Stress is detrimental to your skin. It has been scientifically proven that the hormone cortisol literally gets under your skin and makes you age faster.
Here are 5 signs that you need to watch out for:
1. Dry Skin
Cortisol damages the skin’s ability to hold on to water. Having chronic stress increases this hormone.
2. Lines and Wrinkles
An elevation in blood sugar can be triggered by cortisol. This damages collagen and elastin, the protein fibers that plump skin and keep it smooth. Constant muscle tension also leads to permanent wrinkling.
When you’re under duress, increased blood flow occurs causing your capillaries to expand. Stress can also trigger rosacea, or flushing. And did you know that stress weakens your immune system too?
Of course, we all know that when you’re stressed, breakouts happen.
5. Tired Eyes
Anxiety can absolutely bring about many sleepless nights. And this in turn creates puffiness around the eyes.
Now that you know what to watch out for, you can apply home therapies or get professional services to counter these not-so-pretty effects from stress.