Physical Signs of Stress

Stress is something that affects more of us than we care to admit. Research carried out in the UK has shown that stress levels have doubled in the past four years; it’s estimated that around 442,000 people in Great Britain are suffering from work related stress, and we’d be willing to bet that a high percentage of those people are based in London. England’s capital is full of opportunities to progress your career, but that can lead to long working hours, tight deadlines, difficult demands and general stress.

Most of us realise that being stressed can make us irritable, restless and tired, but did you know that it can also take its toll on your appearance? Here are some of the negative effects stress has on your looks, which could have you picking up the phone to book a relaxing massage with one of our escort girls by the end of the article!

We recently mentioned male hair loss – something which is a concern for men throughout the world. High levels of stress can bring this about prematurely, stopping your hair follicle’s regrowth.

Being in a state of stress makes your body produce more of the hormone ‘cortisol’, which can responsible for weight gain, and also breaks down collagen in the skin. This makes it more difficult for your skin to repair itself, which will result in wrinkles. To avoid getting premature fine lines, make sure you get plenty of rest and exercise, which will stem the amount of cortisol your body produces. Stress can also bring on outbreaks of spots and acne; it’s not just for teenagers, and many adults suffer from bad skin.

A lack of sleep will leave your eyes red and puffy; this is never a good look. Obviously, getting more sleep is the best way to combat this, but that can be easier said than done! In the meantime, invest in some refreshing eye drops, and try treatments like resting with cucumber slices over your eyes. Drink plenty of water and reduce your salt intake, and the puffiness should visibly reduce.

Of course, you’d rather not be overweight, bald, wrinkly and spotty with puffy eyes; who knew that all this could be caused by chronic stress? If you are severely suffering, go to see your doctor. However, if you’re just feeling a bit wound up or worn out, we can highly recommend a sensual massage from one of our ladies. You’ll feel the tension drain from your muscles, and you might even wake up the next day looking bright eyed and bushy tailed!