Stress and fatigue are two of the most common things we all go through. Whether it’s school or work that’s taking up our energy, stress and fatigue does not do us any good. Although most people just sleep it off, there are those who just can’t de-stress effectively.
A person under a lot of stress tends to produce excess oil causing acne and other skin problems. Stress makes it impossible for blood to flow freely to the skin making the renewal process of skin cells slower. This makes the skin look older than it really easy and as a result, the aging process will be faster.
There are different skin ailments caused by stress. Apart from acne, cracking and dryness and the appearance of red patches on the skin can also happen. Rosacea can also occur –this is a facial rash that usually affects those who are in their mid-40s. Cold sores and warts can appear too. These skin ailments have different treatments but to avoid getting them, it would be best if you do not subject yourself to stress. The question is, how does one do that? Most people almost always deal with things that stress them out making stress relatively unavoidable. There are however ways for you to avoid it.
Sleep properly. A good 8 hours of sleep will do. Some people need only 5 to 6 hours of sleep though so this would depend on you. You should ask yourself how many hours of sleep you need to feel rested. Sleeping enough is good for the skin because if you are well rested, all bodily functions also work properly.
Drink your vitamins. Make sure that you get enough supplements so you don’t feel tired easily. Vitamins C and E are very important to keep your skin looking healthy.
Inhale, exhale. It may be time for you to do some breathing exercises for you to de-stress. Getting more oxygen for the body is not only good for your internal organs and your overall health but also a good way to keep your skin beautiful.
Exercise. This is probably one of the most hated piece of advice ever but exercise relieves stress and helps wounds heal faster –whether they are deep cut wounds or small ones. Basically, exercise improves the skin.