How Does Stress Affect The Skin?

Our everyday life can sometimes get too stressful, but living amid this pandemic has totally amped up our stress levels more than usual. While stress was closely related as a psychological factor, the physical repercussions of stress have been now brought to light. The most physical manifestation of stress can be seen on our skin, though it may differ from person to person. 

Your body reacts to changes in your mental state which means that stress, despair, and anxiety can trigger new skin problems or even aggravate existing ones. When you're stressed, your sympathetic nervous system releases cortisol and adrenaline, which are stress hormones. Cortisol causes your skin glands to produce more oil and this increased oil production can block pores, lead to outbreaks and trigger acne breakouts. Chronic stress causes constant increases in these hormones, which can be harmful to your skin's health.

However, stress isn’t always the only factor for acne breakout as changes in hormone levels can also cause stress-related hives and rashes.

All skin diseases, including acne and rosacea, are aggravated by stress, which raises the level of stress hormones like cortisol. It can make you uncomfortable or agitated, causing you to pick at pimples or scratch your skin until it turns red or breaks.

Following healthy lifestyle practices such as a well-balanced diet and regular exercise may aid in the regulation of stress hormones in the body. 

Fortunately, Mede Beauty Science products contain anti-stress and anti-aging peptides which can help your skin to minimize the effects of stress. Skinasensyl (Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15) is a  common ingredient in Meder Masks that calm your stressed skin. Calmosensine (acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester) which is found in Lipo-Oval Concentrate reduces the skin’s sensitivity to stress while providing a calming and anti-irritating effect.