Stress is something everyone has to face whether you like it or not since you cannot avoid it completely due to everyday life tasks. You have to figure out a way to keep it controlled otherwise it will start showing up on your body and will ruin your appearance. Here are some ways stress takes a toll on your appearance:
Puffiness Around Eyes:
When you stress on the stuff you have to do in the morning you don’t get enough sleep the night before, this cause fluid to pool in your under eye area and you end up with puffy eye bags the next morning.
To prevent this first of all try to get at least 8 hours of sleep. If you have to fix the puffiness in the morning, then massage your eye with a cold spoon, which will help in fluid drainage. And then apply concealer.
Dull, Dry Skin:
When you are stressed you unintentionally drink lesser water which leads you to be dehydrated, this will result in your skin looking papery which is not a good look.
To fix this don’t ever forget to drink lots of water. For a quick fix, use any serum that contains hyaluronic acid which will pull moisture in your skin.
Stress causes a hormone balance due to a release of cortisol, and this results in your skin to act up and break out. It also ruins the balance between good and bad bacteria in your gut and that can show up on your skin in the form of acne.
Try a well-balanced diet and drink lots of water. In addition, try meditation to calm down your stress to clear up your skin.
Allergies and Rashes:
Rashes and hives are caused by dysbiosis which is an imbalance in your gut as a byproduct of stress. Consult a doctor if this happens to control it. And to conceal it you always have a good concealer.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles:
When you constantly make certain facial expressions during stress, your fine lines and wrinkles keep getting deeper and deeper. To prevent and blur the lines, be mindful of your expressions and use silicone based makeup to minimize the look of fine lines.
Graying Hair and Hair Loss:
If you already have some gray hair, stress can cause your melanin to stop being produced which will leave the gray hair permanently gray. Stress can also thin out your hair over time and can cause hair loss due to an acceleration in your normal hair cycle.
To maintain the color take vitamin B which will strengthen the hair. To prevent premature aging of hair, you can utilize protein rich shampoos.
Grooves in Your Nails:
While vertical lines on nails are common and harmless, horizontal ridges in nails are what can be the problem. They are a sign that stress compromises your body and you need to handle it by firstly getting a doctor’s appointment. Then you have to calm your system down by meditating, exercising or whatever helps in calming you down.
The final remedy to all these problems is to figure out a way to manage your stress and to have inner peace.