Patients with psoriasis, dermatitis, or eczema know that certain things can make symptoms worse. One of the worst things for skin conditions is emotional, mental, or physical stress. With the pandemic in full swing and numbers not showing improvement, people are facing more stress than ever. Here are some ways to reduce your stress during the pandemic so that you can alleviate some of your worst symptoms.
Regular meditation is a great way to reduce stress. Even if you just do several short meditations each day, meditating daily for 30 minutes has many health benefits, including decreased stress and an increased sense of well-being.
Yoga and Other Exercise
Yoga is a particularly good way to reduce stress because you are making slow deliberate movements while practicing deep breathing techniques and perhaps some mild meditation thrown in. Tai chi is another activity that is very good for reducing stress, but you can actually enjoy the benefits of reduced stress with any type of exercise.
Spend Some Time Outdoors
One of the best ways to reduce stress is to just get out in nature. Even if you just go into your own backyard, spend some time outdoors soaking up the sun, feeling the breeze, and appreciating the trees, grass, flowers, and critters that make nature great. There is also scientific evidence that earthing, or putting your bare feet in dirt or grass, can significantly reduce stress and stress related health conditions.
If you are looking for ways to manage your worsening skin conditions, contact us today to schedule an appointment.