Stress and Your Skin: Tools to Reduce the Impact

There are many factors which can negatively affect your skin and its elasticity, from sun exposure and lack of moisturizer to poor hydration or diet.

But one of the major factors that leads to strain which often manifests on the skin, and particularly the facial skin, is stress.

Stress itself is not considered an illness, however the body reacts to stress by releasing hormones that can negatively impact your skin, causing numerous skin ailments as follows:

Puffy Eyes

Puffy eyes, or bags under the eyes are caused largely by a lack of sleep, high stress, poor diet and other similar factors. Interestingly, the effects of gravity can accentuate these bags for those who tend to sleep on their front.


Acne is not just the curse of the hormonal teenager – stress plays a big role in accentuating the problem by causing a higher release of the oils that cause acne and can occur in people of almost any age.

Skin Dryness

Dry skin is often caused by poor hydration and a poor moisturizing regime, however when we’re stressed we tend to accentuate this issue, and can experience drier than usual skin.


There are many things that can cause rashes, for example dust allergies, sensitivity to certain materials, sunlight or some types of chemicals. But stress can also cause rashes – chemical imbalances have a negative effect on skin, causing allergic reactions.

There are other side effects of stress that can have a negative effect on the body including, flushes, sore lips (from biting them), tension in the jaw and grinding of teeth.

There are many ways to cope with stress including:

  • Regular rest time and good sleeping patterns
  • Regular therapies such as massage, yoga, reiki and hypnotherapy
  • A nutritious diet that includes fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Regular hydration

To help improve your skin and protect it against the effects of stress and ageing, the portable Ultraiser P1 High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Beauty Device offers you everything you need to supplement your skin care regime.

The P1 has been optimally designed for treatments around the eyes and curved areas of the face, reducing wrinkles, smoothing out skin, tightening sagging skin and bags under the eyes and lifting cheeks, eyebrows and eyelids.

The ergonomically designed device is ideal for home use, giving anyone the option to improve their skin from the comfort of home.

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