So you get into a skincare routine, and all is well. Seems like smooth sailing. All of a sudden, an uninvited visiter takes over your skincare regimen and breakouts happen. You haven’t changed your diet or skincare products, so what is going on? Come to think of it you’ve probably had a stressful day, week or even month. Does too much stress keep your acne company? you what they say about misery who loves company…
When your an adult, Stress is the main cause of acne. Stress actually interferes with your hormones and throws them off completely. Bummer I feel you!
Stress increases oil production in skin. Basically you being a nerve reck over life causes your pores to clog, which leads to breakouts of course. This is because of a stress hormone called cortisol, it litterally rises. Too much oil can actually “trick” the skin into thinking it’s dehydrated because water can’t reach the surface. So lets all try to come down.
Stress can cause Acne Scars. Most people when they are in a stressful situation, start to self destroy. They bite their nails and pick at their face. If there is a Acne scar trying to heal, don’t pick at it. If you have a pimple , don’t try to pop it either. This may cause scarring of the tissue.
Stress causes Acne to flares up within hours. Say you already have a minor breakout on your face, something stressful happens and all of a sudden your Acne just starts flaring up, sometimes it can even grow your pimple within hours. Scary I know. This is caused by the tiny receptors we all have in our skin cells. Thats why cooling down is quite important.
Stress is of course inevitable at times, so in case you are in a stressing situation use some of these types so cool off.
WHAT TO DO
Aloe Vera: 100% pure Aloe vera will help with any type of inflammation caused by stress. Use it as often as needed.
Stick to your routine: Although it will seem like your skincare routine has let you down, just keep at it, it helps heal and clarify your skin.
You time: Don’t forget to dedicate that time you need during the day to cool off. The best way is to do some yoga and or even meditate. This will work wonders not only for the skin but your entire body as well.
Lastly don’t touch your face, your hands are full of daily germs. So keep them away from you face.