“How to Maintain Healthy Skin” with Dr. Bobby Awadalla (2 of 9)

“How to Maintain Healthy Skin” with Dr. Bobby Awadalla (2 of 9)

Tip 2 for Healthy Skin: Manage Stress

The second step is something that’s obvious and again very good for our health. But, it is also good for our skin, and that is to manage stress. We know from children who have eczema that stress causes their eczema to become far worse. We know that when teenagers have acne, stress causes their acne to get worse. So we know that there’s a relationship between the skin and stress levels.

And so managing stress allows the skin to behave more normally. And the reason is because when you’re stressed, you release different hormones. Those hormones alter the way that not only your skin functions, but how the rest of your whole body functions. And so managing that stress and keeping those hormones in balance allows our skin barrier to function better and protect us.

People use all sorts of different methods for managing stress. This includes yoga, meditation, reading books, talking to friends, dealing with their problems with social networks and people that are in their friends and family networks to help get through those tough times.


About Dr. Bobby Awadalla

Bobby Awadalla, MD, is a Board Certified Dermatologist. He belongs to The American Academy of Dermatology, The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and The American College of Mohs Surgery. He earned his medical degree with honors from Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Awadalla then went on to become chief resident at Virginia Commonwealth University. He honed his skills in Mohs micrographic surgery, a tissue-sparing skin cancer removal and facial reconstruction procedure, and other cosmetic dermatology procedures as a fellow at Methodist Hospital/Weill Medical College of Cornell University in Houston. He has also published numerous papers in the field of dermatology. Dr. Awadalla currently practices at Coast Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center in Laguna Beach, CA.