Learn what to do when stress wreaks havoc on your skin.
Stress, in its many forms – whether environmental, psychological, or physical – is one of the most common triggers for skin issues. When you’re stressed, you may notice changes on your face or on your body that signal a reaction or inflammation. Find out what stress can cause and how to treat and relieve each condition.
There are many reasons for hair loss, including stress. Telogen effluvium is a condition where your body triggers more hairs than normal into the rest phase of hair growth, which is the phase immediately before shedding. This leads to large amounts of shedding in clumps. This can occur even months after a stressful event, such as surgery, pregnancy, or a large weight loss. The good news is that effluvium is non-scarring and over several months, the hair cycle will return to normal.