Is your skin stressed?

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.

Love your skin, love yourself!

Self care doesn’t mean self indulgence, It’s about giving your mind, body, and spirit what they need in order to thrive. Choose to take action to maintain good health inside and outside, because what you put in your body, how you treat your skin, your eating habits and your outlook to life, all have an effect in your overall health. Improving your self image, and quality of life will open the door to a more joyful life, with happiness and confidence.

To help you maintain a healthy body, healthy skin and healthy mind:

• Practice good sleep

• Eat well, replenish and hydrate

• Meditate or pray

• Spend time in nature

• Take a break from electronics and social media

• Exercise at least three times a week

• Choose organic foods 

• Use chemical free cleaning products to avoid carcinogens, hormone disruptors, neurotoxins, skin and respiratory irritants

• Use toxic free personal care and beauty products, mainstream products like  deodorants, toothpaste, perfumes,  makeup and skincare products are also filled with carcinogens synthetic preservatives, dyes, allergens and other harmful ingredients.   

Create a safe and healthy environment, enjoy, care, love yourself and live better!