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How your mood affects your skin health

December 3, 2013 by Works with Water


Not looking your best can definitely can put a damper on your mood, but did you know that your mood could be the reason for breakouts, wrinkles and a dull complexion.

Stress, anger, depression, embarrassment and fear are some of the fundamental emotions that we go through every day and each of these moods adversely affects our skin. This damage also depends upon the longevity of our emotional state. Long lasting mood swings have much longer lasting and irreversible effects on our skin. Similarly, good and happy mood has some positive beauty benefits for your skin.

Anger affects our facial muscles. Anger decelerates skin’s healing, fastens wrinkling and produces dark spots. People who hold in their anger often suffer from rashes, hives, warts, eczema and acne.

The Blues
One of the biggest drivers in the bad mood-beauty connection are feelings of anxiety and depression. Depression produces higher levels of cortisol in the blood stream which leads to premature hair loss, skin pigmentation and hormone changes that can result in weight gain. Depression also causes acne.

Sadness is another by-product of depression. Repeated frowning and furrowing of eyebrows, due to depression, can deepen the wrinkle lines on your face. Prolonged depression is disastrous for skin. It triggers hormones that can affect sleep-patterns, thus leading to puffy eyes and dull complexion.

We all have experienced severe embarrassment at one point of time or another, and it is something we do not easily forget. But effects of embarrassment can also easily move from our brains to our skin. Neuropeptide receptors in our skin receive mixed signals from brain, causing chronic swollen blood vessels and sleep deprivation. Embarrassment increases acne problems. Blood flow to skeletal muscles is also hampered due to embarrassment. The organic structure of our skin cells weakens and enzyme production rates are altered, due to embarrassment.

The Effects of Stress on Beauty
Stress causes acne breakouts. Some scientists believe this tension-induced acne is caused by an increase in sebum, an oily matter that is supposed to help protect skin but easily mixes with dead cells and bacteria to clog hair follicles and create pimples. It is a nasty cycle: Stress brings on a pimple that won’t go away because you’re stressed-and that stresses you out.

Stress can also interrupt your body’s production of new collagen, a group of supportive, structural proteins located throughout your body. Without new collagen, your skin can become thinner and weaker. What’s more, being in a bad mood could cause your skin to become dehydrated. In addition to looking unsightly and feeling uncomfortable, this can affect cells’ ability to recover after injury.

Feeling Good, Looking Great
Most of what scientists know about the mood-beauty connection is focused on the negative-how bad moods, stress and depression negatively affect your body. But the reverse is true, too. Less stress and depression might logically mean less acne, hair loss, skin dryness and fat accumulation. A bulk of research links good moods to behavioral decisions that translate into beauty benefits.

Improving your mood improves your eating habits. Healthier foods have less sugar and saturated fat, which can make you feel bloated or cause breakouts and oily skin.

Keeping yourself hydrated, well rested, and cheerful can vastly improve the tone of your skin, and even help it stop sagging and wrinkling too early in your life.
It’s Not a Sign of Weakness if You Have a Good Cry. Crying actually releases negative hormones from your body resulting in lowered stress levels and an actual elevation of mood afterward. Crying actually releases negative feelings through your tears.

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Remember: You have the power to feel as good as you look and look as good as you feel.

2 thoughts on “How your mood affects your skin health”

  1. rebeckah says:

    Depression does not necessarily cause acne.

  2. Patricia Reese says:

    I would like to know if taking coq10 can help get rid of facial and head sweats as well as night sweaters. Thank you in advance. PAR

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