Chronic stress wreaks havoc on many people, places, and things. Your skin happens to be one of those things that will tell you and others the title of your book. Most people can attribute weight challenges to stress, but what about your dry skin?
It's true and here are the 5 signs to look for: 1) Dryness 2) Fine Lines 3) Redness, 4) Acne, & 5) Tired Eyes
I have to admit to you that I (the Stress Expert) do experience stress which is why I became an Expert in this field. What I recently discovered is that my breakouts are because my skin is dry. I didn't think it was, but after a facial and dermaplaning session with Randi it was discovered that the underlying result was the dry skin lead to breakouts. The title of my book should have been called, "You're Hairy & Dry...Go Do Something".
"Chronic stress increases the hormone cortisol, which damages skin's ability to hold on to water," says Peter Elias, MD, a professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. The resulting moisture loss also diminishes luminosity, explains David Goldberg, MD, a clinical professor of dermatology and director of laser research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. www.prevention.com/beauty/skin-care/how-stress-affects-your-skin
As mundane as this sounds, physical exercise truly does help release some of this stress overload and sometimes "Solitude is good for the soul". Physical exercise can be as simple as starting to walk outdoors for 10-15 minutes. Whatever you do...make one small change to your busy day and your skin will be so grateful. Share your title of your book with us and let us know your one small action step toward change.
Nicky Stansbury is the owner of La Palmera Spa & Nicholyn Coaching. She loves motivating people and helping them manage their stress appropriately.