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Stress Causes Acne, Hair Loss, Graying

5 More Reasons Stress Can Mess With Beauty

Stress is a miserable thing regardless, but a growing body of health and medical research is making it clear that its adverse effects are wide-ranging and even more insidious than previously believed. And if poor health isn't bad enough, I've got five reasons that, at least for the sake of our health and beauty, we should all learn healthy coping strategies. To find out more, just keep reading.

  • Hair loss — Yup, the Mayo Clinic says that stress can make your hair fall out. If you're under emotional or physical stress, some of your hair may temporarily fall out, although it'll grow back when your life goes back to normal. If you're under extreme, chronic stress, though, it can result in bald patches and — in extreme cases — whole body baldness. If your stress levels lower, the hair will grow back, but if you remain stressed, the hair loss can re-trigger and you'll keep having issues until you're less incredibly stressed out.
  • Gray hair — Sure, it's having a fashionable moment, but you probably don't want to go gray before you're ready to be a silver fox. Evidence suggests that stress hormones interfere with your body's melanin-delivery signals, thereby producing less color-rich (and more gray) hair.
  • Acne — Stress has been definitively linked to acne flare-ups. It's a vicious cycle, too, because acne stresses you out, which only causes more acne.
  • Rashes — People who turn red or blush when they're embarrassed are common, but did you know that some people also break out in redness and rashes when stressed? It happens, and it can affect anyone.
  • Brittle or peeling nails — Even your nails react badly to stress, and when you're having a hard time, you may notice more breaks and chips than usual.


Join The Conversation
cerinajoecuti cerinajoecuti 6 years
Stress is what it is all about.Man just wanna take a long break to regain life.hairloss
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
Stress is my worst enemy.
Sherrilee Sherrilee 7 years
I think you're right. Stress does cause breakouts but on me it also causes aging. When I worry my face changes. People around me have told me. When I don't I look younger.
KateLynn2011 KateLynn2011 7 years
I need to meditate- I've have found some gray hair in my part lately and I'm sure it's from stress. YIKES!
blossommac blossommac 7 years
all of them done... i feel really bad for i like a circle in these im gonna to go to a dermatology
summerjams summerjams 7 years
i remembered, when i was 16, i had this huge leaving school examinations, and out sprout a grey hair! never had one, dont have it now either, just that one time during exams! it was really the horrors.
angelina8023 angelina8023 7 years
I've been stressing a lot this past month. Yesterday I happened to find 3 gray hairs!!! Fyi, I'm only 27. Guess I need to do more yoga:)
FredieGirl FredieGirl 7 years
Bellasugar, can you direct me to info regarding stress and the nails?
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
Stress really messes with my skin. My face was clearing up but for the last two weeks I have been super stressed with school and family problems. Now my face is really broken out.
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