Understanding Your Mind-Skin Connection

Skin is the layer where our inside meets the outside of our body. It is not just one of the body defense system against the harm from the outside world, but it’s also a medium to feel, enjoy and explore new sensations of living while being a great asset of our body. You might read or watch how most people emphasize about their skin health.

An interesting thing to know is there is a connection between you mind and your skin. Recent studies on stress and acne confirm the study about unhealthy skin eruptions where there is a definite link between stress and a skin breakout or having one worsen. Experts call this matter as ‘psychodermatology.’

I guess we already know that body functions and activities are closely related to human emotions. That is how the mind-skin connection exists. In many cases, skin problems had been found intimately linked with emotional issues or situation the particular person is dealing with. Stress affects your body system where stress hormones have the potential to create disturbances throughout your entire body. For example when you feel tension, your body releases stress hormones including cortisol which increase the skin’s oil production and resulting in acne.

Because mind and skin are intimately connected, it is encouraged to use mind-body relaxation and stress-reduction methods when dealing with skin problems. Some skin conditions are particularly sensitive to stress, including acne, eczema and cold sores. A nice way to deal with stress is to use mind-body techniques where you form mental images of a safe and nurturing environment – you could improve your skin condition by going for a relaxing vacation.

Healthier life could give your healthier skin so here is some tips of doing it:

  • Always be positive.
  • Take a hobby and enjoy it. It can give you relaxation in doing things.
  • Practice anger-management techniques.
  • Get a massage or facial.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Smile a lot =)

Yes, we cannot see the connection between mind and skin visibly by our eyes but do remember that the results are there – in our body. So never ignore this mind-skin connection and practice a healthy life for your healthy skin.

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12 comments… add one
  • I wanted to have more information about skin products. This article helped me a lot in what i need to know and what i need to do. Now i know what to do, thanks very much.

  • I am currently using one skin product. This article is exacly useful for me. Thanks very much for sharing this information about health and beauty.

  • The mind and skin are connected on many different levels. A lot of nerve endings are connected to the skin

  • massages and facials can do wonders for your mind, total relaxation.

  • Mind and skin are intimately connected, it is encouraged to use mind-body relaxation and stress-reduction methods when dealing with skin problems. Some skin conditions are particularly sensitive to stress, including acne, eczema and cold sores.

  • Well an excellent tip, Live happy, enjoy your life and you do not need any skin caring product.. Your skin will glow automatically with your positive mind.

  • I try to think positive and it seems to work for my skin, but I guess I would look better if i didn’t only sleep 5 hours per day and eat more junk than the cookie monster, right?

  • Wow that’s really new thing which I come across, I never know that there is connection between the Mind and Skin thanks for the information I will follow the rules to see the changes.

  • Thanks for sharing those tips, Nasrul.
    I agree with drinking a lot of water and following a healthy diet.
    I started using organic products on my skin and am seeing the difference already.
    Ann

  • i just found this post through google and its quite helpful…good work…keep it up

  • The mind and the skin is connected at many levels. A lot of nerve endings are connected to the skin, which revolves around organs, such as feelings played out neurologically,they can be expressed through the skin, such as stress can be expressed in gastrointestinal symptoms, increased anxiety, or hypertension.

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