Unfortunately, stress is a feeling we all experience and sometimes it is unavoidable. Stress can affect our whole body, not just our emotions. It comes as no surprise that it influences on your skin, hair and nails. Here are some of the ways stress can impact on these areas and a few things you can do about this.
Dull and moisture lacking skin
When you have a never-ending to-do list and are running short of hours, maintaining a healthy diet and keeping hydrated isn’t your priority. Your skin needs nutrients and hydration to keep its glow. Without this, your skin will become dry, flaky and it may speed up the effects of ageing.
Aside from the obvious solution of upping your water intake. A supplement such as Skin, Hair & Nails is an easy way to give your skin the nutrients it needs. You can pop the liquid supplements in your handbag and even drink on your commute.
In extreme cases or long periods of stress, your hair can start to fall out. Increases in anxiety interrupts your hairs usual routine, leading to it falling out more than usual. Make sure that you are getting the nutrients your body needs to reduce the effects. This can be done through supplements or you can try adding these foods into your diet to increase your hair thickness.
During stressful periods it is not unusual for people to bite their nails and pick at their cuticles. If you suffer from this, be aware that it can cause damage and be a way for infection to reach the nail bed.
In addition to biting and picking, horizontal ridges that appear across the nail. These are called Beau’s lines usually appear when the body is under stress.
If you are concerned about a breakout, stress may be to blame. Stress releases cortisol, which can throw off hormones in the body and cause acne and breakouts to occur. Try reducing the appearance of breakouts by ensuring that you are eating a well-balanced diet and taking on enough water. You might also like to try a smoothie with skin loving ingredients?
When you are struggling to shut off from the day, you may find yourself not being able to sleep. This is usually worst under your eyes. In the morning you may find yourself with puffy, under dark eye circles.
To get your best chance of sleep, shut off any electronic devices an hour before bed.
If you still are experiencing dark circles, pop a spoon in the fridge and hold the back against the under eye area. This will help you look more awake.