3 Ways Stress Is Affecting Your Body (And How To Fix It)

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Worries can weigh on more than just your mind

Stress comes in many forms and after the events of the past year, it's arguably more prevalent than ever. Whether you're dealing with worries related to work, family, friends or finances, it all results in the same response from your body.

How that pressure manifests for each of us is entirely individual, but there are a number of commonalities, many of which show up on the outside. So if you're experiencing a significant amount of stress, you could find it correlates to physical symptoms. 

Here's what to look out for, how it impacts your body and what you can do to restore balance.

#1: Stress takes a toll on your hair and nails

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year, trichologists have reported a rise in patients presenting with accelerated hair loss. According to experts this is largely down to an increase in stress, which causes your body to go into survival mode, shutting down any internal systems that aren't considered vital, such as the scalp and nails, to prioritise other parts of the body.

Try to incorporate an ingestible beauty supplement that will support your fraught internal structures and boost your hair and nails. WelleCo's iconic The Super Elixir™ is formulated with a powerful blend of 45 plant-based ingredients, including wholefoods, probiotics, vitamins and minerals, to boost the overall health of your hair. 

#2: It causes inflammation in your body, which shows up on your skin

Inflammation is the unsuspecting precipitator to a number of issues that occur in the body. Besides the potential health implications – a weakened immune system, heart disease and fatigue, to name just a few – it has also been linked to many common skin conditions, such as eczema and acne. 

Destress by spending less time in front of a screen, as well as committing to daily habits that will nourish your mental and physical wellbeing, such as exercise, meditation and acts of self-care, like your beauty routine. Soothe your skin by swapping a complicated regimen for simple, calming products and ingestible beauty solutions. Taking two teaspoons of The Super Elixir™ daily will aid in easing inflammation and bolster your skin in the long-term.

#3: Your sleep suffers

Mental disquiet can turn even the soundest sleepers among us into insomniacs. A preoccupied mind can struggle to shut off, while your body contends with an influx of the stress hormone cortisol, which shows up to help your body after too little sleep from the night before. 

Signal to your body that it's time to wind down by following a nurturing evening routine. Start with a cup of WelleCo’s Sleep Welle Calming Tea, which features a relaxing blend of hops, valerian, lemon balm, passionflower and skullcap help calm the mind and encourage sleep.