Is Stress causing your breakouts?!

WOO-SAHHH!! Do it with me: Take a deep breath in, as you exhale slowly say “woo-sah” in a deep tone. Repeat this act three times. Do you feel any different? A bit more serene and relaxed I hope. This technique, one of many, is a quick way to help your body to release stress and even anxiety. Stress is something many of us experience at some point in our lives, if not consistently; it can affect your health, mental wellness, and even your skin! 

Yes, that’s right, that pesky stress bug that we can’t seem to keep off our backs at times can affect your body to the point of causing breakouts on your face and body. Eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, and hives are just a few skin conditions that can be caused by stress. Are you still saying “WOO-SAHH”?! 

Stress causes a chemical reaction in your body that increases your skin's sensitivity, oil production, and even how it reacts to your body’s increase in hormones. When cortisol increases in your body it causes your skin glands to produce more oil, which in turn causes breakouts such as oily skin can cause acne and other skin irritants.  This is also why many women experience breakouts before, during or after their cycle. The bodies natural increase in hormone production during that time causes your skin to be more sensitive and susceptible to reacting to irritants. 

Tea tree oil and raw apple cider vinegar are great at-home options to combat your hormonal imbalance and breakouts due to stress. Apple cider vinegar has a pH balance close to that of your skin and can help to restore your skin’s pH balance to normal during periods of hormonal imbalance. These imbalances can show signs through your mood, increase in appetite, and breakouts. Simply use the Apple cider vinegar after washing your face every evening when you are feeling stressed, during your cycle, or during breakouts.  Tea tree oil is a natural way to kill bacteria, combat allergic reactions, and infections of the skin such as acne. Use it as your daily moisturizer, or only during periods of increased stress to get rid of those random pimples and skin irritation. 

The Essential VEGAN and the Flawless Facial System Acne Kit VEGAN are two full skincare regimens you can utilize with products formulated to fight oily skin, hormonal imbalances from stress, and hormonal acne. We know it's hard to not stress with all that life throws at us at times, but in addition to protecting your skin it is vitally important to protect your overall health. So remember, if your have to “woo-sahh” all day long, do it! Maintain your mental, keep your serenity; your skin and your health count on it!

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