I read an interesting article in the Telegraph about a week ago that reflected my views on the effects of stress on the skin.
Researchers at the University of Manchester have found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis (which the supermodel Cara Delevigne suffers) and other stress-related skin conditions.
Dr. Bundy, who led the study, said: “CBT helps people cope with their stress. This reduces immune activity and has a direct effect on the skin.
CBT also helps people feel better in control of their condition, so they tend to ask for help early and choose a healthy lifestyle in terms of diet and exercise. "
Dr. Bundy went on to think that CBT should be provided as part of dermatological care for those suffering from psoriasis or other autoimmune diseases.
Would you be willing to try CBT to treat your skin condition? Would love your thoughts!