We all know that work, finances and relationships can cause stress on a daily basis. Stress can take a toll on our health and our bodies from both the inside and out. The more noticeable signs of stress damage are loss of sleep, grey hair, weight gain and hair loss. What we don’t always notice or associate with stress is the discoloration of our skin and decreased elasticity.
There are many things that cause stress to our skin. Besides our everyday struggles, stress can come from exposure to UV rays. Over time, this exposure leads to damage of the collagen and elastic structure of our facial skin. This can cause laxity and irregular discoloration. Stress also causes our blood pressure to increase, which can cause damages to the skin that begin from the inside and aren’t always noticeable right away.
A helpful tip for relaxing is to take a few deep breaths for 2-3 minutes every hour. While you’re doing this, try and think good thoughts and focus on things that make you happy. Working out, playing sports or reading in a quiet environment are also excellent stress relievers.
Whichever way you choose to relax, remember the food you consume also affects stress levels. Having a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water every day will naturally decrease stress levels and will help you have beautiful, healthy skin.
If previous stressors have caused discoloration and laxity in your skin, the Theraderm Skin Renewal System can combat these signs of aging. Used twice daily, this four-step system can restore skin health and repair the cumulative damage caused by sun exposure. Don’t forget to follow up your skin care routine with the application of sunscreen.