If you suffer from acne you know it’s more than just a few pimples on your face. Acne can affect every area of your life and make you feel alone, unattractive, even depressed. According to recent surveys, nearly one teenager in three has acne prone skin and considers this skin balance to be the height of his daily preoccupations. Because of the very aesthetic nature of this problem at a relatively critical period of existence, these problems cause real psychological distress.
Stress and Acne
Many of us have experienced a breakout when we’re stressed out.
But why is it that pimples develop when we’re under pressure? The answer is simple. Stress hormones increase oil production and overall inflammation, which both flare acne if you’re already someone who suffers from it. Knowing that, it makes sense that improving your overall mental well-being can calm your skin and prevent acne.
There are a number of ways to reduce your stress level.
The ancient practices of tai chi and yoga are linked to a number of health benefits, including stress relief. Other stress-reducers include meditation, “mindfulness” and breathing exercises. Exercise in general is associated with lower stress levels so try to include at least 20 minutes of activity in your day, even if it’s just a brisk walk around your neighbourhood. It’s also important to take a shower after intense exercise to cleanse off the sweat and bacteria that can lead to breakouts on both your face and body.
Massage is also a great stress-buster
However, if you have body acne you should avoid the massage oils traditionally used because many are heavy and will clog pores.
Why Your Skin Needs Sleep?
Getting the right amount of sleep is important if you want to reduce stress-related breakouts and maintain a healthy life balance. Sleep deprivation has been known to contribute to hormonal imbalances that trigger oil production and lead to breakouts. Melatonin is a hormone produced naturally while you sleep and is also associated with stimulating your immune system and protecting against bacterial infections, which is helpful in fighting acne.
But now for some good news there are treatments that can help you get acne under control and let you enjoy life with clear skin and the confidence it brings. You’re not alone—and things can get better. BeMe will support you all the way.
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