Stress is defined as a feeling of physical or emotional tension. It is true that in small amounts stress can benefit us. We put ourselves to the test and it helps us avoid certain dangerous situations, to meet a deadline in our work ... But the problem is that stress often persists damaging our health.
There are certain factors that appear due to stress that we know very well: anxiety, poor memory, headaches, lack of energy, tiredness, weight loss or gain ... But there is one that concerns us and on which we would like to pay attention, our skin.
Stress and skin, how are they connected?
The skin is closely linked to our nervous system, which causes the body to release neurotransmitters in stressful situations, affecting various organs of our body. Mayte Truchuelo, dermatologist at the Vithas International Dermatological Institute in Madrid, says:
“Stress influences the skin through different mechanisms. Fundamentally, it modifies the immune system, lowering the skin's defenses while activating other routes of skin inflammation, and also stimulates the production of adrenaline and corticosteroids that, by acting on the skin's receptors, exert changes in it. Also, all inflammatory skin diseases get worse with stress".
The most common causes of stress on our skin are:
- Dermatitis: Irritation of the skin. It usually appears as dry skin, a red, swollen skin rash.
- Psoriasis: It is a common and chronic disease. It causes red, scaly patches on the skin.
- Vitiligo: This disease causes the loss of skin color in spots. It can affect any part of the body, even the hair and the inside of the mouth.
- Rosacea: Rosacea can be confused with acne, since it is a condition that causes redness, visible blood vessels on the face and can also produce small red bumps filled with pus.
Take care of ourselves on the inside to take care of ourselves on the outside
Our products are based on the conviction that we must take care of ourselves inside to see an improvement in our skin. For that reason, we treat neurocosmetics, trying to reaffirm the connection that exists between our skin and our brain and increasing not only skin care, but your well-being.