Stress is an inevitable part of life. Whether it’s due to work, monetary, relationships, or personal issues,  getting stressed at one point or another of our lives is absolutely inevitable. While we usually relate stress in the way it impacts our mental and emotional well-being, what we do not realize is that stress can also have a huge impact on our skin. In fact, stress is one of the most common triggers for a variety of skin conditions, from acne to eczema. So, how does stress impact the skin you ask? Well, it all totally depends on how each individual’s body reacts to stress. When under stress, our body releases cortisol,  which is a hormone that triggers our body’s “fight or flight” response. This creates havoc in our body, causing high blood pressure, inflammation as well as an erratic heart rate. Unfortunately, these changes can also impact the skin, leading to a host of skin issues. 

For example, when cortisol levels are high, it can lead to increased sebum production in the skin. This excess sebum production can clog up your pores and cause acne breakouts. Additionally, stress can cause inflammation in the skin, leading to redness, irritation, and even rashes. In more severe cases,  stress can trigger conditions like psoriasis and eczema, which can be incredibly uncomfortable, painful, and difficult to manage. 

So, why does stress impact the skin so much? Well, our skin is actually an incredibly complex organ, and it’s closely connected to our nervous system. When we’re stressed, our nervous system goes into overdrive, and this can trigger a range of physical responses, including those that impact the skin.  Additionally, stress can impact our immune system, making us more susceptible to skin infections and other issues. 

Let’s not add to your stress. Here are a few ways in which following a natural skincare routine can help you deal with stress-related skin issues. 

  • Drink up  

Did you know that staying hydrated can do wonders for your stressed-out skin? It’s true! When we’re under stress, our skin can look dry, dull, dehydrated, and easily prone to breakouts. But by drinking plenty of water, we can help reverse those issues and get back that healthy glow. Water helps flush out toxins from our bodies, which can accumulate when we’re feeling stressed. And when our bodies are dehydrated, our skin can become even more susceptible to damage. So by staying hydrated, we’re giving our skin the moisture and nutrients it needs to stay healthy and resilient. How easy is that? So the next time you are stressed, just take a deep breath and pick up a glass of water.  

  • Good diet helps 

It’s all too easy to either skip meals or opt for junk food when you're under pressure. But by following a  healthy diet that’s rich in fruits, veggies, and other nutrient-dense foods, we can help counteract the negative effects of stress. Foods that are rich in antioxidants, like blueberries and spinach, can help fight inflammation and protect our skin from damage. Whereas, foods that are rich in healthy fats, like salmon and avocados, can help keep our skin looking supple and hydrated. So if you’re feeling stressed 

and your skin is suffering, instead of chowing on some chips and packaged foods, try to prioritize a  healthy wholesome diet.  

  • Snooze, you won’t lose! 

Other than falling in love, stress is another thing that can keep us up at all odd hours of the night. But, did you know that getting enough shut-eye can help reverse stress-induced skin issues? It’s true! When we’re stressed, our skin can suffer massive breakouts, premature wrinkles, and various other issues. But by getting a good night’s sleep, we can give our skin the chance to repair and rejuvenate. When we sleep, our bodies produce collagen, a protein that helps keep our skin looking firm and youthful. So, let’s just go through our natural skincare routine and grab some zzzzzs. See you on the other side.  

  • Switch to a mild cleanser 

So as you know, when we’re stressed, our skin secretes excess sebum that can cause our pores to get clogged with oil, dirt and other impurities. But by cleansing regularly, we can help keep our skin clean,  clear and healthy. By using a gentle natural face cleanser to remove excess oil and dirt, we can help prevent breakouts and promote healthy and luminous-looking skin. 

Include our Jovees Papaya Face Wash in your natural skincare routine to re-discover your clear, vibrant  and healthy skin once again. 

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  • Moisturization is key! 

When we’re stressed, our skin can become dry, flaky and itchy. But by slathering on some herbal face cream, we can give our skin the hydration it needs to bounce back. When our skin is dry, it’s more susceptible to damage and wrinkles. By adding a good herbal face cream in our natural skincare routine, we’re helping to lock in moisture and protect our skin from further stress-related damage. 

Include our Jovees White Water Lily Moisturizing Lotion in your natural skin care routine, to ensure an instant boost of hydration, reinforce its resilience, and to leave your skin feeling refreshed and supple.  

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  • Just before you sleep 

At night, our skin goes into self-repair mode, which means it’s the perfect time to follow a good and effective natural skincare routine, which will help reverse all the skin damage done due to stress. A  good nighttime skincare routine should include cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. But, apart from this another essential on in your natural skincare routine must include a good night cream. So if you’re feeling stressed and your skin is suffering, just slather on some night cream before you hit the sack, your skin will thank you for the extra TLC and you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Plus, who doesn’t love a little self-care before bed? 

Include Jovees Premium Night Firming cream in your daily natural skin care routine. Its potent formula helps hydrate, nourish, fortify and replenish your skin. It helps tighten your sebum-filled enlarged pores giving you firmer and younger-looking skin. 

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So, to summarize, while stress is a normal part of life, it’s important to recognize its impact on our skin.  By managing stress through techniques like exercise, mindfulness, and self-care and by following a good natural skin care routine, we can help keep our skin healthy and glowing. So, take a deep breath, relax, and remember that your skin (and your mind) will thank you for it!