The skin is the largest organ in our bodies, and it can show signs of stress in different ways, such as acne, psoriasis and eczema, or dermatitis. Our skin can’t tell the difference between different types of stress, physical, emotional, psychological and environmental.
Just as the rest of your body, the longer your skin endure stress, the more it takes a toll on it. Stress can trigger internal inflammations and imbalances that reflect on our skin.
Stress can slow down digestion. The longer the stress lasts, the more its effect on your digestion. These effects can disrupt the bacteria in your gut. An imbalance on your
gut bacteria, can cause internal inflammation that can show on your skin as flare-ups of acne, eczema or psoriasis.
When you are under stress, your body can also react by experiencing abrupt increase of adrenaline and cortisol, this can cause your skin to experience it to become very dry or excessively oily. Stress hormones can get triggered, also causing acne and eczema, or making existing conditions to worsen.
Take care of your body and your skin. Take time to relax, keep a well balanced diet and maintain a healthy skincare routine. Avoid skincare products with hormonal disruptors and toxic ingredients that can worsen the effects of stress on your skin.