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How To Care for Stressed Skin

How To Care for Stressed Skin

Just like our bodies can feel out of whack when we’re stressed, skin is affected by our stress levels too. The last thing you need when you’re already stressed out is to deal with hyped-up skin concerns!

Check out our ultimate guide to caring for stressed out skin as we take you through our top tips, giving you the lowdown on all the product you need to de-stress your skin.

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What Causes Stress?

When your stress levels rise, your body releases cortisol, often nicknamed ‘the stress hormone’.

When we’re scared, worried or sense danger, cortisol is released as a part of the body’s instinctive fight or flight response; it’s your body’s way of telling you that you either need to fight or run away. Way back this was super-helpful, protecting us from predators and keeping us safe.

Nowadays, this reaction can be flared by other stressors, like assignments that are due, or a big work presentation.

How Does Stress Affect Skin?

Long periods of high cortisol levels disrupt the epidermal barrier – the top layer of skin that locks in moisture and protects us from harmful microbes.

Lengthy periods of stress sometimes even delay skin repair.

Stressed Skin Symptoms

A rise in stress levels causes a whole host of different skin issues, from inflammation to acne and even rashes. Here we delve into some of the stressed skin signs to look out for:

1. Redness & Irritation

Stress sometimes shows in the form of skin sensitivity, causing redness and inflammation. When we’re stressed, some of us can even experience a stress face rash, hives or itching due to the skin releasing a histamine.

2. Fine Lines

Cortisol has been linked with the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, the proteins that make your skin appear supple, plump and wrinkle-free.

And it’s not just cortisol that can contribute to stress lines on the face – sleepless nights and frequent frowning (often when staring at a screen!) all take their toll on the skin.

3. Stress Acne

Stress hormones also encourage excess oil production, leading to clogged pores and breakouts. Plus, stress means we’re more likely to pick at our skin, which can spread bacteria and extend the healing process.

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Skincare Essentials for Stressed Out Faces

 

  1. Revolution Skincare 10% Matrixyl Fine Line Reducing Serum
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    Revolution Skincare 10% Matrixyl Fine Line Reducing Serum

    If you’re suffering from stress lines on your face, reach for our Matrixyl Serum.

    A powerful peptide, Matrixyl helps to stimulate the skin’s natural production of collagen, leaving skin looking plump and fine lines reduced.

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  2. Revolution Skincare Bakuchiol Firming Eye Cream
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    Revolution Skincare Bakuchiol Firming Eye Cream

    Bakuchiol is a powerful antioxidant and vegan alternative to retinol that helps to minimise the appearance of fine lines, while brightening and evening skin tone.

    Formulated with Grape Seed Oil, Shea and Cocoa Seed Butters, the Toning Boost Bakuchiol Eye Cream delivers a skin-brightening boost that deeply moisturises the delicate eye area and reduces fine lines.

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  3. Revolution Skincare Salicylic Acid & Zinc PCA Purifying Water Gel Cream
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    Revolution Skincare Salicylic Acid & Zinc PCA Purifying Water Gel Cream

    If stress acne is getting you down, try a targeted moisturizer, like our Salicylic Acid Water Gel Cream.

    Blemish prone skin still craves hydration, making this combination of Salicylic Acid and Zinc the perfect duo for stressed out skin. It helps to remove trapped dirt and control oiliness while still maintaining moisture.

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  4. Revolution Skincare Good Vibes Cannabis Sativa Skin Harmony Blemish Patches
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    Revolution Skincare Good Vibes Cannabis Sativa Skin Harmony Blemish Patches

    When your stress levels are high and the temptation to pick at spots is too real, look no further than our blemish stickers.

    The ultimate skincare saviour, these cute yet mighty pimple patches are packed with blemish-busting BHA and Cannabis Sativa. Perfect for stress acne sufferers!

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  5. Revolution Skincare Mattifying Pink Clay Mud-to-Foam Cleanser
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    Revolution Skincare Mattifying Pink Clay Mud-to-Foam Cleanser

    Ideal for even the most sensitive skin, our Pink Clay Cleanser leaves skin feeling even and balanced.

    Infused with Kaolin Clay to help absorb excess oil and dirt, and Black Cohosh Root Extract to soothe and calm redness, this cleanser mattifies the skin and gives pores a supreme clean every time.

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