In addition, Dr. Mayoral offered tips to curb the effects of stress both internally and externally:
-- Learn to recognize the underlying problem that is triggering your
symptoms and develop skills to help minimize the stress.
-- Exercise helps release endorphins in the body that can reduce stress.
-- Avoid very hot showers or baths and use detergent-free soaps.
Moisturize as soon as possible after bathing.
-- Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher daily to
protect your skin from sun exposure.
For more information on skin, hair and nail conditions that can be affected by stress, visit http://www.skincarephysicians.com, a Web site developed by dermatologists that provides patients with up-to-date information on the treatment and management of disorders of the skin, hair and nails.
Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 15,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or http://www.aad.org.
|SOURCE American Academy of Dermatology|
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