8 Tips to Manage Rosacea & Other Skin Diseases Triggered by Stress

8 Tips to Manage Rosacea and Other Skin Diseases Triggered By Stress

If we’re honest with ourselves, we all have some level of stress; it’s simply a part of our everyday life during the COVID 19 crisis. No one is immune to this novel coronavirus or to the anxiety it brings.

But did you know that stress can affect more than your state-of-mind? It can affect your entire body … yes, even your skin, hair, and nails! 

How Stress Affects Your Skin

When stressed or anxious, your body reacts with “fight or flight” hormones - cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones are beneficial in a true emergency - they increase your concentration, reaction time, and strength. 

But exposure to these stress hormones for a long period of time can affect your overall health and can trigger skin problems.

Skin diseases that are normally well managed can flare-up when you’re stressed and if stress causes you to skip your daily skincare regimen it can cause new breakouts or you can lose ground in managing your condition. 

Flare-ups may even cause you to be more stressed if you withdraw from your support networks because you’re concerned about how you look.

Rosacea & Other Skin Conditions Triggered By Stress

Here are seven examples of chronic skin conditions that can be triggered by stress and anxiety.

Stress can also cause acute symptoms like dehydration, rashes, hives, and fever blisters.

8 Ways to Manage Your Stress

While stress can’t be removed entirely from your life, you can reduce its impact on your skin by managing it well. 

What if I Experience a Flare-Up

If you have a flare-up it’s important to reach out to your dermatologist right away to schedule an online (TeleDerm) or in-office visit. Your provider will assess your condition and, if necessary, develop a treatment plan to suit your needs. 

Call Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater at (757) 461-1033 (Opt 1) to schedule your appointment. 

Author
Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater, located in Norfolk, Virginia, provides comprehensive personalized dermatologic care to patients of all skin types, conditions, and ages. Medical director Jonathan Schreiber, MD, PhD and the entire professional medical team at Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater approach dermatologic exams from the medical root of an issue, and similarly, cosmetic issues from the science of a treatment, using science-based support and results with the treatment services offered to patients.

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