7 Ways Stress Affects Your Skin

Learn what to do when stress wreaks havoc on your skin.

7 Ways Stress Affects 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.

Watch: LeAnn Rimes Talks About Her Psoriasis

5 Things to Say (& Not to Say) If You See Signs of Dementia in a Loved One

Talking to them about it may be uncomfortable, but it's important not to put it off.

Tackling the issue of dementia when it affects someone near and dear is very difficult, and it is hard to know how to discuss the subject with your affected loved one. However, it is important not to put it off. Just try to make sure it is a gentle encounter — for both of you.

Here are the experts' recommendations on having the first talk.

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