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.
Thick Skin Patches
Some people scratch their skin as a reaction to stress, which can lead to thick skin patches on the body. For others, stress can worsen their psoriasis, an autoimmune disorder that causes skin cells to multiply too fast and cause scaly skin patches or plaques. If you suspect your stress is leading to skin patches or suspect you may have psoriasis, talk to a dermatologist or your doctor to discuss stress management techniques or a treatment plan.