When you're stressed, it can wreak havoc on your skin. Here's how it goes down: Your brain releases cortisol, a stress hormone that does some important stuff in your body. But sometimes, cortisol sticks around longer than it should after a stressful event. This triggers your immune system to go into overdrive and messes with the protective barrier of your skin.
And guess what? That extra cortisol can lead to acne. It revs up oil production in your hair follicles and sebaceous glands, causing those pesky pimples to pop up at the worst times. Plus, stress throws off the balance of bacteria in your gut, which can make acne worse.
But wait, there's more! Stress also slows down the healing process of your skin. So when you try to pop a zit or mess with your skin when you're stressed out, it takes longer for those wounds to heal and leaves you with red, irritated skin.
And let's not forget about inflammation. Stress is like a trigger that makes our skin misbehave in all sorts of ways. If you're prone to eczema, rosacea or peri-oral dermatitis (those irritating patches around the nose and mouth), stress may be what sets off those symptoms.
Oh, and did I mention that stress can cause dryness too? Cortisol messes with hyaluronic acid production and makes it harder for our bodies to retain water. So yeah, constant stress can leave you with dull and dehydrated skin.
But don't worry! There are ways to combat these effects of stress on the skin. Taking care of yourself through relaxation techniques, proper skincare routines, and maybe even incorporating products with hyaluronic acid will help keep your skin happier even during stressful times!
Products to use particularly during stressful seasons of life.
Any of the glō hydrosols because they work on an aromatherapeutic level to relax and increase serotonin while also topically calming irritated skin. Deep Repair serum can be applied after your hydrosol misting to lock in that soothing moisture.Follow your Deep Repair with Regenerative Oil or Moisture Mask which is also rich in hyaluronic acid for that soothing and rich moisturization. All topicals aside, don't forget to get plenty of sleep and take your supplements for stress support: Magnesium, GABA, vitamin B complex and sip stress support herbal teas to keep hydrated! Your adrenals and skin will thank you with peace of mind, and radiance.
Take good care of yourself, be kind to yourself and others and give love often!