How Emotions Affect Our Skin

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How Emotions Affect Our Skin
How Emotions Affect Our Skin
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Video: How Your Emotions Affect Your Skin 2023, February

As if it were not enough what the different negative emotions can influence our health, you should know that the skin also suffers from those emotions that we allow to affect us

You may not have noticed, but our skin reflects exactly how we are inside. “The skin is the physical evidence of our state of mind and the emotions we feel. There are many skin conditions that have their origin in unresolved emotional conflicts”, explained Dr. Maribel Pedrozo, a specialist in facial care.

The most frequent skin problems such as hives, atopic dermatitis, alopecia, itching, psoriasis, acne and even allergies are mostly caused by stress, anxiety, depression and other psychological problems.

To understand the relationship between them, Dr. Pedrozo listed the problems and emotions that can cause them:

Acne: Although it is very common in adolescence, when it appears between the ages of 30 and 48 it can be due to situations of tiredness and stress.

  • Atopic dermatitis: This problem may be related to feelings of anxiety, stress, panic attacks, and phobias.
  • Alopecia: Hair loss diagnosed as alopecia can be a consequence of feelings of deep sadness.
  • Psoriasis: This disease that affects the joints and causes redness, peeling, pain and swelling can be caused by emotional disturbances, difficulties in expressing emotions and vulnerability to stress.
  • Allergies: Although there can be several causes when we have an allergic reaction on our skin, emotions are one of them. "Some allergies are often caused by hidden personality factors and unresolved affective needs," said Dr. Pedrozo.
  • Urticaria: We can identify this type of problem because spots and pinkish areas of inflammation appear that cause intense itching and pus. Although you may believe that the cause is something you ate or touched, analyze if you have had feelings of insecurity and / or fear. Both sensations can cause urticaria.

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Once you have identified which of these emotions is causing you some of these skin problems, the doctor recommends that we learn to deal with and manage these situations. "I highly recommend meditation, consider learning new relaxation techniques, such as yoga and cognitive behavioral therapies, these disciplines help us improve skin conditions and establish an adequate hormonal balance," said the specialist.

To all this we must also add that we must take care of our diet, exercise and give our skin a lot of affection with products and facials regularly.

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