Stress affects every single organ in your body, and that includes your skin. It can cause your skin to break out in splotches, rashes, and bumps. It can also cause dry skin and even be responsible for dark circles under your eyes.
Stress can cause premature aging in the form of wrinkles. It can also cause you to break out in pimples, even if you don’t normally have them. When you are under stress, your body releases cortisol, which causes your skin to produce more oil.
Stress can also have negative impacts on your immune system. When your immune system is compromised, it becomes harder for your skin to heal blemishes, pimples, rashes and even small cuts or scrapes. Stress eating also impacts your skin’s health by interfering with your nutrition.
Learn effective ways to manage your stress to get the healthy glowing skin you want!
Once you learn to manage stress, its negative effects on your skin could disappear.
In a perfect world, you have time to balance your career, family, house, exercise and still have enough time to read or meditate. But this is the real world, and you probably feel frazzled trying to keep it together!
Find what works for you to reduce stress. For many people, exercise is the solution. Others find solace in meditating or taking a nap. Maybe you have a hobby that will relieve tension? For some, spending time with friends and family is a great way to relieve stress.
Once you find your way to relieve stress, it’s vital for your health that you keep it up and always make time for it.
Trying to live by some kind of arbitrary code of perfection will squash your creativity and leave you exhausted. It creates an obsession for getting everything just right and leaves no room for improvisation or creativity.
Perfectionism makes people feel judged, which is terrible for stress levels: theirs and yours. It doesn’t allow you to delegate, making you assume responsibility for more tasks than could ever be reasonable for one person–this will skyrocket your stress.
The bottom line is: Trying to be perfect will prevent you from reaching your goals and affect your relationships. And ultimately, striving for perfection all the time will simply cause you too much stress!
We’re very excited to have Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo as a speaker for The Glowing Skin Summit (register now for free!). Learn about what it takes to get the healthy skin you’ve always wanted. Take a proactive approach for your skin health and maintaining a healthy glow. Sign up now to hear from Dr. Lombardo and many other amazing health experts who know how to guide their patients to success. Make a move towards a healthy life today!
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