Brief Discussion on the Effect of Stress on Your Skin

With all the worries which doubled, especially during the pandemic with working from home, the safety of loved ones, and financial future, everyone is super stressed out. Stress and anxiety can take a toll on the overall functionality and appearance of the skin. In fact, stress affects all skin components, starting from the texture & appearance to elasticity and more.

Stress causes a chemical reaction and affects the appearance of the skin.  Wrinkles, dry skin, and acne are some of the ways through which stress manifests itself. Continue reading the post to know what other effects stress can have on the face.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Cortisol is linked scientifically to breaking down collagen and elastin in the skin. This leads to “worry lines” and wrinkles around the forehead and around the eyes. These are areas that express stress on the face the most.

Getting Botox and fillers as injectables are very effective in reducing the appearance of deep lines and dynamic wrinkles. Botox helps relax the fine lines on the forehead, and fillers restore the volume in the area with deeper folds.

Tired Eyes

Rising cortisol levels can disrupt the circadian rhythm, break the skin’s structure, and minimize circulation. All these lead to tired eyes that look like wrinkles, dark circles, laxity, and puffiness. In order to get the best and most immediate results, you can get an appointment with a plastic surgeon for hyaluronic acid-based injectable fillers around the tough tear area.

This works as an in-build concealer to hide the dark circles. The injectable makes the eyes brighter instantly. Choosing micro needling under the eye can also do wonders in rejuvenating and tightening the area.


The facial skin does not renew itself rapidly while you are stressed out. This leads to a dull complexion and a longer healing time. It is important to regain the radiance by exfoliating as well as re-feeding the skin. Chemical peels, in this context, are extremely effective in removing or exfoliating dead skin from the top layer. This leads to healthy, youthful, and shiny skin. But the process of rejuvenation slows down due to prolonged exposure to the sun.

Dry Skin

The stratum corneum is the skin’s outer layer and has lipids and protein. All these play an important role in keeping your skin cells hydrated. When stratum corneum does not work as expected, makes it dry and itchy.

Based on the extent of the dryness, choosing a light peel for exfoliating the dryness would be best to get the best results. Following that, you can also use a laser for redness like V-beam to get skin rejuvenation immediately and for a radiant complexion.

Get in touch with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azra Ashraf at Panache Plastic Surgery to get the best treatment for your skin and make it rejuvenated. You will get the best treatment to eliminate any possible impact on your skin because of stress. Get your appointment today from the expert.

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