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.
Clean & Clear Bundle
Description: Finally clear acne and stubborn blemishes with this multi-step skincare kit.
How to Use:
Karuna CleanMud Face Mask
Description: The CleanMud Mask features charcoal and hyaluronic acid to deeply cleanse pores and help restore hydration. Activated charcoal draws out dirt and oil deep within the skin. After 1 use, skin should feel refined and refreshed. Suited for all skin types.
How To Use: Gently unfold mask and place cloth on side of face. Remove white backing and adjust slits to custom fit. Relax and enjoy the treatment for 10-20 minutes. Toss and glow! Wear mask longer for intense treatment. Keep out of reach of children. If skin sensitivity occurs while using the sheet mask, stop using and immediately rinse skin with water.
Ingredients:Water/ Aqua, Kaolin, Glycerin, Willow Herb Flower / Leaf / Stem Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi), Green Tea Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Charcoal Powder
Calming Clay Mask
Description: Spot treat breakouts or calm acne and inflamed with this sulfur clay mask. It absorbs excess oils, removes dirt and impurities, helps reduce enlarged pores, and offers cool relief for tender, hurting, irritated skin. Ideal for all skin types.
How To Use: After cleansing apply to affected areas or entire face. Let sit for 5-10 mintues. Mask will dry and tighten. Rinse with completely with warm water, tone and then moisturize.
Ingredients: Sulfur 10%, Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf juice, Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Aluminum Silcate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Wheat Germ Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Chamomilla Flower Extract, Eucalyptus Leaf Oil
Medicated Pumice Wash
Description: Deep Cleanser Medicated Pumice Wash works deeply eliminate acne-triggering impurities and breakouts while prepping skin to be more responsive to treatment products. Active Ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide kills acne causing bacteria. Ideal for Acne-Prone Skin
How To Use: Apply to wet face. Cleanse thoroughly starting out once daily and then twice daily a week later. May be drying so count down on use and couple with a gentle cleanser if needed.
Ingredients: Benzoyl Peroxide (2.5 %), Water, Jojoba Esters, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Ammonium Xylenesulfonate, Lauryl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Dimethicone
Acne Spot Treatment (Back Order)
Special Order Item*****May take up to Two weeks delivery*******
Description: For all skin types with a single or a small patch of breakouts that need extra help. Antiseptic witch hazel, calming aloe vera, glycolic and salicylic acids team up to break up the intracellular cement that can clog the pores. Not suitable for sensitive skin.
How To Use: Apply to breakout activity and blemished. Let dry
Ingredients: Key Ingredients:Salicylic Acid (2%), Glycolic Acid (3%), Other Ingredients: Water, SD Alcohol 40-A, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Witch Hazel, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Methyl Gluceth-20, Sodium Lactate and Sodium PCA and Gycine and Fructose and Urea and Niacinamide and Inositol and Sodium Benzoate and Lactic Acid Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Allantoin, Glucosamine Sulfate, Methylisothiazolinone.
Acne Treatment Cream (Back Order)
Special Order Item *****May take up to Two weeks delivery*******
Description: Acne Treatment Cream is the medicated moisturizer of choice, delivering precisely the right kind of clearing hydration along with potent blemish-busting actives. Ideal for Oily and Acne-prone skin.
How to Use: Apply as a moisturizer to clean skin twice daily.
Ingredients:Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (3%), Lactic Acid (2%), Other Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Glycerin, Albumin, Witch Hazel (Hammamelis Virginiana) Extract, Lecithin, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum) Essential Oil, Xanthan Gum.
Clear Med 10% (Back Order)
Special Order Item *****May take up Two weeks delivery*****
Description: Clear Med 10% is an acne medication that is designed to kill acne bacteria below the surface of the skin, reduce inflammation and peel the pore lining, thus loosening the follicular debris and sebum. Because the medication is a water-based gel consistency, penetration of the active ingredient is superior to over-the-counter medication. Not for Sensitive Skin and can be drying to the skin.
How to Use: A topical medical cream. Apply to clean face let dry and then follow with the Acne Treatment Cream.
Ingredients:Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Sulfur 3%. Other Ingredients: Deionized Water, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide.