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Can Stress Cause Skin Problems?

Many of us struggle with skin issues. If you’ve tried many of the typical skin treatments and they’re coming up short, you might start to wonder if stress can cause skin problems?

Covid related stress

The Coronavirus pandemic and associated lockdown has been an uncertain and unsettling time for us all. Health anxiety, new social restrictions and the inability to access many of our leisure and wellness activities, have heaped additional stress on us all.

Add to this, work and financial pressures, childcare issues and distance from friends and family, and there really is no wonder I’ve seen my requests for hypnotherapy for stress relief soar. Many of my clients have noticed a physical deterioration during the coronavirus lockdown. Usually, as a result of reduced self-care, negative habits and increased anxiety and stress.

Physical effects of stress

Stress has a widespread effect on your body. In addition to well-known symptoms such as panic attacks, breathing issues and insomnia, stress can also affect your hair, nails and skin.

How stress affects the skin

Skin is a visible indicator of the inward health of our body and mind.

Stress causes chemical responses in your body which make skin more reactive, sensitive and slower to heal. Stress also tends to mean we eat worse, practise less self-care and get less sleep. All of these combine to negatively affect your skin.

Stress related skin issues

Stress can cause, aggravate or prolong the following conditions. This list is not exhaustive – almost any skin issue can be associated with stress.

  • acne
  • psoriasis
  • rosacea
  • eczema
  • hives
  • skin rashes
  • fever blisters

Help for stress caused skin problems

A good skin care routine can only go so far. So, whilst you are stressed it’s going to be hard to significantly improve your skin.

It’s best to get to the root of the problem and address the stress directly. Stress can cause skin problems. By reducing the stress, you should clear the skin too.

You options are:

  • Manage things differently
  • Learn coping mechanisms
  • Alter your mind-set so situations which previously caused you stress no longer do
  • Seek advise from a skin specialist and find out the most suitable topical treatment

Your individual situation will determine what combination of these approaches will work.

Hypnotherapy for stress

Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for many stress related issues. This is because, rather than just masking the stress, hypnotherapy can get to the root cause. Common issues associated with stress include:

Get in touch

Do you think stress is causing your skin problems?

Alix Needham is a professional, experienced and friendly therapist who can help you with stress. Above all, with hypnotherapy sessions available online to suit you, this is the perfect time to get help.

If you’re ready to give hypnosis for stress a go, call Alix today on 02079 351965 or send a quick message using the contact form to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Additionally, for topical skin treatments you can find out more at Nar London Skin Clinic located at Harley Street.

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My techniques guarantee that you remain in control at every session. These techniques, developed over 25 years, are so effective that many issues can be addressed in as little as three sessions and my location in the very heart of London means you can book sessions to work around work.

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