Whenever our bodies and minds experience a stressful time, it can cause breakouts and acne flare-ups. Stress can make our immune system vulnerable, which in turn, triggers inflammatory reactions and weakens skin against germs and bacteria. Using some topical benzoyl peroxide and consuming an anti-inflammatory diet can help combat and prevent stress-induced breakouts.
Stress also triggers and exacerbates rosacea, the condition that enlarges blood vessels in the face, which causes the skin to have a reddened, flushed appearance. Ask your dermatologist to prescribe something to soothe the redness and do things to help combat the stress, such as taking a relaxing bath with Epsom salts, which can also reduce the inflammation.
Stress can also reduce the blood flow in our bodies, as it can narrow our blood vessels to narrow and elevate our blood pressure and heart rate. This is bad for our entire bodies, as well as our skin. A reduction in blood flow results in increased signs of aging, such as pale coloring, dark circles under the eyes and in other areas, and a sunken appearance.
To fight these unattractive signs of stress, find some coping mechanisms that will boost your overall health as well. Regular exercise is an excellent way to promote healthy blood flow and decrease the effects of stress. Strive to incorporate all three pillars of fitness into the mix: cardio, strength and flexibility training. Other excellent options for reducing stress include regular meditation, socializing, spending time with pets, making time for hobbies and taking vacations when needed.
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