Thursday, August 13, 2009

Your stress on your skin

We all now know that our body's reaction to stress can affect our weight and even our skin but new research out shows stress is more likely to trigger an episode of rosacea than just about any other event.

The research also shows that stress can, and more often than not does, affect every cell in the body, not just the skin on your face. Stress is often heavily linked to psoriasis, eczema and seborrheic dermatitis or acne. Now even hair loss, ridged or brittle nails, hives, fever blisters, shingles and excessively dry skin have a subtle link to stress.

Here are some causes, preventions and treatments to combat that stress and keep a healthy body and complexion.
  • Stress and Appearance
Unwanted skin changes can cause stress, yet that stress can cause more skin changes. It is a vicious cycle that must be taken care of from the beginning. Because most of us do not think of stress as having anything to do with skin except for the cause of acne, people not suffering from this skin condition do not think stress is effecting their skin in any way.

But according to the study, stress causes much more than acne. In this stress-induced, high-paced lifestyle, one needs to take a holistic approach to stress and learn to deal with the occasional blemish but move on. Do not stress over appearance, it will only make it worse.
  • Stress and Touch
Studies show that those who do not have a lot of friends or family in daily life--who do not have anyone to touch or be touched by--feel more out of control and suffer stress-related illnesses at higher rates than those who do.

It is very important to surround yourself with family and great friends. Conversation and touch are one of the best stress remedies you can get for free.
  • Stress and Essential Oils
Sometimes life just does not allow you as much time as you would like to spend with family and friends or to do other stress-reducing activities. Your stress-reduction response can be strengthened by using essential oils to relax, especially at night after a hectic day.

You should always have at least one of the following essential oils on hand: chamomile, lavender, lavadin, geranium, vanilla and ylang-ylang.

Scandle's Sensual Blend contains geranium essential oil and Scandle's Calming Blend contains pure french lavender essential oils.

So remember, sometimes you just have to slow down and relax, your body and complexion will thank you later. If you have any great stress-reducing remedies, please do share with us.


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