Stress can be due to any reason. Even if sleep is not complete, stress can be felt. When a person is under stress for a long time, it can have a profound effect on his physical and mental health. Stress can weaken the body's immunity and increase the risk of heart disease and depression. Not only this, but it can also affect the skin and nails. Being under stress for a long time can make the skin look dull and damaged.

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Today in this article, you will know what is the effect of being under stress on the face -

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  1. How stress affects the face?
  2. How to reduce stress?
  3. Takeaway
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Stress can cause skin-related problems. Stress causes chemical reactions in the body, due to which the skin becomes sensitive. Then different types of problems start happening on the skin. Effects of stress on the face -


When a person is under stress, the hormones in his body start getting unbalanced. Because of this, pimples start appearing on the face. Actually, due to increased stress, the production of sebum in the sebaceous glands starts increasing. This sebum can clog the pores of the skin and cause acne.

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Swelling under the eyes

Stress can also cause puffiness under the eyes. Actually, in old age, the muscles around the eyes become weak. The elasticity of the skin also starts decreasing. Therefore, swelling under the eyes becomes normal in old age.

At the same time, some research has found that stress due to lack of sleep can also increase the symptoms of aging. Problems like fine lines, and uneven pigmentation can appear on the skin due to stress. In such a situation, when the skin elasticity is less, then swelling starts under the eyes.

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Dry skin

Being under stress for a long time can make the facial skin dry. This happens because stress disrupts the functioning of the stratum corneum layer of the skin. Due to this, dryness starts appearing on the skin.

Let us tell you that the stratum corneum is the outer layer of the skin. It contains proteins and lipids, which play an important role in keeping the skin cells hydrated. The stratum corneum also acts as a barrier. It protects the skin from below. In such a situation, when the stratum corneum is unable to function properly, the skin becomes dry. Itching and irritation start on the skin.

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Stress can weaken the body's immune system. A weak immune system leads to an imbalance of bacteria in the gut and skin called dysbiosis. In such a situation, when the imbalance of this bacteria occurs on the skin, it causes rashes on the face. It can also cause redness and rash on the face.

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Wrinkles and fine lines

Due to stress, the elasticity in the skin starts decreasing. In addition, stress causes changes in the proteins in the skin. Because of this, signs of aging start appearing on the face even before age. In such a situation, wrinkles and fine lines, etc. start appearing on the face.

If someone already has any skin-related problem and remains under stress most of the time, then stress can trigger the skin problem. Stress can aggravate psoriasisrosacea, and eczema. It can cause hives and other types of skin rashes. Not only this, but stress can also cause boils on the face.

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To save the face from any kind of damage due to stress, the following things should be taken care of -

  • Follow a good lifestyle. For this, it is necessary to sleep and wake up on time. 7 to 9 hours of sleep must be taken.
  • Take a balanced diet. Include protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber in it.
  • Keep yourself active. For this, do regular exercise and do yoga. Exercising will keep the hormone levels balanced.
  • Sit and talk with your friends and family members. Do tell them about your mental state.
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol etc. Consuming drugs and alcohol give stress a chance to trigger.

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Stress has become a part of life. Sometimes it is normal to be stressed, but always being stressed can harm the health. Apart from this, being under stress can also cause problems like pimples, wrinkles, and rashes on the face. Therefore, one should always try to remain stress-free. Do meditation daily to stay stress-free. Eat good food and try to be happy.

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