How Your Emotions Affect Your Skin
Your face says it all!
How you’re feeling, your moods and different states of mind not only show up on your face as expressions but also show up on your skin. Many researchers have proved what we probably already know. Our emotions impact our skin.
Our skin is remarkable. It is not only the largest organ of our body but also one of the first to form. You may think your skin is only protecting you from the environment around you, but it’s also helping to control your body temperature and helping you maintain water balance in your body.
While it’s true that you are what you eat, everything you’re eating becomes a part of your skin. But it’s also true that you are, what you feel. Your experiences, your feelings also become a part of your skin.
Merrady Wickes, the head of education at the Detox Market, says that our skin is one of the biggest indicators of our state of mind. If you’re and content, your skin will have a healthy glow to it and will appear clearer and smoother.
Why is our Skin Being Affected by Our Moods?
I’m sure all of you have heard about the fight-or-flight response, our core instincts to how we deal with issues.
When you’re going through something stressful, your body releases hormones inside. The hormones include cortisol, epinephrine (adrenaline) and testosterone. These hormones cause excess oil production and acne breakouts, lower your immunity which can make you vulnerable to psoriasis and increase the amount of blood in your vessels which leads to a puffy face and dark circles.
And don’t forget what accompanies your stress and worries, WRINKLES. Constantly stressing leads to frown lines and wrinkles on your forehead and eye area as well.
Not only stress affects our health, but it also affects our lifestyle, disrupting our healthy routines. We get a little less enthusiastic about our skincare routines, being too tired to take off our makeup, not getting enough sleep and eating comfort food. All of this makes the matter for your already stressed skin worse.
At the same time, if you’re happy and joyful, your skin will show all the good signs for it. Your body will produce all four of the happy chemicals – endorphins, oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine. These chemicals will help heal your skin barrier, make your skin more radiant and your facial muscles will relax leaving your skin to appear softer and smoother.
Help your Emotions to Better Skin
In this day and age, there’s so much negativity around us that we tend to get stressed quite easily. But always, always remember one thing: If the stress in your life isn’t going anywhere, your self-care shouldn’t be going anywhere either. Never ever forget to take care of yourself through the tough times. That way both you and your skin come out looking stronger than ever.
In this part of the video, I will guide you on how you can manage the stress for better-looking skin. Here are a few tips.
• When in doubt, sleep!
It’s called beauty sleep for a reason. Sleeping well can help fix a lot of problems for you. You sleep can save you and your skin. When you sleep, your happy chemicals start to grow, that is why you will always notice your skin has a positive glow to it when you get a good night’s sleep.
Meditation is a lifesaver when it comes to dealing with stress. It works wonders on your body, mind and skin. Especially techniques like face yoga and face massage help your face look more sculpted and more glowy because these techniques help your facial muscles relax.
• Set a Schedule
One of the things that really help one deal with stress is consistency. Making a routine of your everyday life will help you stay in control of how much you can to your plate of energy. Try to build a healthy system for yourself so you can deal with all the negative and stressful energies at your own pace.
Another trick is to cancel one task from your schedule every day. It helps you relax better and eventually lesser to-dos help you find time for yourself and your peace of mind.
• Treat Yourself
I’m a firm believer of showering yourself with love. If you’re feeling down and stressed, it’s always a good idea to break out the big guns and sweep yourself off your own feet. Go an extra mile to pamper yourself with skincare routines, spa treatments or buying yourself something that will make you happy.
Before I leave, please know that your skin and your nervous systems have a common embryonic origin. It means that the same kind of cells form both your brain and your skin. There’s a connection between your skin and nerves which makes it presence known in multiple ways. Always take care of one end to make sure the other one is doing good as well.
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