01/5Skin issues that may get worse due to stress

Skin issues that may get worse due to stress

In this life, there is no shortage of reasons when it comes to why we stress so much. Work is getting to be too much or your personal life is in shambles. Maybe you are going through a big change in your life.We have a million reasons to stress. While stressing is definitely not good for our mental health, it can also have an impact in other ways you didn't imagine. If you are looking for motivation to tackle your stress issues, here it is. Skin issues can become far worse due to stress. Find out how these skin issues are affected by stress.




Almost everyone on the planet is prone to acne. Have your even noticed you suddenly breakout just before an exam or big meeting? There is a reason for it - hormones. "For all skin conditions, stress increases blood levels of the hormone cortisol. This is a pro-inflammatory hormone making skin conditions such as acne worse—more red, aggravated, and inflamed," Mona Gohara, M.D., associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale University, told a news portal.




Eczema is caused by a group of skin conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed and itchy. It can make certain patches on your skin to become rough. It can also cause your skin to go dry. Various factors like infections and allergies can be the cause of this skin issue. Stress, whether it is physical or emotional, can also make it worse. That is because stress makes it difficult for the body to manage the issue.




Psoriasis is a skin issue that tends to show up around the elbows, scalp and knees. It causes scaly and red patches on the skin. In some cases, stress may be the trigger for psoriasis. It can also aggravate the issue and make it worse. "If you have psoriasis, your skin produces cells at a much more rapid rate than usual," Lance Brown, M.D., a surgical and cosmetic dermatologist based in New York City, told a news portal. When stress produces hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, it can make psoriasis worse.




Rosacea is a form of acne that is popularly known as acne rosacea. Certain kinds of stress can cause the condition to flare-up and get worse. "The redness occurs due to the opening and closing of very small capillaries in the skin, which can be triggered by anything from red wine or spicy food to heat or stress," Lance Brown, M.D., a surgical and cosmetic dermatologist based in New York City, told a news portal.