Stress shows up in different ways for everyone. Stress has been known that it can lead to heart attacks and a variety of other health issues. Chronic stress happens and when you get to the stage stress typically when a person gets to that stage, they start to have some physical changes. You think you can handle your stress but it can be seen that you are older than you are, with lines in your face for just for starters. If you are young like in your 20′s to even late as 40′s if you have to deal with a great deal of stress may also take on this physical appearance. No one wants to look older than they are. If you are smoking, drinking more than ever trying to find ways to rid of your stress if just for a night. That too will add to how you are looking.
When you see your father or mother who works in a high-stress job, you can see what it has happened to them. High stress can lead to broken families, cheating husbands. Everything you do try to release the stress of the day.
So where does stress start showing up?
The most common place where stress first becomes apparent is in the facial area. The area around the eyes will start to appear baggy and dark. That can come from looking at a computer screen all day. Next, the lines will appear around the eyes. These are typically called crow’s feet because of the shape. When people are under stress, they do not smile frequently. Even just smiling can help. If you are a smoker it will show up on your mouth first, with new lines every day.
Stress can lead to hair loss and brittle nails, which give you even more stress. How we look matters but having too much stress will stop you from looking your best. When people are under a great deal of stress, they tend not to care for their skin as much and even stop wearing makeup or getting manicures done. Works wonders for your skin, hair and nails. All which can really need help! Stress can also lead to smoking and drinking large amounts of alcohol weekly. Both of these habits can cause serious skin damage on the external side, which makes a person look much older than they really are.
When people are under a great deal of stress, that can lead to eating wrong foods, like fast foods all the time which can lead to gaining weight. Which can even lead to chronic diets with your weight going up and down. You can get into the habit of doing a diet, then giving up and regaining the weight they lost. This constant weight fluctuation can cause sagging skin which lends to the ageing factor. Adding to stress by eating foods that are not healthy, people tend to drastically increase their sugar intake. Too much sugar in the body interferes with collagen production and the elasticity of the skin. People will start to see rough, droopy skin in particular around the eyes, giving that aged look. Everything you do or do not adds up over time.
So what does this all mean?
Finding ways to release the stress such as turning off the news at night, taking time to do nothing. That can be really tough in the days of everything, from phones, computers even Facebook are all parts of your life. Turn it off, learn a new hobby such as cooking or even learning to knit or crochet. Listening to music has been known to help as well. White noise at night has been known to be helping get the sleep you need. Anything to stop work running circles in your mind stopping you to get a good nights sleep. We all deal with stress in different ways, but there are so many ways to give yourself relief. Taking your time, even if it just getting a manicure done, or pedicure and turn off your phone while you are having your nails done. If can stop smoking that is even better! Try packing your lunches so you start eating better.
Take time to decide how you want to handle your stress, and giving yourself the right to take time for you. Hope this was helpful and gave you ideas on what you can do to stop your stress making you look older. If you start eating better, cut back on drinks, try not to take work home with you and other small steps like these.