May 28, 2021 4 min read
Not only do Mental health disorders take a toll on overall well-being, but they can also have an impact on the body and skin health. For those suffering from acne, eczema, hair loss, hives, psoriasis, rosacea, and skin picking - anxiety can increase these symptoms and cause uncomfortable flare-ups. When one no longer feels in control, the skin can respond.
Under emotional stress, the skin recovers more slowly, causing many skin problems to become worse, as well as causing changes to the immune response via inflammation. This in turn affects the mechanism of inflammatory skin diseases, often aggravating them.
Stress causes your body to make hormones like cortisol, which tells glands in your skin to make more oil. Oily skin is more prone to acne and other skin problems. Other chemical responses in your body can cause the skin to be more sensitive and reactive. For example, anxiety and/or stress can aggravate psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema.
There are many routines and activities that are recommended for helping to balance anxiety and stress. Many of these will also help to balance hormones and chemical functions that may be contributing to skin issues as well. A few examples:
In a cruel catch-22, the worse our skin looks, the more it can impact our mental well-being. Just as the routines mentioned above can help to calm and balance from the inside-out, a regimented skincare routine can be the key to calming and balancing what is happening topically on your skin.
Utilizing ingredients ranging from blemish busters to skin barrier-building ceramides and hydrating hyaluronic acid along with anti-inflammatories can truly help to change your skin challenges, as well as be one less thing to stress about.
One of the most beneficial ingredients to look for when dealing with stress related skin conditions is Probiotics. Probiotics are microorganisms that naturally live on the surface of the skin, creating a protective veil referred to as the skin’s microbiome. When the microbiome is in balance, it helps offset factors that can negatively influence skin, such as redness, dryness, breakouts, and a weakened surface.
How do you decide where to begin? Visit GLOWBIOTICS Skin Quiz to learn what products will transform your skin and your self-esteem!
For more information on ending the stigma around mental health, please visit Bring Change to Mind, a charity GLOWBIOTICS partners with the end the stigma around mental health. For those of you who are struggling with their mental health or know someone that is, you are not alone and what you’re feeling right now is valid. If you need to talk, please contact Crisis Text Line by texting “BC2M” to 741-741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
January 20, 2022 3 min read
January 20, 2022 3 min read
November 30, 2021 4 min read
Enter your discount code here
✔️Discount code found, it will be applied at checkout.
Discount code cannot be applied to the cart. Restrictions may apply or the cart may not contain the correct items to use this discount.
Please provide a valid discount code.
Discount code cannot be combined with the offers applied to the cart.