Without a doubt, college can be a stressful experience in the lives of young people and the most stressful period for most college students surfaces during exam times. Students undergo a tremendous amount of stress during exams periods and, if not kept under control, this stress can give rise to a variety of health problems.
Among the various ailments that stress brings on, one of the most commons ones are related to our skin. When a person is stressed, their body produces cortisol among other hormones. This in turn causes the body to secrete more oil, hence one’s skin becomes oilier.
As a result of this excess oil, the skin becomes the bedrock for different types of skin conditions. The most obvious of these is acne. Acne is a skin disorder that mainly affects people between the ages of eleven and thirty. However, it may be found on some individuals who are over the age of fifty, as well. Even people who have never suffered from acne are vulnerable to developing it under stress.
Unfortunately, acne is just one of many disorders one can become a victim of during exam times. Many people might not be aware of the fact that stress is also linked to the outbreak of hives, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, and blisters. Besides these skin conditions, stress can also take a heavy toll on a person’s personal life as well as professional and academic career.
The good news is that while being extremely unappealing and even embarrassing at times, these skin disorders are generally not serious and can be managed with proper care and treatment. So, if you find yourself under attack by any of these skin conditions as a result of stress, we recommend you book a consultation with Dr. Paul Frank. He is an experienced dermatologist and an expert in treating various skin disorders. Dr. Frank will suggest you the right course of action to deal with your problems.
To schedule an appointment, you can phone his office by dialling 212-327-2919. Alternatively, you can book your visit online using the website’s online contact form which can be found by clicking here.Filed in