How does mental health impact on skin health?

Our skin is often a reflection of how we feel on the inside!

By Carolyn@Qetello

psychology and eczema

So, how does mental health impact on skin health?

It’s widely accepted within the psychology field that although physical symptoms of skin problems are different (think eczema vs psoriasis) the emotional distress felt by those with skin issues is very similar for all patients.

Intense emotions such as: stress, anger, fear, or pressure can actually trigger issues such as acne or rosacea and cause eczema and psoriasis

This is often called Psychodermatology and is the treatment of skin disorders using psychological and psychiatric techniques by addressing the interaction between the mind and the skin.

The ‘psycho’ part is more focused on the ‘internal‘ nonvisible disease, and the ‘dermatological’ is focused on the ‘external‘ visible disease.  This powerful combination aims to:

  • reducing pruritus and scratching,
  • improving sleep, and
  • Relieving symptoms such as anxiety, anger, social embarrassment, and social withdrawal

By learning how to address emotions like anxiety and fear safely:

We can retrain the brain to help provide relief for not only our minds, but for our skin too!

By using techniques like:

  • psychotherapy,
  • hypnosis,
  • relaxation,
  • cognitive-behavioral therapy,
  • meditation,
  • affirmation,
  • stress management,
  • and guided imagery.

Here at Qetello, we love to mix it up a little as many of the above techniques feature in our Face Yoga sessions!  

Now, you might be thinking what the heck has Face Yoga got to do with stress relief and limiting beliefs?  

 

The answer is…

EVERYTHING!  

 

By relieving stress in the head, neck and shoulders using the Face Yoga techniques taught by our expert Carolyn, you can help alleviate headaches, sinus problems, jaw issues and so many more; all whilst relaxing, meditating, affirming and reproamming your mind to engage in healthy self-help habits, that help us deal with intense emotions in a procactive way, reducing flare ups –  A definite win win!

Check our our Face Yoga page for more info on sessions! 

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