Maintaining a healthy skin during stressful times
2020 was a very challenging year for most people. The outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic has disrupted normal lives as we know and led many countries to close down their economies in order to contain it. This weird situation has resulted in many people sent on unpaid leave or fired, businesses shutting down (some permanently), and the restriction of movement as people were asked to stay at home. Furthermore, this new reality and the uncertainty on how things would unfold have increased the stress and anxiety levels at many people.
It is natural to feel stress every now and then, however when stress becomes chronic it may have a serious impact on our health as well as our skin. Some of the ways stress can impact our skin include:
- Acne and breakouts
- Exacerbation of existing skin conditions
- Dry skin and wrinkles
- Skin maintenance
- Healthy lifestyle
- Sharing the feeling with a trusted person
- Taking time for yourself
- Thinking positively
Finally, I always found that staying optimistic and thinking positively in tough times really helped me better manage my stress level.
* This Blog was written to provide general information only and should not be seen as a replacement for a professional medical consultation. It is highly recommended to always consult your healthcare provider prior to trying a new treatment or a product.