All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All of us have had that one day when nothing goes right, you’re working for 3 hours straight on a project and the power goes off and you don't have backup or when you have to reach somewhere very urgently and Shobhit from uber takes a lifetime because he took the wrong turn. Something’s life are not in your control but still directly affect your mental state. Stress not only affects your mood, concentration, and sleep but also directly impacts your looks, including the health of your skin. You might wonder why is it so easy for others to make out if you’re stressed, just by looking at you.
When we face a stressful event, the body releases the stress hormone called cortisol. In short, cortisol is necessary to help us deal with the cause of our stress. However, when stress becomes chronic or long-term, as it so often does with modern lifestyles, it has various negative effects on the body and on the skin.
Cortisol actually leads to collagen loss in the skin by affecting the cells that produce collagen, which is essential for maintaining our skin’s firmness, strength, and elasticity.
Another way that chronic stress affects our skin is that it leads to an increase in free radical formation, producing more than what the body’s inbuilt antioxidant systems can deal with. This results in what’s known as oxidative stress, leading to cell damage and skin ageing.
Not getting enough sleep can wreak havoc on your internal health, causing everything from a slower metabolism to irritable skin problems. While you're deep in your dreams, your skin goes into repair mode, sending fresh cells to the epidermis to give your skin a youthful glow.