Effects of Stress On Your Skin


Does Stress Cause Skin Problems?

I'm sure you've heard this about a million times before - "relax, calm down, stress is horrible for you!" If it was not your mother telling you, then I am sure it was another family member, loved one, favorite coworker, or maybe even your boss. The response to this is usually a shrug of your shoulders and a secret eye roll. You probably thought - “How am I supposed to do that? I'm under so much pressure just trying to handle everyday life!”Especially during quarantine, one would might have thought not having to go anywhere and staying at home could potentially lower stress levels. But let's be honest, the myriad of scary headlines are enough to result in a lot of anxiety about what is going on in the world and when this will be over.

As we all know, stress is hard on us mentally and physically, which shows on our skin as well. So, how much do you know about skin conditions caused by stress and anxiety? In today's world, where we are all running after or from something, it does not only have an impact on our mental health but also our physical appearance. I am sure you have heard this a million times already, and here it is again - stress and anxiety can cause skin problems.

How Stress Affects Skin?

What exactly happens to our skin when we are stressed out? The answer is simple - cortisol, the stress hormone that causes your skin to produce more oil, is heightened. Which, you guessed it -leads to clogged pores and breakouts. And it does not stop there. Being under stress can go as far as causing flare-ups, eczema, rashes, rosacea, and inflammation of the skin. And guess what, not looking our best usually causes even more stress to us, which then makes everything a hundred times worse - a truly endless cycle. Unless of course, you decide to make a change.

Lucky for you, there are a few different things one can do to ease the effects of stress on the skin. One of the things that one can do to take care of their well-being is sticking to what works. Also known as a well-maintained skincare routine. Sticking to things we know that work is essential when trying to recover from a sticky situation. For example, maintaining a routine is a must when dealing with skin conditions caused by stress and anxiety.

Ways to Ease the Effects of Stress on Your Skin

If you're feeling lost, we are here to help. Using products that are designed not only to give you your moment of me-time, but also soothe and hydrate your skin is essential. Make sure the products you choose are formulated with high quality, natural, and botanical ingredients. The Feelist face oil serum is one of those holy grail products we all need in our vanity. It is packed with plant powered botanical ingredients that we spent years researching and formulating into the perfect product you wanted the most for your face. Our radiant facial oil is an all-natural blend of luxurious ingredients and high-performing oils.

Most Wanted face oil contains the highly sought-after hemp-derived cannabinoids (also known as CBD), which are potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory with wide-ranging benefits for the skin. That’s right, reducing stress is one of these benefits! Outside of just CBD, our face oil is rich in antioxidants. Jojoba seed oil has skin healing and soothing properties that are excellent for reducing redness and repair. The next deeply moisturizing ingredient is marula oil, which is rich in critical antioxidants and omega 6 and 9 to nurture the stressed-out and dull complexion. Last but not least, the last two game-changing ingredients - rosehip oil and evening primrose oil. Rosehip oil repairs skin damage by restoring elasticity and collagen, which gives the skin a rejuvenated look and feel. Evening primrose oil promotes a healthy, clear, and rejuvenated complexion by addressing roughness, wrinkles, redness, dryness, and irritation.

On top of that all, Most Wanted is infused with 500mg Broad-spectrum CBD and packed with vitamins and essential fatty acids to calm, soothe and revitalize the skin. This unique blend of supercharged ingredients has been expertly formulated to deeply moisturize and restore the skin's natural balance, revealing a clear and radiant glow.

Alongside good skincare, it is vital to maintain some sort of regular exercise, even if it is just walking, and take time to unwind and relax. For some reason, the latter might be the most challenging as most of us have difficulties relaxing in this fast-paced world. Somehow, there isn't enough time to do a workout, go to a yoga class, sit down or take a deep breath and look around for once. When was the last time you picked up your favorite book or just indeed did nothing?

For most of us, it can be quite hard to remember. However, if you are in need of a little me-time, we are armed with another holy grail: the cbd pain relief cream. Our Do Not Disturb Extra Strength Body Cream with 500mg CBD comes to the rescue as to calm your senses and put your mind and body at ease (it also is amazing for post work out pain relief or menstrual cramps!) Do Not Disturb is a profoundly relaxing and restorative moisturizing body cream infused with an extra strength dose of 500mg Broad Spectrum CBD. That means that this lotion does not include any THC whatsoever, and it is formulated with a unique blend of essential oils and natural extracts to calm your senses and put your mind and body at ease. Besides the hemp-derived cannabinoids already applauded above, Do Not Disturb contains sunflower seed oil, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, passionflower extract, and lavender and cedarwood oils.

Sunflower seed oil is high in essential fatty acids and assists in moisture retention for dry skin. Shea butter provides natural vitamins to soften and deeply moisturize the skin with the next magical ingredient - jojoba seed oil, which is rich in antioxidants and skin healing properties, comes to the rescue to reduce redness and repair. Passionflower extract hydrates and helps restore the skin's moisture. Finally, the lavender and cedarwood oil give the cream a unique natural fragrance blended formulated to reduce stress and promote a calm state. If that doesn't sound relaxing already, then let's keep going. Awakening your senses is one of the keys to relaxing the mind and body, and as mentioned above, our Do Not Disturb CBD pain relief cream combines this all into one handy cream. Massaging this lotion into clean skin on your hands, feet, body, and especially pulse points will do the trick and transport your mind to a relaxed, calm space.

In case you want to savor Do Not Disturb for those extra special self-care moments, we have a lovely cbd hand cream option for everyday use. This hand cream, proudly carrying the name Necessity, is infused with 250mg of Broad Spectrum CBD, mango seed butter to nourish and moisturize the skin, the good old already talked about jojoba seed oil and shea butter, with the addition of bergamot, vetiver, and grapefruit oils. These oils combined bring a unique scent that's formulated to uplift and recenter the mind. Many of our customers have happily messaged us that Necessity has earned a permanent spot on their work desk, and is perfect for light hand cramps or just a few seconds of self-care in between meetings.

If either one of those options doesn't seem to be enough and you are in need of that little extra something, don't be sad, and let me introduce you to the fantastic self care kit called The Me-Time Set. This kit is a dream as it combines Do Not Disturb Extra Strength Body Cream and Staycation, our gorgeous detoxifying salt soak. Right when you thought it could not get any better! The Me-Time set is perfect for unwinding after a long day, reducing swelling after a long flight, or soothing muscles after a hard workout. Really anytime you need to unwind, take care of yourself, and put your mind at ease. Begin with the stress-relieving and relaxing detox bath filled with our dreamy lavender and vanilla scented Staycation salt soak. Breathe in, breathe out, and soak for as long as you need. Our founder, Shea Marie, adores a bath with Staycation to come back to center after a long flight! After your bath, follow up with our luxurious, uber hydrating and deeply restorative Do Not Disturb Extra Strength Body Cream.

We hope this post helps shed some light on the skin conditions caused by stress and anxiety and how to relieve not only those but also your mind. To recap, being under pressure can cause breakouts, flare-ups, eczema, rashes, rosacea, and skin inflammation. None of these are fun to deal with, and therefore it is best to prevent them or make them go away quickly when they appear by maintaining a good skincare routine. Gentle, well-made and natural products are essential when taking care of the skin under the pressure of everyday life. Who wouldn’t want the instant redness relief provided by Most Wanted, or feel the undisturbed luxury of slathering yourself in Do Not Disturb? Here at The Feelist, we pride ourselves in having an amazing selection of deeply researched hero products that are clean, vegan, cruelty free, and an absolute must on your top shelf.