Stress and Beauty - Fine Link

Stress Related Skin problems

Being beautiful is not dependent on physical conditions only. Stress too, can determine beauty! Some people take stress lightly because they believe that it is a mental or emotional state, which is not everlasting. However, stress can be ongoing. This type of stress is not good because, it is capable of making a person sick, both physically and mentally. Hence, proper stress management is required whenever one finds himself or herself in a stressful condition.

How can stress affect beauty?

When a person goes through stress, hormonal harmony or balance of the body is changed because certain hormones are released, which are otherwise supposed to stay confined. These hormones can affect the overall health. The most prominent effects of these hormonal imbalances can be seen on skin. A beautiful skin is always considered to be the reflection of a healthy body. Stress induced skin problems will affect your beauty. Let us find out what kinds of skin problems are associated with stress.

Stress and Psoriasis:

If you are already suffering from Psoriasis, the condition will be worsened because of stress. Psoriasis is a medical condition where skin sores are caused due to rapid growth of skin cells.


The commonest hormone that is released when a person moves into a state of stress is called cortisol. This hormone instructs the sebaceous glands to increase oil production. The more oily the skin, the more prone it is to acne and other forms of skin problems.

Eczema and Rosacea:

Eczema and Rosacea are two serious skin ailments which can be aggravated by stress. Eczema is a condition where a person will generally have itchy, swollen and red skin and in case of Rosacea, the blood vessels of the skin will become visible and there will be pimples, swelling and redness. Rosacea generally affects the face. Skin rashes and hives can also show up, intensifying acne problems even further.

The social twist:

 Acne, Psoriasis, Rosacea etc. can be aggravated by stress. When that happens, they can be disfiguring and can make a person look ugly and out of the world. This is when people are generally embarrassed and stop socializing and going out with others. They become isolated, generally stuck inside the house. This triggers additional stress, which only makes the situation even worse.

Stress Management and beautiful you:

You can reduce your skin problems by managing stress. You need to understand that stress cannot be eliminated completely. However, it can be reduced. Here are a few tips which can help you to reduce your level of stress:

Yoga and Meditation:

Yoga helps to keep your body healthy and meditation helps to free your mind. Together they can improve your health and quality of life, which will reflect through your skin. The best time for yoga and meditation is early morning or early evening but you can choose a time that is suitable for you.

Staying Hydrated:

Weird but true, when you keep yourself hydrated and maintain proper fluid balance of your body, stress can be reduced and this can also help to get rid of body impurities, giving you healthy and beautiful skin.


Anyone ignoring this will get into the state of ongoing stress. Sleep well and sleep regularly.

Talk and Share:

Talk to someone you like, share your problems. This will take off stress from you and you might even find solutions to your problems.

Stress is not good for you beauty. Understand the link between the two and control your stress. Never let it control you!