Dry your Skin Out.
As a result of stress, you're likely to experience a spike in adrenaline and cortisol.
An increase in adrenaline which leads to more sweat activating the eccrine glands the sweat glands, making you become dehydrated, because you're loosing a lot of more water very quickly.
Here are three ways to cope.
• Exercise daily but don't overdo it.
Any moderate exercise done for 20 to 30 minutes daily will settle down the sensitivity of the nervous system and this will have a positive affect on the health.
Exercise not only reduces the inflamatory load within the skin, it also increases it's lipid content from the inside out which stops skin getting o dry.
Do be aware though, that too much exercise could make a skin condition worse because of the stress it places on the body.
• Go easy on alcohol.
Alcohol causes vasodilation, which means it will increase blood flow to the skin.
That increases the body's inflammatory burden and also negativity affects the peripheral nerves and the central nerve that are helpful for a healthy skin.
In short alcohol exacerbates any inflammatory skin condition.
• Get mindful for ten minutes a day.
Controlling your stress will help control your skin condition.
The good news is, it doesn't take much mindfulness medication practice to help your skin symptoms calm down, just ten minutes a day is plenty.
Even just sitting down, taking deep breaths and chilling out regularly can be enormously beneficial and help skin disease or dryness and itching.
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