Skincare becomes more important as we age, making women particularly more interested in finding appropriate measures to have flawless-looking skin. Our skin plays a big role in our confidence, becoming our best friend or an enemy, which is why sunscreen is one of the most important skincare items on the market. 

However, the look of our skin does not only improve based on the products or procedures we undergo, but also requires a lot of internal healing, mentally and physically. If you’re going through anxiety or experiencing stressful situations, this is going to show up on your skin. We discuss how to mitigate stress and its effect on your skin.

How Does Stress Affect Your Skin?

Stress can be caused by a number of factors. It’s the body’s natural response to danger (real or perceived), and therefore the body reacts accordingly: muscle tension, facial breakouts, increased heart rate, etc. When stress levels remain high over a long period of time, this can start to negatively affect multiple areas of our body.

Not only does stress increase the likelihood of experiencing illness, weight gain, and trouble sleeping, it can also show on your skin in the form of:

  • Acne
  • Wrinkles
  • Under-Eye Circles
  • Dry Skin

Dr. Richard Fried, a dermatologist and clinical psychologist published a study in Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery examining how external conditions play a role in one’s skin. His research found that when someone is going through a lot of stress but takes action through meditation, therapy, support groups, etc., these practices not only help mitigate stress, but positively affect the health of your skin as well.

Reducing Effects of Stress on Skin

With the fast-paced lifestyle most of us live today, stress is pretty much inevitable. This may be one of the reasons skincare brands have exponentially grown over the past couple of decades. There is a seemingly never-ending selection of skincare products to help treat or mask the facial appearance of stress such as acne, wrinkles, and more.

Non-surgical procedures may be another way to refresh and revitalize skin. There are multiple services to choose from, including:

  • BOTOX®:  Injections of this facial filler may help reverse signs of aging by decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. It may also help reduce migraines and headaches by eliminating the possibility of overworking certain facial muscles.
  • Facials: Having hydrated skin helps prevent breakouts. It is recommended to get a hydrating facial at least once a quarter to keep your skin hydrated, clean, and well-taken care of. Check out our amazing facial services through Stadia Medical Spa. 
  • Laser Treatments: As we age, skin loses firmness and texture due to stress, genetics, and other external factors. Laser treatments help reduce the effects of aging skin. They’re non-invasive and targeted to specific problem areas. 

Tackle These Effects with Stallworth Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Stallworth is a board-certified plastic surgeon working in San Antonio, Texas. He can help you find the right solution—surgical or non-surgical—to your skincare needs. Request a consultation today!