Mental health does affect our lives in many different ways, ranging from relationships that we form, to work performance. While we are all trying to avoid fatty meals and other food that could irritate our skin in the form of pimples or dry patches, we have to be aware that mental health can influence greatly our skin. Skin scrubber does help a lot when it comes to physical cleaning of your skin, but bear in mind that you must not be nervous just because the plate slipped out of your hands and broke in pieces on the floor. Experts agreed that depression, anxiety, stress and other psychological factors influence your skin health on a large scale. The main thing you can do is to be at least a bit more relaxed.
Acne – usually provoked by chronic inflammation
We all do remember when we were teenagers and you just wake up in the morning with a big pimple in the middle of your forehead? All acne are caused by the inflammation, and stress and anxiety cause chronic body inflammation, which makes glands to produce more oil that stuck in your pores and make a problem. This is the perfect spot for bacteria growth and that causes an additional problem to your skin. This leads to more serious inflammation that you don’t want, so try to be more relaxed instead of worried about different things, especially those that you cannot influence or change.
Psoriasis and eczema – lack of hyaluronic acid caused by traumas
When your body does not produce enough of hyaluronic acid, which is your body’s natural moisturizer, it can lead to rosacea, eczema or psoriasis and that reflects on your largest organ, making it itchy and red. Traumas, state of shock, grief and anxiety can cause your skin to stop producing the acid and that causes a series of other problems that come along. Have in mind that various skincare products will not help you until you solve your problems in head, and get rid of traumatic memories. Of course, you cannot delete those just like that, but if needed, try some of the psychotherapy exercises that might help you to overcome the trauma.
Premature aging – anxiety and stress
No one likes to look older than he/she is, but our lives sometimes prepare a set of traumas, stressful situations and anxiety that something bad could happen. For those that don’t know – you would not have been older (at least physically) if there hadn’t been a hormone that is charged for the aging process, as well as stressful situations. Cortisol is a hormone that is released during stressful situations when your body is shocked. Cortisol is also responsible for the aging process of your skin, as it increases wrinkles and pigmentation. When the level of cortisol is high, anti-aging hormone DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) decreases and that is why you are starting to look much older than you actually are. The key thing is to be relaxed, using different techniques of relaxation.