Stress Breakouts & How It Impacts Your Skin

Stress Breakouts & How It Impacts Your Skin, According To Dr Kaywaan Khan

Are stress breakouts, acne and dull skin getting you down? It’s true that feeling overworked and stressed out can lead to stress breakouts and this can leave you feeling down and self-conscious. Skin issues such as acne, premature aging and fine lines can all be a symptoms of stress, as the body releases a hormone called cortisol when feeling anxious and stressed out.

Coristol, when produced in excess, could cause your hormones to become imbalanced, which then can cause various skin issues.

Dr Kaywaan Khan has extensive experience with aesthetic treatments and anti-aging treatments; he will take you through six ways stress can impact the skin, as is commonly seen in his patients. 

Stress Breakouts & How It Impacts Your Skin

 Stress Breakouts & Acne

Stress can contribute to acne through hormonal imbalances by releasing a hormone called cortisol; this cortisol then causes stress breakouts through the production of excess oil in the skin, which then can clog pores, making an environment ideal for P. acne bacteria to thrive. 

 For acne treatment, you can contact us today for a bespoke skincare plan.

Wrinkles & Fine Lines 

When you are stressed, the cortisol released can also contribute to the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, which are essential proteins to keep your skin looking youthful.

This is more related to chronic stress. Over time, without enough collagen and elastin, the ageing process can speed up, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin.

In combination with this, stress-induced facial expressions like squinting or furrowing brows can contribute to the development of dynamic wrinkles over time. At Hannah London, we have anti-ageing skin care plans and would also recommend preventative Botox treatment to avoid these wrinkles staying etched in the skin.

Eczema & Psoriasis Flare-Ups 

Apart from stress breakouts and ageing, stress can also make skin conditions worse, like eczema and psoriasis; this is due to the body’s stress response releasing pro-inflammatory cytokines, which destroy the skin barrier.

We hear skin barriers thrown around a lot in skin care, but the same applies to your whole body, not just your face; your body uses its skin barrier to protect itself against irritants and allergens, and when this is compromised by stress it can cause flare-ups and more scratching. 

Stress Breakouts & Dull Skin

Do you feel as though you have dull skin and can’t seem to get back that youthful, effortless glow?

Dull skin can be caused by stress since stress can disrupt the skin’s renewal process, which potentially leads to a build-up of dead skin cells on the surface. 

Since there is minimised cell turnover, less light is reflected on the surface of the skin, which results in a duller-looking complexion. 

If you’ve previously dealt with stress breakouts or your skin needs a refresh, then we recommend trying our Hydra Facial at Hannah London

This facial helps to exfoliate the dead skin cells off the surface of the skin, deeply cleanse and soothe congested skin. 

This facial, when done monthly, can help restore your natural skin’s glow and also help with stress breakouts since it helps to deep clean the pores.

Hair Loss & Scalp Massage

A rescinding hairline can make most men and women feel self-conscious. Most of us think this is down to genetics, but stress can be a major factor. 

Stress does this by pushing more hair follicles into the telogen phase prematurely, which can then lead to shortened growth phases, resulting in increased hair shedding and thinning.

Hair growth consists of three phases: the anagen, known as the growth; the catagen, which is the transition; and the telogen, which is resting.

A scalp massage can be an excellent way to help circulation in the hair follicles, which then stimulate hair growth. Scalp massage can also offer relaxation and help relieve any tension that is associated with stress. 

At Hannah London, we offer scalp massages to help improve blood flow and circulation, and you can find out more about them here.

Stress Breakouts & How It Impacts Your Skin

Dry Skin Caused By Stress

Stress breakouts can also cause dry skin due to the high cortisol levels that disrupt the ceramides, fatty acids and other lipids that typically form in the skin’s protective barrier. 

When these are disrupted, it results in dryness and rough texture; this can often be helped by nourishing your skin with a skin booster treatment like we offer at Hannah London. 

Only two sessions a year are required to see the results, and it’s a popular aesthetic treatment that will help to restore the plumpness of your skin.

stress breakout treatments at Hannah London

Treat Your Stress Breakouts & Skin Problems With Hannah London

If racing thoughts or work stress is keeping you up at night, it’s time to put your mental well-being first. Believe us, your skin will thank you for it.

Breakouts, premature ageing of the skin and hair loss can all be caused by stress, so before you can get back to your glowing skin, addressing the root cause of your stress is key.

While you are figuring out how to declutter your mind and reduce your stress, investing in self-care treatments at Hannah London can help with your well-deserved ‘me-time’.

At Hannah London, we offer many aesthetic treatments to help with any skin troubles you may be facing, from skin peels, microneedling, skin boosters and even cosmetic treatments like Botox and lip fillers. 

You can contact us here for a free skin consultation, and we can work together to create a bespoke skincare plan to tackle your stress breakouts.

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