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How stress affects your skin
Stressful stimuli are numerous in modern times and stress is almost daily for most, which significantly burdens all the functions of the human body, even those of the skin.
When a person is in a state of stress, cortisol levels rise - a hormone that contributes to many metabolic functions, with anti-inflammatory and immune action, which also intensifies the production of fat, which can lead to oily skin, acne, allergies, skin reactions and other related skin problems. Stress can also cause hair loss, and when it is chronic it is often responsible for the slow healing of a wound.
Research has shown that the higher the stress levels, the greater the chances of a person developing a common cold as herpes. In fact, people with high levels of chronic stress are twice as likely to get sick.
However, we can do some things to help ourselves and improve our quality of life: