The holidays can be stressful — but your skin shouldn’t wear your worries. If you suffer from stress-related skin troubles, try these tips for keeping your complexion gorgeous.
The Science Behind Stress Flareups
Before you can stop stress-related skin issues, you need to know what starts them. Stress impairs your body’s immune response, giving bacteria that usually can’t penetrate your skin free access. The result: acne, inflammation, and an overproduction of sebum that clogs pores. Finally, hormones can become off-balance, which also causes breakouts.
Tips For Getting Through the Season
1. Get Mindful
Slow down, take stock of your surroundings, and focus on YOU with mindfulness meditation. Just five minutes a day will take you from bah-humbug to fa la la in no time.
2. Get Movin’
Regular aerobic exercise stimulates that runner’s high (yes, it’s real) and it works to combat anxiety.
3. Get Organized
Cutting clutter and cleaning your space lets you focus on celebrating with family and friends and could help reduce your cortisol levels.
4. Get Healthy
Healthy eating gives you more energy, helps regulate cortisol levels, and improves the immune system. Treat yourself — just make sure you throw in some fruits and veggies along with the holiday cookies!
Last but not least, GET MERRY! Take holiday stress by storm and get ready for a glowing complexion — your skin will thank you later.