Understanding Skin Stress
A combination of lifestyle factors such as - stress, lack of sleep, junk food; along with external factors such as dust and pollution can affect the skin, causing ‘Skin Stress’.
Understanding your skin type is the first step towards reducing the effects of skin stress. Read on to understand how skin stress affects your skin and the remedies to counter it.
Can stress cause skin problems?
Yes. A stressful lifestyle has a negative effect on the skin, just as it does on the mind. This effect, along with external factors such as pollution and dust leads to ‘skin stress’. Some of the signs that indicate ‘skin stress’ are pimples, pimple marks, blemishes, dark circles, blackheads, whiteheads, skin pigmentation and dark spots. In order to heal your skin, finding out what skin type your skin falls under is a good start.
Know Your Skin Type
If your skin has the tendency to feel dry and stretched when you wake up in the morning, then your skin should fall under the dry skin criteria. If you wake up with oily and sticky skin often, you have oily skin. During this observation, if you find that your skin feels neither too dry nor too oily in the morning, then you have the normal skin type.
Each skin type faces its share of skin problems, especially in the absence of a suitable skincare routine. Once you know what your skin type is, you can move to the next step - which is getting a clear picture of all the factors that are leading to skin stress.
How to reduce the effects of stress on your skin
Ideally, how your body will combat skin stress is also dependant on external factors such as the amount of sunlight, dust and pollution your skin is exposed to and internal factors such as the amount of water you consume on a daily basis. It is always best if these two elements are inversely proportional to each other – the more water you drink and the less sunlight, dust and pollution your skin is exposed to, the better your skin’s ability to combat skin stress.
The amount and the quality of sleep also play a vital role in healing your skin and helping you get rid of skin problems such as pimples, pimple marks, dark circles, blackheads, whiteheads, skin pigmentation and dark spots. So getting enough sleep every night is an important stressed skin remedy.
You may get caught up in working towards your goals and dreams. Practically, it may be difficult to completely avoid sunlight, dust and pollution and not everyone may be consistent in drinking enough water, every single day. There will be those days where you just can’t get enough sleep. The good news is that your skin stress has a solution.