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How Your Mental Health Affects Your Skin

In a vicious circle, stress, depression, and other kinds of psychological problems can exacerbate skin problems. "The common dermatological issues that have been documented to be made worse by stress include acne, rosacea, psoriasis, itching, eczema, pain, and hives, just to name a few,"-According to The American Psychological Association



📌 Here are some of the ways that mental health issues that can affect your skin:

  • Stress can cause your body to release cortisol, a hormone that can worsen acne and other skin conditions.

  • Anxiety can make you sweat more, which can clog your pores and lead to breakouts.

  • Blocked emotions can manifest as physical symptoms, such as eczema or psoriasis.

📌 If you are struggling with your mental health, it is important to take care of your skin. Here are 3 suggestions for improving your skin health:

  • Get enough sleep. When you are sleep-deprived, your body produces more cortisol, which can worsen acne. Try going to sleep at the same time each night it will help regulate your insulin and reduce stress.

  • Manage stress. There are many ways to manage stress, such as exercise, time management, and preparing for each day in advance.

  • See a therapist. If you are struggling with your mental health, a therapist can help you develop coping mechanisms and improve your overall well-being.

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