The spot that appears on your skin when you feel stressed or under pressure is not a coincidence. How we feel has a direct impact on our skin. Read on to discover 3 ways stress shows on your skin and how to deal with it
Although stress can trigger many skin conditions, not enough importance is placed on the psychological effects resulting from skin conditions, according to a survey made by the British Skin Foundation.
How stress can affect your skin
Stress and the skin are more closely linked than you think. When facing an embarrassing or pressure situation, you are more prone to skin conditions because these bad moments can cause every blood vessel in your skin to instantaneously open up leading to skin conditions like acne. Also, you can be more affected if you have a genetic predisposition to skin conditions, that is why it is important to find a way to deal with stress since it can turn into a cruel vicious cycle.
Prof. Bewley, a dermatologist from The Royal London Hospital explains: “We don’t often know which comes first, the stress or the skin problem.”There is probably a cycle that forms where stressful events or pressures lead to skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis or itching and then, having the condition is stressful and exacerbates it further,” he adds.
How stress shows on your skin
Dry, itchy skin
Research, carried out on over 2000 adults, found that 44 percent of people who have dry, itchy skin also reported feeling stressed daily. Yes, you are not alone! How you feel can affect your skin and make it drier than usual and even itching.
Eczema can also be caused by stress. It refers to many skin conditions such as allergic, inflamed skin causing redness, chronic itching, blistering, and flaking. And the most important symptom is irritation.
Moreover, it can also show:
- Adult acne
How to deal with stress
If you feel better, your skin will look better so it is important to learn how to deal with stress. Although there are many different ways, one that seems to be a powerful way is meditation. Learn how to start meditation here.