19th April 2024   /


In today’s fast and busy life, getting stressed out has become an unavoidable part of our lives. With work deadlines to personal responsibilities, we often find ourselves juggling between the various stressors. Stress takes a toll on our mental and emotional health. It causes a great impact on our physical well being, including the skin as well but it is always ignored. Stress can cause a lot of skin issues and can particularly disturb the skin barrier. To stop this from happening, Let us discuss the impact of stress on the skin and various ways to manage the stress from disrupting the skin barrier.

The impact of stress:

When we experience stress, our body releases hormones that can adversely affect our skin and cause various skin issues. Some of the major issues are discussed below-

1. Increased inflammation: Stress can trigger the inflammation in our body, resulting in skin redness, irritation and skin sensitivity. Increased inflammation also disrupts the skin barrier making it more open to skin allergies.

2. Skin aging: When we take stress, Cortisol, a primary stress hormone, is released which is responsible for breaking down the collagen and elastin from our skin. This results in loosening of the skin which leads to signs of premature aging like fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Impaired skin healing: Stress decreased the skin ability to repair itself. Wounds and various skin blemishes take longer to heal on their own.

4. Inappropriate oil production: Taking stress also hampers the production of skin's natural oil. Increased production of sebum production can lead to acne breakouts and skin issues like Acne and Eczema.

While eliminating stress is quite a difficult thing to do, we can still assure a few practices that might decrease its impact on the skin. Here are some strategies to manage stress and maintain a healthy skin barrier:

1. Relaxation techniques

One should always follow a few relaxation practices when stressed. Following simple exercises like deep breathing, meditation, yoga etc, can reduce stress levels and maintain peace and calm.

2. Exercise regularly

Exercising might seem like an extra activity but it really does wonders to control the stress level. Engage in regular physical activity like running, cycling, gymming, sports, walking etc. This helps in increasing the blood circulation and also increases the endorphins in your body. Endorphins are the happy hormones that are released which makes you feel happy and stress free. Exercising regularly results in healthy and radiant skin complexion.

3. Sleep more

Sleep is very important for the sanity of your mind and body. One must get enough sleep to stay calm and happy. Seven to eight hours of sleep is crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sleep not only makes you calm but also helps in the regeneration of your skin. 

4. Establish a Skincare Routine

Always make in some time for your regular skincare routine. A skincare routine is very important to keep the skin clean and super healthy. Regularly following a skincare routine will help calm your mind and skin. Go for Himaira’s CTM Bundle that is inclusive of a gentle face wash, a hydrating toner and a super lightweight moisturizer that would perfectly suit all skin types.
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5. Opt for calming rituals

Opt for getting some calming rituals for your mind and body. Rituals like a calming facial or a relaxing body spa will help release all the tension from your body and will help your mind calm at its best. Going for a warm soothing shower everyday helps the body to release all the tension. Himaira’s creamy body washes feel like a warm hug for your skin. The fragrances of the creamy body washes not only releases the stress from the mind but also from the body as well.
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Stress can have a significant effect on the skin and can adversely affect the skin barrier. Following the techniques to cool down your mind and body can work on decreasing stress and promote healthy happy skin. By adopting stress management techniques and prioritizing self care and personal well being, one can take care of their mental health as well as skin.

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Disclaimer: The information in this article is for educational purposes only. It should not be substituted as professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment in any manner.