Effects of Stress on Skin: Not Pretty!

PerfectionDid you know that stress can seriously effect your skin? It’s sad, but true. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, stress has been shown to impair skin barrier function and dehydrate skin.

This allows more harsh, harmful irritants, allergens and infectious agents to penetrate the complexion and cause problems like acne, psoriasis, rosacea and signs of aging.

Marie Claire Magazine recently explained the effects of stress on skin in depth: “The way stress affects your skin is that when you’re tense, your brain releases cortisol, a stress hormone, into your bloodstream. That tells oil glands to ramp up production, leading to breakouts. Stress also dilates blood vessels, which causes redness and aggravates rosacea.

Another side effect is skin becomes dehydrated, sensitive, and more susceptible to damage. Besides causing lines from furrowing your brow, stress also makes you look markedly older. We already lose 1 percent of our skin’s collagen supply every year after we hit age 20, but stress can accelerate that.”

If stress has wreaked havoc on your skin, learn more about the advanced minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatments available at MCH Laser & Wellness Center:

  • Open and nourish your pores with Microdermabrasion
  • Eliminate rosacea and red irritation with Photo Facials
  • Combat signs of aging with BOTOX® and dermal fillers like Juvedérm® and Restylane®
  • …and much more!

Curious what treatment would be best to de-stress your skin? Schedule your free consultation! Call 432.640.6470 or email info@mchlaserandwellness.com.