Yes, it is true, since if we experience high levels of stress our skin also reflects them. Stress can increase cortisol levels, which in turn increases inflammation. In addition, pollutants (pollution) cause the formation of free radicals, which damage DNA, resulting in dull, stressed, aged and sensitive skin.
We may notice that our skin is more irritated or has rashes, pimples, etc. Even the products we used on a daily basis now begin to irritate our skin.
Also, wearing a lot of makeup can help to sensitize your skin.
Don't worry, you are not alone in this. Both I and many other people have gone through these periods in our lives. Breathe and give your skin a break, find products that bring you joy and are also skin-friendly.
Try as much as possible to use light products, without high levels of alcohol or perfume; products without parabens, and most importantly, products that adapt to your skin type. As we have said before, stress can affect our skin in different ways such as breakouts, redness, itchy rashes, etc.
If you have irritated skin problems, consider using a light emollient moisturizer that rebuilds the skin's protective barrier. Also, use an SPF every time you leave the house, no matter if it is sunny outside or not. Over time, your skin will "thank you"
Also, if you have severe skin rashes, consider seeing a dermatologist.
If you have acne breakouts or pimples, as I always do when I'm very stressed, use a cleanser twice a day, in the morning and at night after removing your makeup, and avoid exfoliating your skin too often. A maximum of twice a week will be more than enough. Try to avoid using excessively dense and oily products. For example, I prefer to use very light serums or creams, suitable for my skin type, which is combination and sometimes with excess sebum.
Sometimes stressed skin can appear dull and tired. In that case, give your skin a little boost by using products with Vitamin C: , Vitamin E, Hyaluronic acid y / o collagen. You will see how your skin will look healthy and radiant.
However, be patient. If your skin doesn't improve immediately, this doesn't mean it won't. It just takes more time to adjust to the new routine and the new active ingredients.
Patience is the key to finding the results you want :)