Your Skin Health May Be Affecting Your Mental Health

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Not only is May Skin Cancer Awareness Month, it’s also Mental Health Awareness Month.  

Did you know: Your skin health can affect your mental well-being? Stress is not the cause of a broad range of skin conditions from acne and rosacea to eczema and psoriasis, but it can trigger them and slow their response to treatment.

Improving our mental well-being isn't a one-size-fits-all solution, but here are some proactive steps you can take to enhance it…

  • Create a consistent skincare routine that fits your skin type and condition. I always say, simple goes a long way! Basic practices like cleansing, moisturizing, and applying sunscreen can promote healthy skin plus boost your confidence!
  • Take a long walk, ideally in nature, but even around the block helps. Walking is one of the best ways to help clear your mind and it’s great for your circulation.
  • Drink plenty of water. This helps your body heal from within, especially in the summer months where we naturally sweat more which can dehydrate us faster.
  • Minimize simple sugar intake and highly processed foods. These increase inflammation in every organ and when you give them up, or even just reduce how much of them you eat, you’ll see a difference in your skin sometimes within days.

Here are a few products I recommend:

 

Bottom Line: Don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist if you're struggling with persistent skin issues. Our team is here to provide personalized treatment plans and give you the support you need to tackle those concerns. Call to schedule: (212) 772-0740.

Stress can worsen skin conditions, like psoriasis and acne, as well. Try some stress-relief techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, exercise, and hobbies to help manage stress levels and promote overall well-being.

Remember that you’re more than what you see on the outside. Practice self-love and recognize that your worth and beauty are beyond any blemishes.

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