11 skin problems worsened by stress

1 WOUNDS Stress can affect immune cells in the skin that are important in controlling wound healing. 2 PAIN Stress triggers the release of inflammation-causing proteins called cytokines, which can make the skin's nerve fibres more sensitive to pain. 3 PSORIASIS A recent review shows that 44 percent of psoriasis patients experienced a stressful event just before the appearance of the condition, and 88 percent had flare-ups triggered by stress. 4 WEAK SKIN PROTECTION Stress weakens the protective barrier that keeps out toxins and holds in moisture, making skin more vulnerable to infection and dehydration. 5 ECZEMA An inflammatory immune response is thought to be important for disease flaring i

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