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Stress: How to combat its impact on your skin

This week is International Stress Awareness Week, so it seemed about time I addressed the impact of stress on your skin. We all know stress is bad for us. But actually, that’s not 100% true. SOME stress can actually be quite good for us. Think about the singers that talk about their pre-show nerves or the sports stars that get pumped up for every match. A little bit of stress can actually help us perform at our best. HOWEVER, a lot of stress is not good for any of us. According to the experts at the Mental Health Foundation: “When we encounter stress, our body produces stress hormones that trigger a fight or flight response and activate our immune system. This helps us respond quickly to dangerous situations. Sometimes, this stress response can be useful: it can help us push … Continue reading

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