prevent wrinkles“Thank God it’s Friday” the most common expression for employees with only 5 days a week for work. I was going to say that too. Except for the fact that there were a lot of over the weekend activities that I had to finish; work I had to bring home because they were unfinished. Now as I was driving home, I happened to look at myself from the rear view mirror, I couldn’t help but notice creases on my forehead. I thought it was just because of the frown on my face because I couldn’t enjoy the weekend so as soon as I got home, I checked them out in front of the mirror and I could see that it was a formation of soon-to-be wrinkles. And I was shocked because I was only in my 30s, and the question is revealed; can stress cause wrinkles?

Most people believe that the myth is false but experts say this so-called myth is true. It is a common question among people my age or older, can stress cause wrinkles?  And the most common answer would be YES.

Stress causes wrinkles because when we are stressed our bodies produce excessive amounts of cortisol, which causes changes or imbalances in the human body’s system. Excessive production of cortisol results in the breakdown of collagen; a protein responsible for the thickening and strengthening of skin. Stress makes it hard for you to lighten up therefore giving you wrinkles or signs of aging even before your time.

But stop stressing out anyway, there are a lot of things you can do to stay away from stress. First, just have a positive outlook in life; it’s nice to look at the bright side of anything and everything. Second, doing exercise and yoga can help you to achieve an inner state of peace, giving you a better perspective. Third, music is known as an effective therapy for the healing of the soul. So there you have it, to the question, can stress cause wrinkles? You have your answer and the solution. It’s not always an option to stay away from stressful situations because there are times that we could not help it and the only thing left to do is to face it. Stress is a part of life and there are times that we cannot stay away from it, we don’t need to, we just have to learn how to handle it.

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