How Your Mood can Affect Your Skin

The roller coaster of emotions that we ride on every day, not only affects our mental peace but our skin as well. Yes! You read it right. Stress, anger, depression, embarrassment and fear are some of the fundamental emotions that we go through every day. Each of these adversely affect our skin. This damage also depends upon the longevity of our emotional state. Long lasting mood swings have much longer lasting and irreversible effects on our skin. Similarly, good and happy mood has some positive beauty benefits for your skin. There is some medicinal validity behind the saying, ‘Laughter is the best medicine’.
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Stress is youth’s biggest enemy. It causes skin to age more rapidly than the passage of time. Stress produces cortisol, heightened levels of which can significantly harm our facial skin cells by interfering with blood flow pattern. It weakens the facial blood vessels and leads to ageing. Studies have shown that stress can worsen or cause skin problems like acne, psoriasis and eczema. It has also been observed that during the stressful times people crave for more sweet and junk foods, which are not good for your body and skin.

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