What Is The Relationship Between Stress And Acne?
Who wouldn't be bothered to see pimples or acne on her face? Remember those silly pimples that appear before important occasions or before Eid?
Have you ever thought that the more stressed you are about how you look at your special occasions, the more acne you get? Yes, dear, it is stress acne that appear as a result of anxiety or stress about something.
In this article, we learn together about the relationship of stress with the appearance of pimples and the most important tips for treating this problem, so follow us…
What is the relationship between stress with acne?
The body reacts to the psychological events that we are going through, whether they are happy, sad or stressful events, and accordingly it secretes many hormones that control many functions of the body’s organs.
When you feel stressed or anxious, the body secretes large amounts of stress hormones that stimulate the sebaceous glands to secrete more oils and fats, thus increasing your likelihood of developing acne.
It is worth noting that the state of tension and stress and the accompanying changes in hormones negatively affect the body’s immunity, which means that the skin’s ability to confront bacteria will decrease and the chance of pimples will increase.
Can acne be treated with sedatives?
In fact, doctors may prescribe sedative medications to treat severe stress and tension, and may recommend activities that only reduce stress.
Although avoiding stress and sedative medications will reduce your likelihood of developing acne, they will not cure acne that has already appeared.
Treating stress acne
We cannot avoid all situations that cause us stress, but we can learn some relaxation techniques that help reduce stress, in addition to using some effective skin care products in the treatment and prevention of acne, such as:
Vitamin A derivatives: Vitamin A derivatives help treat and prevent acne, and are divided into retinoids and retinol.
Retinoids are usually harsh on the skin and cause a lot of problems, unlike retinols, which give you the same benefits without any side effects.
Retinol helps regulate sebum secretions from the skin while eliminating the layer of dead surface cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin so that it does not clog pores and helps the growth of bacteria.
Niacinamide: As we mentioned previously, the increased secretion of sebum from the sebaceous glands increases the likelihood of acne, so the use of products that regulate the work of the sebaceous glands (which reduce their secretion of fat to normal levels) helps to avoid acne.
Medical studies have proven that vitamin B3, or as it is known as niacinamide, re-regulates sebum secretions from the sebaceous glands and reduces them as a key step in avoiding and treating stress acne.
The relationship of stress with skin diseases
After we have understood the relationship between stress and acne, we will discuss some other skin diseases related to stress and psychological state, including:
Psoriasis: appears in the form of white scales or inflamed pimples, and increases in severity with tension and stress.
Skin infections and ulcers: Redness of the skin and ulcers often appear as a result of weak immunity during periods of stress.
Skin wrinkles: Facial wrinkles appear, especially in the form of the features of sadness and frowns that appear on our faces during periods of anxiety as a result of the repetition of these expressions, in addition to the low rate of cell renewal and aging.
Eczema: Stress hormones cause the urge to itch in the eczema areas of the skin, which causes ulcers and worsens its condition.
Finally, now that we understood the relationship between stress and acne, we encourage you to choose an acne-fighting routine based on retinol and niacinamide, while taking some time to relax and reduce stress.