Stress and skincare….oh, the cycle. Whether stemming from job-related issues, relationship conflicts, or the financial challenges of today, stress is very common in many people’s day to day life. And also unfortunate, all that stress is wreaking havoc on your skin.
The human body naturally responds to periods of stress, some ways which can cause a few seriously unwanted side effects. Stress triggers the release of hormones and adrenaline, both of which negatively affect our skin. When stress is chronic, inflammation increases and prolongs this detrimental effect. IT’S NOT NICE. You may notice that you have increased dryness, irritation, acne breakouts, or redness during periods of high stress. These symptoms stem from the release of various hormones when the body encounters stress – in particular, the “stress hormone” known as cortisol. Cortisol triggers increased oil production, which can clog pores and lead to breakouts. And chronic stress leads to inflammation, which will not only prevent acne from healing, but can lead to all kinds of flare-ups in rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis. Cortisol has even been shown to trigger hair loss.
Stress also makes us age like nothing else. When we’re stressed, we experience a decline in the production of collagen, elastin and other skin proteins which reduce the skin’s elasticity and contribute to the formation of wrinkles. Not to mention, we spend far more time frowning or furrowing our brows when under stressful conditions.
How to keep stress at bay, manage it and keep your skin in view? A Skin Care Routine is Self Care.
If you’re stressed, you may not feel like washing off your make-up at night or making time for a morning skin-care routine. But these practices do more than protect your skin. A daily skin-care routine gives you a chance to slow down, relax and practice self-care, thereby reducing your stress.
How to reverse the affects of stress on your skin? Fight Stress with Regular Treatments.
Beyond practicing stress coping techniques, there are also many great cosmetic treatments that work to both help the skin deal with stress and reverse any negative effects. Any of our facials will leave the skin feeling refreshed and renewed. Facials performed to cleanse, exfoliate, and rehydrate the skin, and they feel amazing. Our day spa in Boise is one of the best you’ve tried yet!
Come see us at Perpetuity Skin + Spa to support your self care routine, you’ll be glad you did.
We are Perpetuity Skin + Spa on Vista Avenue, and we are the Boise Bench's self-proclaimed best day spa! We offer many luxury day spa experiences, from organic facials, CBD massage, reiki, floatation therapy, hard gel manicures, facial waxing, dermaplaning, sugar scrub pedicures, Thai stretching, lash extensions, sugaring, body wraps and more! Our service menu outlines the therapeutic body therapies and advanced skincare solutions you've heard about, but haven't had the chance to try. The prices you pay here are fixed, no tipping, our deal is fair and square (curious why? Read here.) Come see why your experiences in self care should have always been in Perpetuity. BOOK NOW to secure your spot, or give us a call to organize something just for you! 208-996-3090