Do not let stress be your beauty enemy

By now, most of you should know that stress is beauty’s worst enemy and can wreak havoc not only on your face but your hair and nails as well. Read some of the expert views on how stress can give you more acne and wrinkles, as well as make your hair gray and fall out. And if you have problems with your nails, being stressed out or nervous could be the root of your problems.

See the effects stress has on your hair, skin and nails then learn how to prevent it – as compiled by Total Beauty.

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  1. lyn says:

    Interesting tips and I completely agree how stress can cause ageing. For me, I tend to get zits when I’m stressed out. The eczema on my legs have a tendency to flare up as well.

  2. sesame says:

    Yeah, stress raises cortisol levels and that can increase oiliness, dry skin, and wrinkles.

  3. Guest says:

    This is unrelated to the post, but i wanna ask, do we need to wear sunscreen when using the computer for long hours? ?

  4. stella says:

    i know i’m stressed/haven’t slept enough when my skin looks dull and dehydrated bleaaaah

  5. sesame says:

    Yes, they do emit a small amount of UV so if you’re in front of your computer for more than an hour each day, then it’s good to at least wear a moisturizer with SPF15. Or use an anti-glare monitor screen. Same goes for the florescent lights.

  6. sesame says:

    Ah…something I’ve been diagnosed with recently. Exhaustion and insufficient rest, causing my skin tone to look dull.

  7. Elaine C says:

    I still get acne and I’m middle-aged!
    It’s stress for sure. I finally found a cleanser that’s not too drying yet cleans very well, seems to calm my acne down too. Olay Gentle Foaming Face Wash with Aloe for sensitive skin.

  8. sesame says:

    Adult acne is quite common and the reasons are usually internal – mostly hormones related for women. I get it too.

  9. CT says:

    Are there any remedies of having better sleep. I am having insomnia recently, not sure is it due to hormone changes?

  10. sesame says:

    Insomnia is a sign…I’ve been reading books on the topic lately. No idea about effective sleep remedies cos I don’t have an issue with that. Maybe you can google for some tips. Probably suggestions of using essential oils like Lavender.

  11. Swee Chong says:

    Hi CT, you can try practising meditation/deep breathing exercises or join a yoga class. I had disturbed sleep from work-related stress, but ever since I re-practised yoga, I’m having less problem with sleep due to the breathing, meditation & stretching exercises.

  12. sesame says:

    Nice tip! I’ve been reconsidering going back to yoga lately too.

  13. sesame says:

    Hey Guest: I am planning to write something based on this question you ask so perhaps you want to come back and read it too. There is a difference according to the type of monitors you are using apparently.

  14. Hayashi says:

    Something to share with CT as well.
    I’m diagnosed with slightly high level of prolactin hormones last 2nd half year. And insomnia is one of the symptoms. I can’t sleep well in the night and actually woke up few times with nightmares. But recently this has got very much better after medication and I force myself to drink / eat plenty of water / vegis to avoid body too “heaty”.

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