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Is stress spoiling your skin?
In the fight for healthy looking skin stress can be one of the main obstacles in your way.
A new study from the British Association of Dermatologists claims that nine out of ten dermatologists have witnessed a rise in skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis since the credit crunch.
Financial issues have seen stress-related skin problems soar, with 41 per cent of professionals seeing a rise in these problems.
Meanwhile, almost half of dermatologists questioned said that the stresses which can fuel flare-ups or trigger skin conditions must be taken more seriously.
But how can you ease these stresses?
In order to relax you need to set the right sort of environment, which involves creating an atmosphere conducive to relaxing.
This could include running a warm bath and dropping in a couple of drops of essential oils or persuading a friend or partner to give you a calming massage using aromatherapy oils.
Simple touches such as a scented candle and a cup of herbal tea could make all the difference.
Having between six and eight hours sleep a night is a must if you want to reap skincare benefits. It’s not called beauty sleep for nothing!
Getting enough rest allows the skin cells to regenerate and heal, while not having enough sleep can lead to further stress.
Stress disrupts bodily functions and tired skin can easily become prone to flare ups, such as dry patches or angrier sections of rosacea.
Exercise, whether low impact such as yoga, or high impact like running, is proven to help relieve stress.
It releases endorphins, boosting your mood and allowing more oxygen into the blood stream. As well as this it keeps your body pumping and working better at fighting off infections and illnesses.
Also by exercising more you can ensure that your body is equally as tired as your mind at the end of the day, meaning you could find nodding off that little bit easier.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
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