“Work from home” (WFH) is a popular form of work during the pandemic. Many people think that WFH is a paradise when you don’t have to spend 2 hours a day in the dust, it will definitely make your skin more beautiful.
However, do you realize that your skin is increasingly discolored, darkened, acne is more and more widespread even though you are only at home all day. Turns out, not every work pressure, your skin is also screaming because of stress caused by WFH.
1. The relationship between mind and skin
It is a fact that, not everyone is suitable for office work. Conversely, not everyone can tolerate the loneliness of working from home. Working from home for a long time, making friends with 4 walls, not communicating with anyone directly has pushed many people (especially extroverts) into the situation. Cabin Fever. This is a state of boredom, fatigue, even mild to severe depression because of being indoors for too long.
When experiencing those negative states, the brain will release two substances that are adrenaline and cortisol. These are the two main culprits that cause changes in your skin.
2. Signs of a stressed skin
When stressed, the skin will show the following symptoms:
Big acne small acne, large acne small acne, inflammatory acne hidden acne, blackheads whitehead … in short, when stressed, a jubilant party of acne will be opened on your face. The reason is that the hormone cortisol will make the skin’s sebaceous glands secrete more, thereby causing clogged pores and consequent acne.
The disrupted circadian rhythms when working from home will push many people into sleep deprivation. This is when eye bags appear. Did you know a person with larger eye bags looks older?
Stress leads to hormonal disruptions that disrupt the epidermis – the top layer that protects the skin. As a result, diseases like eczema and psoriasis will immediately visit you.
Stress will cause the stratum corneum on the skin, which is responsible for moisture retention, to be less active. The skin will lose the necessary moisture, dry and wrinkles appear.
3. De-stress for the skin
De-stress is the process of combating and improving the problems caused by stress. De-stressing your skin is something you need to do right away and always if you want to survive this stressful epidemic period.
First, you need to know what your skin condition is. If your skin is acne-prone, temporarily cut back, minimize the skincare process and focus only on deep cleansing and moisturizing.
If your skin is struggling with dryness then immediately add B5 and HA to your skin care routine. In addition, other vitamins such as vitamins A, C and E are also skin care ingredients you should add to your skincare routine.
Finally, in order to get to the root of your skin problem, the most important thing is to “clean up” your mind. You can exercise at home, meditate, write monographs, chat online with close people to help clear your mind and thereby relieve mental problems.