7 Ways Stress Affects Your Beauty and Wellbeing

Stress and beauty

There can be many different causes of stress. These include inadequate sleep, bad eating habits, abuse of substances such as alcohol and tobacco among other intoxicants, a sedentary lifestyle, professional work burden and many others. Stress starts to spoil your looks before you know it, and these symptoms also reveal that one or more of your inner body organs are not performing well enough.
Ample of hydration and sleep, healthy dietary choices (including balanced meal plans that have all essential nutrients and fiber), an active lifestyle and a proper work-life balance are some of the ways through which you can get relief from stress.
The signs of stress are clearly evident on the skin, hair, nails and other parts of the body. Here are 7 adverse impacts of stress on your looks.

1.  The “under eye” bags

You may be anxious about your next day at the workplace, and there might be a long to-do list waiting for you. Stress related to work has often been found to cause the under eye bags that spoil your looks and are a result of inadequate and stressful sleep. As the fluids start to pool under the eyelid area, the eyes start to get a puffy appearance. Those who sleep on their stomach are affected by this problem even more, as gravity exacerbates the puffiness.

2.  Hair fall

Alopecia or hair fall is a common medical condition associated with excessive stress. Apart from the scalp, the small patches of baldness can also be found on other parts of the body. While the hair grows again, they do not fall in a body that is healthy and stress-free. You need to take care of your lifestyle and habits in order to overcome Alopecia, a condition that may aggravate and result in a loss of all hair on the scalp.

3. Flaky and dry skin

If you are consuming more of coffee, the excessive caffeine intake can be a cause of stress and may result in the flaky or dry skin. You need to hydrate yourself more often so that stress is removed and the body also expels toxins from it. Hydration is one of the potent ways to overcome stress but only rely on water and other natural drinks that are free of chemicals and additives to hydrate yourself. Also, restrict your coffee and tea intake.

4.  Pimples, acne and other skin conditions

Stress may alter the hormonal balance of the body. It increases the production of cortisol (a hormone), which is responsible for the greater production of oil in the skin. This oil is part of sebum that is secreted by the sebaceous glands of the body. More sebum invites more bacteria that are a cause of acne, pimples, blemishes and other kinds of skin abnormalities. Improve your lifestyle and also consult a physician who may provide you with an antibiotic medicine to overcome these skin problems.

5. Hair Greying

Stress may cause permanent loss of hair color. Stress hinders with the production of cells by the name melanocytes that produce melanin and are responsible for the color of the hair. While the hair growing process is steady, stress accelerates it and leads to grey colored hair at a younger age. As the condition is irreversible, you should try to inculcate proper lifestyle habits, exercise regularly and eat a balanced and nutritious meal regularly in order to possess good looks and healthy hair that are devoid of white streaks.

6.  Rashes

Stress may cause a dietary imbalance by the name Dysbiosis. The human gut has both bad and good bacteria. When dysbiosis occurs, the number of bad bacteria far outweigh the good ones. Stress is a leading cause of the medical condition. Consequently, you may suffer more from hives and rashes.

7.  Ageing

Stress may also age you faster and spoil your looks. Brow furrows, eye strains, dark circles and sagging skin make you look older than what you actually are. The forehead will start to have fine lines and the eye corners will have the crow’s feet as well with excessive stress. Vitamin A can be useful for overcoming these conditions and should you should also try to get adequate sleep.
Stress can be a cause of many health conditions including diabetes, heart and cardiovascular system related diseases and medical conditions, cancer and others. Hence getting relief from stress should be your priority, as it can do much more damage than merely causing bad looks.