Being under too much stress can eventually take a toll on your health. Stress has been co-related to several physical and mental health problems. But did you know that stress can also lead to problems, such as acne, brittle nails or even hair loss?
Modern work culture demands a presentable physical appearance at workplaces. This is the possible reason many young professionals are very careful about their looks. So, while you take efforts to work on your looks, just pause for a while and observe closely if any of the beauty disasters you have been battling lately are signaling the need to de-stress.
Here are six ways too much stress can mess with your beauty and looks.
At times we casually curse the weather or even our shampoo for our messed up mane, but little do we care to blame our stressful lifestyle. When we are under too much stress, a large number of hair follicles go into a resting phase. Within a few months, affected hair starts to fall out suddenly on simply combing or washing the hair. This could happen as the body simply shuts down production of hair during periods of stress as it is not necessary for survival.
Imagine an embarrassing moment when an office colleague stares at the white flakes fallen on your clothes! Dandruff is a common complaint and is suffered by as many as 50 percent of the population at some time during their life. It causes significant discomfort due to itching in the scalp. Experts suggest that too much stress is one the most common factors that aggravate scalp itchiness and dandruff.
According to scientists higher levels of sebum (oil) produced during stressful times could be responsible for acne flare-ups. In one study nearly 67 percent of final year medicine students reported acne flare-ups due to increased stress of examinations. Several studies have shown that psychological stress can alter the immune functions of the skin and thus be responsible for acne production. Fight acne with healing facial
Too much stress causes increase in the level of the body’s stress hormone (cortisol). This in turn causes an increase in oil production, which can lead to oily skin and other related skin problems. Facial is one of best ways to nourish your skin. Try a Facial that suits your skin type
Stress is associated with brittle and peeling nails. Many people also develop nail biting as a stress-relieving habit. Nail-biting is one of the nervous-habits, which surely is embarrassing when done in public or at workplaces. In extreme cases nail-biting habits can cause injuries to surrounding tissues.
As we age, our skin loses its moisture and becomes dry. A change in the lower dermal layers of skin also causes wrinkles to appear. However, stressful lifestyle makes many people look much older than their actual age. Stressful lifestyle along with factors such as poor diet, inadequate sleep, smoking etc. speeds up the process of ageing with some distinct signs of skin ageing including wrinkles. Try our Age-Reversal programme to correct signs of skin ageing