Chronic stress can cause problems with your skin. Your skin is your body’s largest organ. External issues with your skin can be a warning sign to how your skin is battling within. It’s important to note that your diet and skin care products can also play a role in your skin care problems, but stress is usually the main reason.
Here’s some helpful tips to recognize stress that can cause harm to your skin:
• Overexposure to ultraviolet radiation may lead to sunburns, blemishes, moles, and even skin cancer. Some solutions may be to wear the proper sunscreen and reduce time in the direct sunlight.
• Stress in our lives can cause extra-irritated skin, such as hives, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and rosacea which are often a result of inflammation. A possible solution is to practice long-term stress management, such as meditation or yoga.
• Stress can also cause acne flareups as well. A possible solution is to find an acne treatment to help clear up your skin.
• Stress can also cause a waxy scalp, hair loss, and peeling nails. A possible solution is to visit a licensed dermatologist to properly diagnose the problem and give you a prescription to help cure it.
Unfortunately, stress does not manifest the same in every person, but every person does experience some level of stress throughout life. It is important for you to recognize the signs of stress by observing your daily skin care routine. Remembering to care for yourself, and for your skin, is one of the small ways in which you can slowly reclaim control of your life.