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The Effect of Stress on Skin

Stress can stem from any unavoidable situation that raises your anxiety levels. Everyone experiences stress differently. When stress becomes overwhelming, it will also start to show up in different ways,...

Stress increases the production of cortisol in our bodies, which influences your blood pressure, sleep cycles, and yes, your skin. Our bodies have an intricate balance of hormones. Like throwing a pebble in calm water, stress can create ripples in this delicate balance. An overproduction of cortisol can ultimately result in acne and inflammation, among other skin conditions.

Stressed out woman rubbing her forehead

 Simply put, too much stress is a problem for your skin. Your skin’s immune system is the barrier that protects your body from infection and toxins. Excess cortisol can weaken this immune system, resulting in premature wrinkles, fine lines, and dull skin. 

What’s the Best Way to Combat the Effects of Stress on Your Skin?

1. Introduce a Self-Care Ritual

Woman holding under-eye gel

Introducing a daily self-care ritual can help your skin. Products with ingredients like aloe vera and retinol, such as our All-In-One Under-Eye Gel, are full of soothing, anti-inflammatory properties. Retinol is also great to combat the effects of stress on the skin, as it increases the rate of cell turnover. This helps skin repair itself by increasing the number of new cells available to replace old, worn-out cells. 

2. Find an Outlet

Finding a way to manage your stress is also a great way to keep your cortisol levels in check. Working out is one of the best ways to keep stress under control and has the benefit of improving your overall mood! Exercising at least 30 minutes a day will help relax both your body and mind. 

3. Take a Deep Breath

Practicing relaxation techniques help curb that anxious feeling stress can bring. This can mean practicing either controlled breathing, meditation, or yoga. Some smaller changes that you can make include eating a healthy diet and wearing sunscreen to protect your skin. Turning your phone, computer, and television off an hour before bed can help you get a deeper, more rejuvenating sleep. 

Woman practicing yoga to help with stress

Can Skincare Help Reduce Signs of Stress on Skin?

Finding products that get you excited is the first step to creating your own skincare routine. Search for products with the right ingredients, like retinol, aloe vera, vitamin E, and collagen. These will help keep your skin healthy and glowing. 


Vitamin E

Vitamin E helps support the immune system, cell function, and skin health. It’s also great for reducing the effects of UV damage and reducing acne. Our All-In-One Under-Eye Gel is packed with vitamin E, making it perfect for reducing signs of stress on your skin. This will help you reduce some effects, like acne, inflammation, psoriasis, fine lines, and wrinkles, that stress can cause. 



Saffron is rich in vitamins and antioxidants that slow down damage to your skin and improve blood circulation. It also delays signs of aging and helps highlight your skin’s natural glow. Goodbye dull, lack-luster skin! Our Saffron Oil is full of skin benefitting vitamins and antioxidants that will leave your skin looking youthful. 

Woman dispensing Dermaniche Saffron Oil onto finger
Woman rubbing cream on hand

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has hydrating and has anti-inflammatory properties, making it great for stressed-out skin. Our Age-Defying Formula is rich in aloe vera and is both moisturizing and hydrating to help refresh skin. Hydration helps your skin retain water, and moisturization seals moisture into your skin. Having both of these properties in your cream makes your skincare routine easier, and your skin will love it. This makes it the perfect product for combating stressed-out, dull-looking skin. 


Self-Care Box

Creating a perfect, yet simple skincare routine can be tricky. The Dermaniche Self-Care Box is an easy way to have an effective skin-care routine. For a limited time, you can get our Self-Care Box for 50% off using the code ‘SELFCARE.’ This box contains everything you need to build a simple and effective skincare routine that you can get excited about. 

Treat yourself while combating the signs of stress & its effects on your skin!


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