Your mental state can affect you in so many areas of life, but something you may not realize is how much it can actually affect your skin. Our skin is a constant communicator that often reveals our body’s turmoils, whether it’s emotions, gut health, etc. Our faces turn pink with embarrassment or white with fear, our complexions can feel aged and dry during difficult times are just some examples.
The field of psychodermatology breaks up disorders into three general and sometimes overlapping categories:
Not everyone reacts the same way to having a skin problem or to emotional stresses, but many are seeing the strength in creating a treatment plan that not only addresses skin issues, but also mental health.
In the next part, we’ll look at some strategies to consider to help ease anxiety and depression.