5 Ways Stress Affects Your Looks

We all have stress in our lives and since you can’t avoid your job, bills, and life in general, the best thing to do is to learn how to manage your stress. This includes things like eating healthy, getting enough sleep and exercising regularly. If you don’t learn to manage it, signs that you are stressed will start to show up in ways that you won’t necessarily like, like these:

  1. Bags under your eyes

When we’re stressed, we typically have trouble sleeping at night. If you’re not sleeping enough, the fluids that your body tends to process during sleep end up pooling under your eyes causing the dark, puffy, under-eye circles.

  1. Dry Skin

When we don’t sleep, we tend to consume more caffeine which can easily lead to dehydration. You can read out recent article, H-2-0-Yeah! to see what exactly happens to our skin when it’s dehydrated, how to stay hydrated in general and how to keep your skin hydrated.

  1. Acne

Stress releases cortisol which throws off your other hormones. When our hormones are out of whack, our skin breaks out. Additionally, we tend to eat sugary foods when we are stressed which can cause breakouts too.

  1. Fine lines on your face

Not only does cortisol affect your hormones, it also causes weight gain, high blood pressure and collagen breakdown. Collagen is what gives our skin strength and elasticity. The less elasticity, the more wrinkles.

  1. Eczema

Stress causes skin conditions like eczema and rosacea to flare up. Once again, cortisol is the reason for this as it weakens your immune system.

If it’s too late and you’re already seeing the affects of stress, we can help! We offer treatments by themselves and several treatment packages where services, such as MicroResurfacing and MicroNeedling, are coupled together for optimal results. No matter which of these five signs you’re seeing we have a service that is right for you. Come in for a free consultation so we can assess your problem areas and recommend the right treatment or combination of treatments.