We all know that stress is bad for us; you just have to think about how you feel when you are under too much pressure! While stress can have a negative effect on our moods, however, it can also take its toll on our complexion as well.
There are a couple of reasons for this: when you are tired and stressed, you may have a tendency to neglect your skincare routine and indulge in comfort foods and alcohol. This can leave your skin more prone to developing blemishes and very dehydrated. Dehydration can actually accentuate fine lines and wrinkles, making you look older.
Being in a state of stress also results in an increased production of the hormone cortisol which weakens blood vessels and impedes effective skin renewal, basically making your skin age more quickly.
When you feel awful and you know it shows in your face, it can be very hard to improve the situation. At stressful times it is essential to make sure that you plan some time for relaxation and a little indulgence; read a book, cook healthy food, go for a walk, take a long soak in the bath with some Hydro-Active Mineral Salts or get someone to give you a well-deserved massage using some Stress Relief Treatment Oil!