Estrés dérmico, ¿qué es y cómo nos afecta?

Dermal stress, what is it and how does it affect us?

Stress is defined as a feeling of physical or emotional tension. It is true that in small amounts stress can benefit us. We test ourselves and it helps us avoid certain dangerous situations, meet a deadline in our work... But the problem is that, often, stress persists, damaging our health.

There are certain factors that appear due to stress that we know very well: anxiety, poor memory, headaches, lack of energy, tiredness, weight loss or gain... But there is one that concerns us and in which we would like pay attention, our skin.

Stress and skin, how are they connected?

The skin is closely linked to our nervous system, which causes the body to release neurotransmitters in situations of stress, , affecting various organs in our body. Mayte Truchuelo, dermatologist at the Vithas International Dermatological Institute in Madrid says:

“Stress influences the skin through different mechanisms. Fundamentally, it modifies the immune system, lowering the skin's defenses while activating other pathways of skin inflammation, and also stimulates the production of adrenaline and corticosteroids that, by acting on the skin's receptors, exert changes in it. Furthermore, all inflammatory skin diseases worsen with stress.”

The most common causes of stress on our skin are:

  • Dermatitis: Skin irritation. It usually presents in the form of dry skin, a swollen and red skin rash.

  • Psoriasis: It is a common and chronic disease. It causes red, scaly patches on the skin.

  • Vitiligo: This disease causes loss of skin color in spots. It can affect any part of the body, including the hair and the inside of the mouth.

  • Rosacea: Rosacea can be confused with acne, since it is a condition that causes redness, visible blood vessels on the face and can also produce small red bumps filled with pus.

Take care of ourselves inside to take care of ourselves on the outside

Our products are based on the conviction that we must take care of ourselves inside to see an improvement in our skin. For this reason we treat neurocosmetics, trying to reaffirm the connection that exists between our skin and our brain and increasing not only skin care, but also your well-being.

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