Kirsten Storm - General Hospital

 

Stress can seriously mess up your skin. Beloved starlet Kirsten Storms had to take a break from ABC’s General Hospital. As the soap opera embarked on it 105th episode on Monday, Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones at GH) tweeted out “I’m taking a little break from work due to some skin issues I’m having.” And the breakout is caused by stress. No doubt being an actress is no walk in the park, but you might wonder: Why is stress related to her skin issues?

The latest tweet on Kirsten Storms’ account (@teenystweeting):

Stress causes inflammation in the skin and makes us more sensitive to irritants and allergens. It irritates pre-existing conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. To cope with stress and the long hours of a show that airs every weekday, Storms might have drunk more coffee, which dehydrates her skin.

While it’s hard to reduce stress level, there are some ways you can maintain your skin’s health despite under pressure.

  1. Wash your face with a mild cleanser and warm water.
    Face wash
  2. Drink lots of water.
    Drink lots of water
  3. Take a few deep breaths to calm down.
    Deep breaths
  4. Brew a cup of herbal tea at the end of a stressful day.
    Herbal tea
  5. Work out and ditch some inflammation-causing toxins while you’re at it.
    exercise
  6. Use oil-free, fragrant-free products.

  7. Ask a dermatologist for more information.
    Dermatologists

This incident shows us that any celebrity is just one of us – we all get stressed. Sometimes, people of high profile or with many responsibilities are more prone to stress-induced acne. The only way to stop these breakouts is to keep a balanced lifestyle and maintain both your mental and physical health.

Ask a dermatologist today!


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Maintain your skin’s health despite under pressure:

  1. Wash your face with a mild cleanser and warm water.
  2. Drink lots of water.
  3. Take a few deep breaths to calm down.
  4. Brew a cup of herbal tea at the end of a stressful day.
  5. Work out and ditch some inflammation-causing toxins while you’re at it.
  6. Ask a dermatologist for more information for treatment.
  7. Use oil-free, fragrant-free products.

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