The pandemic was just stressful for many people. Staying in the house for months has somehow affected people’s mental health. The insecurity has led to stress that somehow shows on our faces. If you’ve had pale skin or slight eruptions on the surface, these are the first signs of stress. Also read – Coronavirus vaccine for smokers: Research suggests that those who smoke should receive COVID jab as a priority
Stress causes a hormonal imbalance that leads to acne, skin rashes, hair loss and loss, and various other skin breakouts. It is imperative that the people in the home perform good skin care regimes. Staying indoors does not necessarily mean that you can go without skin and hair care or overlook them. These are prone to more damage due to stress. One should follow a rigorous, if not elaborate, skin care routine that includes cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. Also read – ‘Coronavirus Vaccines Greatly Safe, Only 0.18% Adverse Events’: The Center removes fears about the safety of Jab
Most importantly, Geetanjali Shetty, the consulting dermatologist and beautician on behalf of Cetaphil India shares: keep yourself hydrated with water and plenty of fluids! Also read – Uttarakhand schools will reopen for grades 6 through 9, 11 from February 8th. The government issues SOPs
Side Effects of Stress – Oily Skin & Acne
Acne and oily skin are the most common side effects of stress. When our body is stressed, it releases cortisol, which is our fighting or flight hormone. The cortisol (stress hormone) weakens the immune system of the skin and leads to oxidative (free radicals) stress, which manifests itself in wrinkles, lines and dull skin. It also increases inflammation in the body and conditions like eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis can flare up.
With the skin, stress can be clearly seen in various forms such as skin reddening, acne, etc. For breakouts and breakouts, it is better to avoid peeling and clean the face three times a day. Likewise, people with dry skin should try to wash their face with a foaming cleanser only twice a day. Should your skin need a little boost and indulge in vitamin C to combat the loss?
When you know you are about to experience a stressful period, take the time to do activities that will help you feel calm and rested – your skin will thank you for it.
Home remedies for acne
It is very important to find out who you are exposed to and when. Stick to your skin care regimen – cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing – and have sunscreen handy for those times when you may need to hit the grocers quickly. Even if you don’t wear makeup, sweat, sebum, and dirt will still build up on your face as the day progresses.
Finally, it’s important to stay away from fried and spicy foods. Vitamin E is a superfood for your skin – you can apply it topically or consume it with foods rich in vitamin E like almonds, corn oil, cod liver oil, hazelnuts, lobster, peanut butter, safflower oil, salmon steak, and sunflower seeds. The most important thing to keep in mind is to keep yourself hydrated – drink plenty of water, juices, and liquids.
(With inputs from IANS)