Stress Causes Skin Inflammation
It’s normal to feel stress and anxiety. However, 78% say the global pandemic is a significant source of mental stress that has made a tremendous impact on everyday life and our wellbeing. A research show that chronic stress causes a continuous release of cortisol and adrenaline into the bloodstream, which is damaging for the body if left unresolved. It decreases immune defense and digestion, increases blood sugar and blood pressure, and exaggerates fear and/or anxiety. Our skin is very sensitive to these changes and can easily develop inflammation in a form of acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, and other skin conditions.
Stress Coping Strategies
Staying calm can go a long way for your physical and mental health. Experts say that changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important whenever you feel overwhelmed. There are also some key ingredients that can help restore a sense of calmness.
Plant extracts including the Chamomile and Lavender provide soothing properties to help increase relaxation. In tea form, they have been used for centuries to promote relaxation and treat conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, stress and depression. When sprayed around your house or on your pillow they create a calming atmosphere.
As the body’s “stress hormone”, cortisol provides the body with quick bursts of energy, DHEA is your body’s anti-cortisol hormone. DHEA promotes a sense of relaxation and decreased pain. DHEA also supports insulin sensitivity, boosts immune function, and promotes a sense of wellbeing. It is important that cortisol and DHEA levels remain in proper ratios in order to maintain the optimal balance that is required by the body.
High levels of antioxidants are known to be associated with good health. On the contrary, anxiety is thought to be correlated with a lowered total antioxidant state. Foods rich in antioxidants may help ease the symptoms. Their neutralizing effect also help protect the body from oxidative stress. Vitamin A, C and E and Green Tea have multiple calming benefits for both your body and skin.
You can also nourish your skin at home to bring it to its natural, peaceful state with
Valeriya Life™ practices an integrative approach for skin and body wellness by assessing and managing stress level, toxin load, gut health, skin bacterial load, pores size, sun damages, and skin inflammation.