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Let’s be honest…we all stress! Whether it’s due to our professional work, personal relationships, health, environmental and political issues- it exists. How we handle it reflects on our physical health. When you are stressed, the first place it shows is your face.

Ever had someone comment- are you ok? You don’t look well- this is the cause of stress showing on the most visible part of your body- the face.



When the body is stressed, it produces a hormone called Cortisol. This hormone is known to stimulate oil release from sebaceous glands. This increased oil production can clog pores and lead to acne- also known as “Stress Acne”.

Pair this along with lack of sleep, increased alcohol consumption, menstruation, and high levels of stress, all of which can make acne look and feel worse.



Other obvious aspects of stress showing on the face includes:




  • Wrinkles- when you stress, it causes changes to protein in your skin- thus affecting the skin's elasticity. Have you ever noticed when you frown or are visibly agitated that wrinkles/folds appear? Try practicing methods to help with stress such as deep breathing/ meditation, yoga, walking- any form of mindfulness to help ease stressful moments/time. Stress causes changes to the proteins in your skin and reduces its elasticity. This loss of elasticity can contribute to wrinkle formation.


  • Puffy Eyes- characterized by swelling/ visible eye bags and sagging skin. Stress and sleep deprivation increases the signs of aging, reduced elasticity and uneven pigmentation so be sure to get at least 8 hours sleep every night as well as using our renewing eye cream.





  • Stress plays a part in weakening the immune system which leads to a lack of bacteria in your gut. You may notice its effect on your skin when it appears to have redness or a rash. Stress has been known to cause eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.


  • The outer layer of your skin is known as the stratum corneum and contains proteins and lipids that are responsible for keeping your skin hydrated. If your skin is dry, it can become itchy which pushes us to unintentionally cause trauma to our skin by scratching and rubbing. Keep your skin hydrated by having a set skincare routine using: Cleanser, toner, hyaluronic acid serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen:



  • Something we can’t avoid but can protect against. Weather elements and smoke fumes all play a part in damaging our skin against free radicals. To protect your skin, always wear sunscreen.





Be sure to hydrate by drinking lots of water throughout the day- up to 8 glasses of water (1.5-2 liters) is recommended for all adults. Maintaining a healthy diet by having proper nutrients, balanced diet of protein, fruit and vegetables helps the skin to produce collagen and maintain its elasticity. 

To sum it up…stress is bad for our mental and physical health. Although we can’t avoid it, we can take steps to help prevent it…


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