Stress has often been cited as a major cause of premature aging and wrinkles, though wrinkles are caused by many other factors such as pollutants, sunlight exposure, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, dehydration, improper diet, hormonal imbalance and aging.
How does stress affect your health and skin condition?
Stress can weaken the immune system, heart, nerves, skin, and affect our sleep patterns resulting in mental disorders, nervousness, anxiety, and poor skin conditions. Stress can cause hormonal changes, which might result in triggering the symptoms in people prone to acne, eczema, or other skin conditions. It is true that stress contributes to wrinkles, and speeds up the process of aging.
Some people think that alcohol, smoking or drugs can relieve them from stress. Unfortunately, this adds to the problem instead of relieving you from stress, making you more susceptible to wrinkles. Drinking coffee, tea and soft drinks can aggravate rather than relieve stress, and will also give you more wrinkles. You can find details of this in the "Encyclopedia of Good Health: Stress and Mental Health."Some stress relieving drugs can help you to relax, but strictly under the doctor’s supervision. Drug usage may also aggravate stress. Cigarettes, alcohol and drugs may help stressed people feel better temporarily. Some chemicals in coffee, tea, soft drinks and cigarettes stimulate the adrenal gland, producing stress hormones.
So as days pass, you can find that they only create more stress by producing physical and emotional side effects.
Aging is inevitable.
But the external effects of aging, mainly wrinkles, don’t have to be so obvious on your skin. As not only stress causes the condition, reducing stress won’t completely cure it. But learning to better manage the stress in your life can reduce the premature wrinkle formation.
Slow it Down!
At Natural Wellness Care we assist you with stress reduction, giving you the tools to slow down the aging process and live your life to the fullest! Be sure to ask us about our anti-aging supplements and skin care products.