Stress Can Affect Your Body including Your Skin

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Everyone is affected by stress at some point or another, and the occasional stress attack can actually be good for you, but if you are one of those people who is constantly stressing out, it could be causing serious problems, especially where your health is concerned.

 

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When your stress response begins, it signals an area of the brain that is linked to your autonomic nervous system. This system rules your involuntary bodily functions such as heartbeat, digestion, blood pressure, and breathing. When you stress and your body perceives a threat, your nervous system will respond. This response will be a release of stress hormones that include cortisol and adrenaline.

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These particular hormones are the ones that get your body ready for an emergency. When stress occurs, your senses will become sharper, your breath will quicken, your heart will pound faster, your blood pressure will rise, and your muscles will tighten. These changes occur to help you speed up reaction time and will increase your stamina and your strength. Once the danger has subsided, your heart rate will slow down and your blood pressure will get lower and eventually wind down to normal balance. However, your body does not do a very good job distinguishing between minor daily stress and threatening experience.

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If a pile of bills, a traffic jam or an argument with a family member or a friend is enough to cause stress; your body will feel threatened even though you are not facing an emergency. By repeatedly experiencing this type of stress response day after day, your body never has the chance to return to normal. If this is a never-ending circle for you, you could begin to experience some serious health issues including depression, chronic pain, digestive problems, and heart disease and sleep problems. If you are constantly stressed you may also have to deal with weight fluctuations, autoimmune diseases and skin conditions that could include eczema.

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When you are under stress, a chemical response will occur in your body that will make your skin more reactive and sensitive. Stress can also make it more difficult for problem skin to heal.

If you break out more when you are under stress it is because your body is producing hormones, including cortisol that are telling your sebaceous glands to produce and secrete more oil. Oily skin is prone to additional skin problems including acne.

Stress can also worsen other skin problems such as rosacea, eczema and psoriasis, and can trigger skin rashes, fever blisters, and hives. If you are under enough stress it may cause you to skip your daily skin care routine which will only aggravate any problems that you may be dealing with.

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SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE recommends that you take good care of your skin with an all-natural skin care regime if you are under stress. The all-natural Herbal Gel from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE is a great way to deal with the itchiness caused by stressĀ and has a very calming effect. Other ways to help with stress include plenty of rest, a healthy diet, and plenty of exercise. Yoga, visual imagery, and mediation may also help.

For all natural skin care products that can help with skin problems that may be brought on by stress, order a skin care system from SOUTHWEST SUNSHINE today.