How Stress Affects Our Skin And What We Can Do About It

How Stress Affects Our Skin And What We Can Do About It

You're not alone if you've lately said "I'm stressed out" — according to a large-scale survey conducted across India in 2020, the majority of the people of about 28 percent were stressed.  

Not only can stress create physical and mental symptoms like a racing heart, sweaty palms, and difficulty sleeping (yikes), but it can also have a negative impact on your appearance. Here, we'll look at how stress affects your face and how you may mitigate its effects.

Both acute and chronic stress have been shown to have detrimental impacts on general skin wellness, as well as exacerbate a variety of skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, and hair loss, according to research. 

It is not, however, a one-way street. Skin and hair follicles, according to research, have sophisticated processes for producing their own stress-inducing signals, which can then travel to the brain and sustain the stress response. 

Stress and our skin

You may have felt the link between the brain and the skin. Have you ever become so tense that you flushed or sweated? If that's the case, you've had an acute, short-term stress response. 

However, researches reveal that continuous exposure to psychological or environmental stressors can have long-term impacts on your skin that go beyond flushing — and may even harm your well being.

Since the facial skin is constantly exposed, it is more vulnerable to environmental stressors than any other organ and can respond by producing stress hormones. 

In response to ultraviolet light and temperature, the skin creates stress hormones and delivers those signals to the brain. As a result, psychological stressors can lead to stressed-out skin, and environmental stressors can lead to psychological stress via the skin, prolonging the stress cycle.

What other ways does stress affect your skin?

According to clinical research in healthy people, stress can disturb the epidermal barrier — the top layer of the skin that seals in moisture and protects us from damaging germs.  When the epidermal barrier is disrupted, it can cause itchy skin, as well as chronic skin disorders including eczema and wounds.

How to mitigate the damage caused?

Eczema has also been demonstrated to benefit from meditation and relaxation practices. Healthy lifestyle practices, such as a well-balanced diet and regular exercise, may also aid in the regulation of stress hormones in the body that will benefit your skin and hair.

In the first month, your eagerness to try new serums, exfoliating masks, and creams to mitigate that damage might make your skin gleam like a fresh jalebi. But, with time, that radiance slowly turns into an unhealthy gleam.

Your skin got extremely flaky, dry, and sensitive. If this is your story, we can help you get your original skin back in shape, if not better.   

We may wind up harming our skin barrier as a result of all our trials of the trendy new products advocated by our favourite beauty gurus. 

It could be due to overuse of retinol, over-cleansing, or combining acids to create that sophisticated 20-step skincare routine of your dreams. 

Aloe Vera has the solutions to all your woes. 

The benefits of using aloe vera on the face include:

  • Its anti-inflammatory characteristics can help wounds and damage heal faster by reducing pain, swelling, and soreness. 
  • It promotes collagen formation and release, and it can speed up the process.
  • It reduces the healing time of first- and second-degree burns. 
  • It is effective in treating fungal and bacterial infections. 
  • It has an antioxidant effect that can help repair sun damage and slow down the aging process of the skin. 
  • It protects the skin from the damaging effects of radiation therapy. 
  • It has an antioxidant effect that can help repair sun damage and slow down the aging process of the skin. 
  • It contains 98 percent water, which helps to moisturize, soothe, and hydrate the skin. It also aids in the flexibility of the skin. 
  • It relieves rashes and sunburns by cooling them off.

Aloe Vera is the holy grail of Ayurveda, when it comes to skin care, as it can repair all the damage caused by external factors, including stress. 

We all dream of clean, clear and healthy skin and as we go deeper inside the story we realise that there are not only one but millions of Organic Brands out there. 

Some are cheap with good and bad quality and some are fairly expensive but are not suitable for our Skin. What should we do? Well, when we talk about organic and ayurvedic products we know one thing for sure that it won't damage our skin and instead will give a radiant glow.

Asaagat has been using all the natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, Vitamin C and Essential Oils. It's a Mother's trusted Natural skincare brand that prides itself on making the most of what we have to offer every day. 

“Asaagat '' means that we go together & hence we grow. At Asaagat we aim to bring you simple, easy to use Ayurvedic products (paraben-free). The base of most of our products is the aloe vera plant “a miracle plant” with a remedy & cure for a lot of our external & internal problems.

Try the new Experience Mini Kit, by Asaagat that contains 3 premium natural products, all infused with Aloe Vera Gel that works wonders on your skin! 

Stay tuned for more skin care tips!

Shiba Fathima
Copywriter at Doval Enterprises

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