Stress and appearance: how does stress affect beauty?

Stress can hurt your body, but it can also make you look ugly. Stress can cause wrinkles, dark circles under the eyes, weak hair, dry skin, acne, and other changes to the skin.

Stress and appearance:
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Stress can cause changes in our hair, skin, or eyes. How can that be? Stress makes the body do different things. It can mess up the way hormones work, change the structure of DNA, and change the bacteria in the gut.

Stress can cause acne

Changes in hormones brought on by stress can cause acne. When we are stressed, our bodies make cortisol, which makes the sebaceous glands work harder and makes seborrhea worse. Stress can throw off the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut, which can also cause skin changes that people don’t want.

Stress makes your skin dry

Stress makes the skin less hydrated because it upsets the way it normally keeps water in. It often gets dry and flaky. People who drink a lot of coffee, which also makes you lose water, should pay extra attention to this.

Stress and wrinkles

Collagen, which gives skin its elasticity, breaks down when you’re stressed or nervous. But that’s not all. Stress also hurts the DNA itself by making the telomeres weaker (their job is to protect the chromosomes and rebuild DNA losses). As a result, cells die and we look older..

Do you have hollow eyes? It’s from stress

When we are stressed, we often don’t get enough sleep. This is bad for our health and also for the skin around our eyes, which doesn’t have time to renew and heal. There are shadows and bumps that don’t make anyone more attractive. Getting enough sleep is the key. An adult should sleep about 7-8 hours.

Stress and thin and sparse hair

Stress that lasts for a long time can also hurt the health of the hair. It can stop the hair from growing, damage its structure, and even cause the hair follicles to become inflamed. When we are stressed, our bodies make chemicals that mess up the changes in the hair follicle and can even cause telogen effluvium.



3rd Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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