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Why high levels of stress can lead to acne, spots and wrinkles

17th October 2012  : 

Stress can make us feel down and affect our health, but did you know that it can make your skin look less beautiful too?

Suffering from increased levels of stress can lead to skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, and eczema and, of course, worrying too much can cause wrinkles and forehead lines to form. Psoriasis usually appears on the scalp, knees and elbows, but it can be found anywhere on the body. It causes the skin to look scaly and sore and stress can trigger an attack. While there is no cure for psoriasis, it can be treated with special creams, soaps and shampoos, which help to soothe the symptoms and improve the appearance of the skin.

Eczema is another skin condition that can be made worse by stress and your doctor or dermatologist can recommend a special skin treatment that will relieve the symptoms and help the irritated area. Stress is also a known cause of spots because when we are stressed, our hormones can go crazy and that in turn will lead to blocked pores and acne.

Acne can be treated with rejuvenation treatments such as microdermabrasion, which will remove the dead and affected skin cells to leave your skin looking bright and fresh. Facial rejuvenation treatments can also be used to get rid of wrinkles if you have developed worry lines such as forehead lines and crow's feet.

Microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser treatments can all revitalise your skin cells to give you a more youthful appearance, while natural injections and fillers can plump up your skin and reduce the look of those wrinkles and lines.

With so many non-surgical treatments available, there is no need to worry about your skin conditions because becoming stressed will only make them worse. Focus on reducing your stress levels and being more relaxed and book a consultation with a good dermatologist for advice on how to treat your problem skin.

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