Christmas season can be a very stressful time of the year. It’s the time of year when we usually experience a lot of good stress like the excitement brought about by Christmas shopping and family reunions. But we can also experience bad stress such as Christmas rush traffic and year-end business activities. Regardless if good or bad, stress may aggravate acne.
The increased levels of stress stimulate the body's production of various hormones and trigger different changes in the skin. Sometimes it causes the skin oils to become more viscous making you more acne prone. Stress also reduces your body’s natural immune defense and your skin doesn't fight off bacteria build-up as well. When these happen, we become more prone to breakouts.
Acne begins when oil collects at the base of the hair follicle and becomes trapped by dead skin cells. Bacteria flourish, form a plug and swell beneath the skin. Stress can make acne worse, causing more anxiety, and creating a vicious cycle.
How to be stress-free this Christmas season? Here's a list on how:
- Plan ahead - make sure to plan everything ahead of time, and when I say everything, I'm talking about gift shopping, wrapping, making a menu for noche buena, E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.
- Shop online - i recommend shopping online because there are vouchers and coupons everywhere. If you got your 13th month pay earlier, Cyber Monday offers huge discounts.
- Gift wrapping no more - no more cutting papers, no need to get stressed about wrapping. Paper bags with good deals are all over the market. Don't forget to staple the opening! :)
- Unwind time after time - Use Proactiv Solution Combination Therapy to prevent acne
Proactiv Combination Therapy System is a 3-Step System, that work together to cleanse your skin, fight the blemishes, help stop new one from forming, and gently heal damaged skin.
Ongoing PROACTIV Promotion:
The Proactiv 60-Day Limited Edition Pack with FREE Proactiv Advanced Daily Oil Control 50ml is available at Watsons and SM Department stores (Beauty Section) nationwide.