How Stress Effects Your Face
- Many major illnesses such as heart disease, strokes, depression, anxiety and obesity are caused by stress. Too much stress can rapidly age the body and can show severely on the face.
- Stress causes the body to release free radicals and circulation becomes poor so toxins aren’t removed from the skin. When stressed essential nutrients are redirected to your vital organs such as your heart and brain. If this goes on for an extend period of time, the skin can become dull and sallow, causing it to sag and appear aged. The skins natural production of collagen and elastin slows down and the skin becomes dehydrated and breakouts can occur. Stress can also cause hormonal changes, leading to acne, eczema or sore skin.
- You tend to frown and squint more when stressed which causes fine lines and wrinkles to appear. You eyes will look tried and puffy and your overall face will appear older.
- To help reduce your stress levels, try yoga, meditation or deep breathing.
- Deep breathing increases the supply of oxygen to your brain and helps you to feel calm. Try this deep breathing technique for an immediate calming effect. Seated, inhale slowly for the count of 5, then exhale slowly for the count of 8, repeat as many times as you need to feel calmer.