When you are stressed, your body goes through a fight-or-flight response and releases hormones into the bloodstream, which creates different reactions in your skin.

Unfortunately, most of us only pay attention to our health when we are sick. Yet the constant pressure is what leads your body to break down. Your skin may be out of balance and it will show you are stressed out.

Here are signs to watch out for when your skin is feeling stressed.

1. Irritation

I can attest to the fact that when I am stressed, the slightest deviance from normal can irritate me. The same goes for your skin. When your body is going through the constant barrage of fight or flight, it releases histamine. Histamine is linked to allergic responses and can lead to rosacea and eczema.

2. Acne

Acne is not just for the teenager. Adult acne can hit after a high-stress day. It reflects an imbalance in chemistry that makes your skin break out with pimples. Typically, this kind of stressed-induced acne can show up around the mouth and chin area.

3. Increased Aging

High cortisol, the hormones your body releases to help deal with stress, has the power to accelerate the aging process of the skin, rapidly enhancing common unwanted aging signs like lines, wrinkles, age spots and wrinkles.

4. Dullness

If you think about it, who doesn’t look drawn-out or pale when stressed? The fact is stress diverts blood to vital organs to withstand the pressure. Unfortunately, that rationing of blood flow comes at the expense of your skin. The lack of circulation leads to lackluster, tired and dull skin.

5. Dehydration

The negative effects of stress can present themselves on the skin with extreme dehydration. Not only can stress cause breakouts, but it also creates tiny perforations in cell membranes that allow water to leak from cells and dehydrate the skin. That’s when fine lines and damaged skin begins to appear.

So what’s the answer? Unless something is done to reduce stress, little can be done for the skin. Thankfully, there are ways to look for—and prevent—stress from taking a toll not only on your mind, but also on your healthy glow. And it doesn’t involve overloading on topical skin-care solutions. People start to use as many products as possible to fix the issue, which can worsen the skin. The best course of action is to figure out ways to practice self-care and give yourself a little loving care on your skin with ONE skincare line that is designed to balance and heal. I recommend Tru Energy for its healing energy frequencies in each product.