Impact of Stress on your Skin & Ways to Fix them

All around us, things are contributing to our stress. Although we choose to ignore it, stress can have very devastating effects. Also, it could be difficult to explain to others, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that all is in your head. Researchers have revealed that the body goes through a lot of changes when under stress, damaging your skin and hair. So if you don’t keep those stress levels under check, this stress can devastate your beauty. Here are some ways this stress can affect your skin along with the ways you can counteract them.

Eye Bags

Your task list could have a lot of weight on your mind, which could keep you up for hours, preventing you from getting any sleep. This could result in the fluid pooling below the lower eyelid, creating a puffy mess. The stomach sleepers will get it even worse, thanks to gravity.

To prevent this from happening, make sure that you get at least 8 hours of sleep. Make sure to turn off any electronic devices an hour before you go to sleep. During this hour you can make yourself a nice cup of caffeine less chamomile tea to alleviate your tensions and calm you before bed. If you still wake up with puffy eyes in the morning, hold the back of cold spoon to the lower eyelid area to help the drainage of the fluid.


The chemical reaction caused by stress can help promote skin issues regardless of your proneness towards eczema, psoriasis or acne. Stress releases cortisol, which can throw off the balance of other hormones in your body causing acne breakout all over your body. Also, stress can mess up the balance of the good and the bad bacteria inside your gut, resulting in acne all over your body.
To get rid of these, practice deep breathing. Inhale to fill you belly, hold for a few seconds and exhale through the mouth. It will help calm anxiety. Throughout the day drink a lot of water and eat a balanced diet, since the body fails to properly handle stress without proper nourishment.

A Flushed Face

When in stress, people tend to take shorter, shallower breaths and even hold their breath for short time periods which can produce redness on your face.

When in stress try to remember to breath in elixirs such as the ones which contain patchouli and chamomile, which help alleviate the situation and keep you from getting super stressed. Although it sounds naively simple, it is integral for a properly functioning system along with lower stress levels.

These are just some of the ways stress can manifest on your skin. Other ways include deep groves on your nails, thinning of hair, gray hairs, fine lines, hives & rashes along with dry and flaky skin. Either try to keep calm and carry on, or if you feel like the situation getting out of hands and you don’t have enough time feel free to contact Dermatologist Dr. Shumaila Khan at Skin and Laser clinic in Islamabad – Dermalase for quick and long lasting fixes.