morning with a huge pimle staring back at you in the mirror! We've all been there before. Stress Pimples come in many forms, one is Hormonal Breakouts. But is there really a link between the two or is it all a method? Well, let's dive into it and gain a better understanding of stress pimples. What cause them and what can we do about them?
What causes them?
Stress itself doesn't directly cause breakouts, but the effects stress has on our bodies does! Think about it. Our bodies have a multitude of responsibilities related to keeping us safe and protected. When the body gets an alert that something is wrong, it goes into panic mode working hard to fix the problem. So on the exterior we only see the characteristics of stress (baggy eyes due to lack of sleep or low energy or even agitation) and how it makes us feel as a result. However, think of a "stressed body" as a functioning machine over producing, steam piping, shaking and trembling. (a little dramatic but you get the point) The overproduction results in exhaustion, and a lack of efficiency. As a result, these are some of many reactions...
1. A Spike in Hormones
2. Increase Sebum Production
3. Less Efficient Immune System
4. Poor Assimilation of Nutrients
So let's take a look at stress as it relates to the skin. A spike in our adrenal glands causes the body to increase it's production in sebum faster than it can be eliminated. Sebum is the oily substance that mixes with dead skin cells and bacteria to clog the hair follicles, leading to a pimple or acne cyst.
how to treat them?
Knowing the cause and effects stress has on your body and how it shows up on your skin should help put things into perspective! So how do we get rid of the pimples? Now since there's no cure for stress we can’t guarantee the complete elimination of stress and pimples once and for all, but we can treat them! Here are some:
1. Adaquate Skincare Products
3. Regular Exercise
4. Cutting back Sugar and Caffeine
A daily, weekly, and monthly skin care regimen can help keep fluctuations in check — even touch-ups throughout the day. Using the right skincare products for your specific skin type and lifestyle is number one. To attack breakouts head-on get the Clean & Clear Bundle that deep cleans bacteria trapped in pores with the PureGlow Cleanser and hydrates the skin to prevent scarring. You can also treat blemishes with masks such as a Calming Clay Mask or Charcoal Mud Mask to control excess oil that leads to build up. Also, schedule a professional skincare treatment/facial like the Clean & Clear Facial to detox the pores of toxins and build-up.
Dietary supplements that assists bodily functions such as the liver and the digestive system are great! Omega-3 is another supplement I recommend for my clients who either have hormonal breakouts or hormonal acne. It regulates hormones and control excessive oil production. Exercising regularly increases the metabolism as well as the elimination of toxins and acne causing bacteria that builds up in the pores. Limiting the intake of foods that cause inflammation such as sugar and caffeine will assist our bodies regulate hormones and breakouts. Knowing better helps us do better.
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