“Don’t frown, your face could stay that way,” this is a phrase, which is in fact, is very true. Stress causes frowning; and over time our facial muscles can actually conform to that movement.
Stress happens when we feel that we can’t cope with pressure of new circumstances we are confronted with. And it is this pressure that directly reflects on your health, and appearance of your skin and body. Stress weakens the immune system, makes us vulnerable to anxiety and depression, and also makes us look years older than we are.
How Stress Affects Your Skin
When stressed, the epidermal layer of the skin, which blocks the penetration of bacteria and other pathogens into the skin, gets impaired. Our skin also starts producing oil from stress hormone, cortisol, causing numerous skin damages.
Fine lines and Wrinkles: Once the stress hormones are activated in our body, our body cells begin to inflame. This leads to collagen depletion, and reduction in blood circulation and growth hormone, all of which are key ingredients for younger looking skin. Stress also shortens protein camps at the ends of chromosomes. When these protein camps become too short, they get damaged and eventually die, causing very deep and noticeable frown lines.
Dark circles: During stress, sleep becomes elusive. The effect of too little sleep even for just one night leads to puffy eyes and sallow skin.
Acne: Breakouts and acne also usually happen when we are stressed. Stress releases hormones that thicken hair follicle cells and increase oil production.
Dull and Dry Skin: Too much cortisol causes free radicals to build up and these in turn damage skin cells, causing skin to look dull and lifeless.
What can we do?
Stress is part of living. But instead of giving in to it, just by choosing to function appropriately, we can feel so much less stressed and appear younger.
Laugh your guts out
Start concentrating on your breathing
Get more sleep
Surround yourself with the most positive people you know
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