Does Stress Cause Wrinkles ?

Stress is one major factor that causes wrinkles, also it is known to cause pre matured aging and wrinkling of the skin.

There is physiological evidence, which states that stress is indeed harmful and causes more than expected damage both to the mind as well as the body.

Studies show that adrenaline- a life saving hormone that is pumped out in response to a life-threatening situation and causes the flight or fight reaction in us, under high levels of stress tends to cause more harm to our body instead of protecting it.

It begins to eat away at the nutrients our bodies have stored, beginning with organs that aren’t “vital”.  The heart and lungs are unaffected initially, but later on they tend to get over worked leading to increased heart rate and heavy breathing, our immune system is slowly eaten away. But worse of all it is our skin that is affected in a major way.

There was a significant study conducted in 2004, which also came about with a link between chronic stress and aging.

This study showed that telomeres (structures at the ends of chromosomes that shorten with aging) also shorten prematurely in persons experiencing long-term psychological stress, in effect, prematurely “aging” the cells.

So before resorting to botox ,fillers and other anti wrinkles cream. Stop!!!! Have a look at your lifestyle and identify the source of stress.

Before splurging out thousands of dollars out of your purse on anti-wrinkle agents just take some time, introspect, and eliminate the stress that is eating away into your life and is causing damage to your skin.

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