How to Reduce Stress at Home?

Stress is the body’s method of reacting to a challenge that results from adverse or demanding circumstance. Stress typically describes a negative condition or a positive condition that can have an impact on a person’s mental and physical well being. It can have many profound effects on the human biological systems including the skin.

Skin is the largest organ of the body and serves as an important environment interface providing a protective envelope against toxic insults by a broad spectrum of physical and chemical agents that are capable of altering its structure and function. The problem occurs when the protective barrier of the skin is compromised and damaging irritants enter the skin.

When people are under stress, the levels of the major stress hormone called cortisol and adrenaline increases. As a result, the adrenaline  increases breaks down collagen levels and causes inflammation. These stress hormones can cause irritation and loss of the immune function in the skin and the effects if this are very similar to what happens during the natural ageing process.

Skin Complaints Due To Stress:

  • Acne: The appearance of spots, whiteheads and blackheads can be fulled by stress due to an increased sugar of hormones that kick in to help one cope with the stressful tasks at hand.
  • Dandruff: This is a generic term given to all flaky scalp conditions especially seborrhea characterized by increased sebum secretion and accumulation of dead skin causing itchy white flakes.
  • Hair Loss: Stress and hair loss can be related. If you notice sudden or patchy hair loss or more washing your hair it could be as a result of high stress and what doctors call telogen effluvium.

Home Remedies for Stress

How To Reduce Stress at Home:

  • Exercise regularly Physical activity plays a key role in reducing and preventing the effects of stress.
  • Stick to a healthy diet.
  • Reduce caffeine and sugar.
  • Avoid alcohol, cigarettes and drugs.
  • Get sufficient sleep.
  • De-stress your skin by changing your skin care routine.

It’s important to see the skin as an integral part of a total system which needs de-stressing on a total body level, if the skin is to benefit from this. Talk to your dermatologist about healthy skin habits and incorporate the same in your routine.

Try This Simple Ways to Reduce Stress at Home:

1. Listen to Music (Classical or Calm Music)

2. Call a Friend

3. Talk Yourself Through It

4. Eat Right (Proper Diet)

5. Laugh It Off

6. Try Green Tea

7. Be Mindful (Mindfulness)

8. Exercise (Running or Short Walk)

9. Sleep Well (At least 7 to 8 hour)

10. Meditation (Take a deep breath for 3 to 5 minutes)

Foods That Can Help Reduce Stress at Home:

1. Oranges

2. Dark Green Vegetables (Broccoli and Kale)

3. Spinach

4. Sweet Potatoes

5. Dried Apricots

6. Avocados

7. Almonds and Walnuts

8. Banana

9. Whole Wheat Bread

10. Carrots

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