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.
If you have a preexisting skin condition such as eczema or rosacea, stress can exacerbate flare-ups. Keep stress at bay by sticking to a healthy skincare regimen. Take short, warm showers instead of long, hot ones, avoid washcloths so you don’t irritate the skin, and use a mild cleanser that doesn’t suds up or dry out skin. Remember to moisturize skin after showering as well.
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