How workplace stress is making you age faster

How workplace stress is making you age faster

29 January 2016

We live in a fast-paced, nonstop world where everyone’s constantly busy and everything needed to be done yesterday – especially when it comes to work. Sound familiar? While some people thrive off stress, the constant rushing around and long hours spent hunched over desks squinting at computer screens takes its toll on our bodies, particularly our faces.

Experts are dubbing the phenomenon ‘stress face’ which is caused by a combination of increased smartphone usage, long working hours and workplace stress.

So what does stress face mean for our faces and bodies? According to one expert, “stress manifests itself on your face in a number of ways, starting from an accumulative muscular tension – the face looks rigid and the jaw tenses up.

“As a result, insufficient blood and oxygen reach the skin’s layers, which leads to dull, dehydrated skin.”

There are a number of signs which may indicate you’re a sufferer, including unwanted breakouts, Rosacea and redness, as well as tired eyes, wrinkles and dull-looking skin.

It is now thought that by placing so much importance on climbing the career ladder and becoming a high achiever, men and women are putting their bodies and health in danger. We display outward signs of being unwell, and visible differences in our skin’s appearance can be an indicator that it’s time to take a break.

So what can be done to help reduce signs of premature ageing? Turning off smartphones and tablets, even for 15 minutes a day is recommended. Instead, spend that time in quiet meditation and allow yourself to switch off completely and breathe.

Facial massage before bed can help tone and relax muscles, giving you a glowing complexion and relaxing your body enough to send you into a deep sleep. As massage improves circulation and blood flow, it contributes to improved skin tone – ideal if your skin’s looking dull.

Line & Wrinkle treatments and Dermal Fillers can both help to reverse the hands of time, giving you a smoother, more youthful appearance; while Laser treatment can help to even out skin tone.

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