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How Holiday Stress Affects Your Skin

Posted on November 9, 2015 by - Skin Care, Spa Divino

Holiday stress on skinIt may be the “most wonderful time of the year” but the holiday season can take a toll on our bodies, including the skin. Fine lines, dark under-eye circles and wrinkles — these unsightly signs of aging often make an unwelcomed appearance on the face during the holidays. Dr. Carlos Chacon of Divino Plastic Surgery explains.

The Telltale Signs of Stress on the Skin

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season offers plenty of reasons to be stressed. Planning elaborate dinners or searching for the “perfect” gift can be overwhelming. Additionally, staying up late at night to wrap presents or attending late night holiday parties can be tiring for the body and mind. Many of us have come to expect these situations every holiday season but ignore the effect holiday stress can have on us. Stress triggers a chemical response in your body that causes your skin to be more sensitive and reactive. Here are some common signs to look out for:

  • Dry, itchy, flaky skin
  • Acne breakouts
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Puffy eyes
  • Under-eye circles

If you have started to see some of these unflattering marks on your skin, it’s a good idea to identify possible things that may be causing you stress. Make a list of all the errands and events you have going on this holiday season. Keeping a list of all your commitments can help you stay organized and manage deadlines. If your list looks too long or overwhelming, ask for help from loved ones and delegate tasks. Or, consider crossing out things you know you can do without. The holidays are meant to be enjoyed, but juggling too many responsibilities can take away from what really matters.

With so many people and parties to keep us occupied during the holidays, it’s easy to forget the importance of alone time. A 10-minute walk outdoors can help refresh the mind, while meditating or taking deep relaxing breaths can help calm you down when you feel overwhelmed. Being mindful of what you eat during the holidays can also help keep your skin blemish-free. Too many holiday sweets can cause oil to build up on the skin, which can clog your pores.

Treat Yourself to Beautiful, Radiant Skin

For rejuvenated and refreshed skin this holiday season, consider a nonsurgical or spa treatment with Divino Plastic Surgery. We offer several treatments that repair dry, dull skin for a more vibrant appearance. Our laser skin rejuvenation treatments treat a variety of skin concerns brought on by sun damage and aging such as spider veins, wrinkles, scars, acne and rosacea. A hot stone massage is a great way to relieve the body and mind of holiday stress, while a facial treatment can help you nourish and replenish your skin just in time for the New Year.

To learn more about our skin rejuvenation and spa treatments, contact Divino Plastic Surgery today. Schedule an appointment by calling (858) 633-7546 today.