Stress leads to dull skin

Mahesh Golani By Mahesh Golani, 20th May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Stress is the major contributor to dull skin and skin deseases

Get good skin by reducing stress from your life

“When you become tense, the brain tells your andrenal glands to fire a hormone called cortisol into the bloodstream. This annoying chemical then targets your very precious dermis; it heightens skin’s susceptibility to irritation and weakens your immune system rendering you at the mercy of bacterial or viral attacks and rendering you less able to ward off new outbreaks” says Katie Rodan, M.D. clinical associate professor of Dermatology at Stanford University in Paulo Alto, California. Now you know that the main enemy to pale or bad skin is as always STRESS.
Acne, Eczema or Psoriasis are all serious skin diseases whose causes are enemy no 1 i.e stress. But the article is to help you not scare you. The modern era has a lot of new set of Questions put up every day. But again, there are answers for that too. Now for an over zealous zit that crops up the day before a big party where you want to look your best, do not sulk but go straight to your dermatologist who can deflate with a cortisone injection that will erase that damn little blob called a pimple in about 10 – 12 hours. For smaller scale stress spots that almost everyone irrespective of caste, creed and age must go through these days, try dabbing on benzoyl peroxide. You can also ward off breakouts by applying bacteria zappers like benzoyl peroxide or other brands of same chemical combinations daily. If you are suffering or prone to much serious bouts of skin diseases run to your nearest and dearest dermatogist. Dandruff is the most commonest and amongst the worse dreaded skin malady affecting almost women as much as men. In fact men go through much more stress. Reason- men think they are getting bald. Women may not worry about baldness with some exceptions. Therefore even some of the smartest cookies can become flaky when stress strikes, Cortisol spurs oil production on the scalp while causing that skin to clump, says hair expert Philip Kinsley of the Philip Kingsley Trichological Centers ion New York. The skin and oil bind together creating large flakes that end up decorating your hair, shirt, sweater and what have you. Solution- Use an antidandruff shampoo not all but proven ones only like Nizaral A-D twice a week. You can rely on your normal shampoo on the other days so that your dear scalp does not dry out. You can also soothe irritated skin with an antiflake tonic.
Cold sores also have a stress connection. Cold sores come courtesy of the herpes simplex 1 virus. Once you have been exposed the virus will get attracted fatally to you and will not want to leave you.It lurks on specific nerve roots forming cold sores beginning with a red bump until it forms into a crust. Remedy- Keep a stash of valacyclovir on hand and take it as soon as you get a feel of tingling before a sore is formed.


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author avatar Mahesh Golani
I am a good conversationalist. Travel a lot all over the country and the world. Like to share what i have gained from life. Sometimes I also love to listen and read. LOL

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author avatar vpaulose
20th May 2011 (#)

Nice share Mahesh

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author avatar Denise O
21st May 2011 (#)

Good info. Darn stress does a number on the body. Nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Mahesh Golani
21st May 2011 (#)

Thanks Denise and Vpaulose!

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