Let’s face it stress can be brought on by lots of things from holding feelings in to anger over time this can wreak havoc on our bodies and minds. Are you stressed out? Your skin can show it. Studies show that both acute and chronic stress can negatively affect the overall skin wellness. Research has also shown the skin and hair follicles contain complex mechanisms to produce their own stress-inducing signals, which can travel to the brain and perpetuate the stress response. Yes, you are hearing this correct.
The relationship between stress and skin conditions has been documented since ancient times. Recent clinical observations also link psychological stress to the onset or aggravation of multiple skin diseases. In a review, we will discuss the recent discoveries in the field of “Brain-Skin Connection”, summarizing findings from fields of psychology, endocrinology, skin neurobiology, skin inflammation.
As the largest organ of the body, skin plays important barrier and immune functions, maintaining homeostasis between external environment and internal tissues. It is composed of two major layers: epidermis and dermis.
There is some evidence –Catecholamine levels in practitioners of the transcendental meditation technique – PubMed (nih.gov) that meditation may lower overall catecholamine levels in people who do it regularly. Healthy lifestyle habits, including a well-balanced diet and exercise, may also help to regulate stress hormones in the body, which should in turn have positive effects for the skin. Now let’s discuss ways to minimize your stress levels and get a better you inside and out.
Meditation is an ancient Chinese tradition that helps you take control of your body and mind. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. This process may result in enhanced physical and emotional well-being. People who meditate are calmer and more relaxed and can also show patience in the toughest of situations. They train themselves to be aware of the thoughts that come into their minds and can obstruct unwanted thoughts and shun them out. They can identify the morality of their actions and thus further develop themselves to be better persons.
If you are willing to become a better individual, try a few meditating lessons. The test is about patience and virtue, and you will succeed only if you pick up those traits in the learning process. Easy, Beginner Meditation to Connect to Breath & Find Peace — Gabby Bernstein – YouTube
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