Stress wreaks havoc on our bodies and minds, and most of us are aware of the damage it can do. Stress affects your quality of life by causing stomach pain, headaches, high blood pressure or insomnia. Did you know stress could also cause problems for your skin?

Stress produces cortisol and other hormones in your body that can cause your skin to produce more oil and in turn more acne. This is why your skin is prone to breakouts during stressful times. Stress can also aggravate skin conditions like eczema and rosacea. It’s responsible for some conditions such as rashes, hives and fever blisters, as well.

The Skin Klinic has just what you need to combat stress and keep your skin healthy and happy. New clients receive a free skin consultation during which a registered nurse and aesthetician will meet with you to discuss your needs and concerns. They will create a customized skin care plan that includes treatment modalities and products that fit your specific skin type, lifestyle and budget. You will also receive recommendations of things you can do at home to keep your skin looking its best.

We also offer advanced skin care therapies such as LED Light Therapy, which helps promote new cell growth; and Pelleve, which uses radiofrequency to induce collagen and help tighten the skin. You may consider a medical peel to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and pigmentations. Laser treatments use different resurfacing options that can reduce wrinkles, age spots and improve scarring. Injectables can improve the look of wrinkles and creases for a more youthful appearance.

Another way to reduce your stress is regular massage therapy. Massage can help your body relax and reduce stress and its effects. The Skin Klinic offers a variety of massage techniques including, Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point. Massage is also recommended to help manage pregnancy, and we offer prenatal massage to help new moms relax.

Stress is in evitable, and we all experience different levels of it in our lives. The good news is that it doesn’t have to cause damage to your skin and your body. Visit the Skin Klinic for your customized stress defense plan.