How to Combat Stressed-out Skin.
Ever wondered why every time you’re feeling stressed you have a break-out?
Aug 27th, 2021
Maybe you can’t stop scratching and picking at your face, or patches of eczema or psoriasis suddenly re-appear. You see your reflection in the mirror and not only do you feel stressed out, but you look it, too.
Unsurprisingly there is a direct correlation between feeling stressed and having skin flare ups. When we feel stressed our bodies respond with a chemical reaction. A signal is sent to brain which tells the body to releases various hormones—such as adrenaline, cortisol, and norepinephrine—which causes inflammation. It is these chemicals and the inflammation that affects the skin.
It can also be a vicious cycle; skin conditions may cause you to feel stressed as they affect your physical appearance and make you uncomfortable, impacting on everyday life, social activities and relationships.