Chances are you have suffered from skin irritation at least once in your life. Skin irritation can cause a lot of discomfort along with all the symptoms of stress and anxiety. Itching and burning sensations are the major complaints of people that are having an irritated skin. It is not a pretty sight to see a skin riddled with red spots or allergic reaction. And the discomfort from an irritated skin is just the start. People would refrain from getting into contact with others because they feel the skin irritation makes them hideous which only add more anxiety symptoms as a result. The skin may get treated with medicines but you also need to address the stress. Here are some tips to naturally address the stress that people get when they have irritated skin.
Find the root cause
Medicines could only act on the symptoms or work to relieve you of the discomfort but not the root cause. It is important that you are able to pin point what is causing the irritation and be able to address the root cause. This is better than just masking the discomfort which only makes the situation worse. The sad thing is that each skin irritation is different from one another. There is no general, one-size-fits-all solution to acne infections. It is possible that you are suffering from eczema or dermatitis. It is best to consult your doctor and find out what is causing the skin irritation and address the problem as soon as possible.
Do some yoga
Yoga and other relaxation exercises can help you get some relief from the stress and anxiety as a result of a skin irritation. It is easy to get angry at the situation which can lead to the body releasing stress hormones like cortisol. The result is an elevated blood pressure and a rapid heartbeat which can be bad. Yoga and other forms like Tai Chi, meditation and even deep breathing can help release the body from the bondage of stress and have a quieter and calmer mind with an elevated mood. The relaxation that Yoga affords the sufferer of irritated skin can help in combating the discomfort which can get worse with the action of stress hormones on the histamines that are possibly fueling the discomfort in some skin cases.
Have “me” time
There is no better way to enjoy life despite the discomfort than to have a “me” time. Spend some time alone perhaps in your room or in a place that is relatively clean and don’t have much allergens or dust. A reading nook in your house is great but make sure that it is free from animal dander if you happen to own a pet. This “alone” time can help you gather yourself and enjoy something that you like even for just 10 minutes.
Eat great food
Try to put more fiber on your diet as it would help get rid of the toxins that could be causing the discomfort of the skin irritation. At the same time, drink more water to flush out more toxins that can make the irritation unbearable. Try to stay away from salty and sweet food and eat natural whole foods for a change.
Have a hearty laugh
Comedy makes us laugh and laughter can help people get over stress and anxiety. Laughter releases feel-good chemicals that can help melt the stress that is creating havoc in the body. Studies have shown that a hearty laugh lowers the blood pressure and even help people become calmer due to endorphins released to get some temporary relief from pain and discomfort.
Get some exercise
Having a skin rash does not excuse you not to get some exercise. In fact, exercise can help in the discomfort and subsequent stress from skin irritation. Exercise makes the body release feel-good chemicals like endorphins that can help alleviate the discomfort and pain of having a rash. A good 30-minute workout should do the trick. It is important that any exercise regimen should be under the supervision of a doctor.
Skin irritation happens but you don’t need to fret about it. Make sure that you are able to control the discomfort, seek the root cause with your doctor’s help and enjoy yourself and don’t let the discomfort get the best of you. Skin irritation can be a real source of anxietybut you don’t have to put up to it. Stress happens to the best of us but it should never be able to bring us down.