I have known for a while that stress negatively affects the skin. It can exacerbate acne or eczema and cause rosacea flares in many people. I focus on relieving tension and stress in my facial treatments because it can allow the skin to release more toxins and aid in breaking up gristled collagen in the skin. It’s also important for aiding in lymph movement and reducing muscle aches / headaches.
However, this article takes this concept one step further. There is strong evidence that suggests many inflammatory skin conditions are connected to emotional or stress related issues in the mind. Getting to the root of these emotional stagnations can do a lot to help with acne breakouts, scarring and inflammatory skin disorders of all kinds. The key to holistic skincare is combining internal nutrition, emotional wellness, stress reduction and topical stimulation and nourishment!