THE EFFECTS OF STRESS ON BODY IMPERFECTIONS

29/07/20

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Managers, shop assistants, employees, mothers, housewives, students: 90% of women suffer from stress-related body blemishes. Being aware of it means that you can choose to deeply address the cause, instead of pursuing a superficial solution that will non last!

This is what psychodermatology establishes, a discipline that studies how emotions affect the skin. Body and mind are connected through many nerve endings, that is why negative emotions generated by our brain are very often expressed through the skin.   The skin is the largest organ of the integumentary system: it covers a surface of approximately 2 square meters and protects all the underlying organs (muscles, bones, internal organs). It is a continuous organ, without interruptions, and it reaches the orifices and their mucous membranes; it is called “the mirror of the soul” precisely because it makes our state of health clearly evident.

 

Let’s see together the main signs you should keep an eye on:

 

 

THE SKIN LOOKS DRY AND LOSES ITS ELASTICITY

 

Stress impacts on the skin’s protective lipid layer, thus reducing its thickness; this results in a higher evaporation of liquids and, as a consequence, in a higher level of epidermis hydration.  Moreover, it negatively affects the cutaneous microcirculation, thereby limiting the oxygen supply and making our skin more pale, dull and less elastic.

 

WRINKLES AND PIMPLES INCREASE

 

Stress and daily worries lead us to repeatedly frown our eyebrows and forehead, tighten our jaw and lips, and squint our eyes: this way, our 36 face muscles undergo an alteration generating wrinkles and the so-called “expression lines”. In addition to this, our body releases cortisol, the stress hormone, resulting in a hormonal imbalance with a significant increase in the production of skin sebum and, as a consequence, the appearance of pimples and that unpleasant effect of “shiny” skin.

 

WE SUFFER MORE FROM HERPES AND DERMATITIS

 

Cortisol affects cells of the skin immune system, thus making it more vulnerable and susceptible to viruses, such as labial herpes, and skin reactions like dermatitis and rashes of all kinds; moreover, it makes us more liable to flu, colds and virus attacks.

 

WE EASILY ACCUMULATE FAT, CELLULITE AND WATER RETENTION

 

The rise in cortisol, emotional eating, the feeling that we don’t have time for us, a poor sleep quality: they all contribute to an increase or worsening of body blemishes due to an imbalance in proper food assimilation, a slowdown in venous and lymphatic circulation and a poor digestion.

 

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We all know well aware of the little daily “tricks” to limit the aesthetic effects of stress: to drink a lot of water, to follow a balanced diet rich in fruit and vegetables, to moderately exercise. However, the truth is that our frenetic pace of life, as well as the strains and worries of modern life, require a greater awareness and a spread of the culture of wellness acting from the inside to eliminate stress and regenerate body and mind from deep within.

THE EXTRAORDINARY POWER OF PREVENTION

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Floatation scientific benefits, first and foremost the reduction of cortisol, serve to beauty treatments: while the body is floating and the lack of contact points favours the venous and lymphatic circulation, thus maximising the efficacy of cosmetics used, the central nervous system gets rid of any external stimulus and the brain produces endorphins (the happiness hormone).

 

 

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