#1 Breakouts

From a few pimples before a special occasion to a couple of blackheads the night of a date, there’s never a good time for a breakout. So stop stressing! Stress has an adverse affect on our immune system; your body battles stress by directing blood flow and oxygen away from your skin and to other parts of your body—consequently increasing your likelihood of a breakout.

#2 Worsens skin conditions

Whether it’s a rash, cold sore or any other skin-related condition, stress can be a factor in all of these problems. Not only does stress weaken your immune system, but impairs the outer layer of your skin, making it easier for bacteria and other pathogens to penetrate.

#3 Oily skin

When you stress, your body produces more cortisol and other hormones that send messages to your sebaceous glands to produce more oil. Oily skin will not only make your skin appear unhealthy, but you will be more prone to acne.

#4 Dryness

The lipid barrier of your skin is a combination of proteins and fats that form a natural barrier that both holds moisture in and keeps dirt out. Stress can reduce this lipid barrier, causing your skin’s fluids to evaporate—making your complexion dry as a result.

#5 Dullness

When your body is suffering from stress, your skin cells take longer to reach the surface and flake away. This means your entire natural exfoliation process is slowed, resulting in dull looking skin.


If there’s one place you can go that’s both good for your skin and will help you de-stress, it’s a beauty salon. We’ve done our research and found the best beauty salons in Tamworth to help you beat the effects of stress on your skin.

Sheila’s Depilex Beauty Salon

Step inside the welcoming salon, Sheila's Depilex Beauty Salon - Tamworth
Step inside the welcoming salon, Sheila’s Depilex Beauty Salon – Tamworth

For a relaxing experience unlike any other in Tamworth, head to Sheila’s Depilex Beauty Salon. With more than 30 years’ experience in the beauty industry, the team here really know how to provide a quality service that will have you looking and feeling rejuvenated in no time. With treatments ranging from waxing, green peels and facials to pedicures, massage and facial rejuvenation, there’s not much this team can’t do. Take an afternoon off and pamper yourself silly at Sheila’s Depilex Beauty Salon today!
Where: Shop 4 Tamworth Professional Centre 459 Peel St Tamworth NSW


Range of skin care products, Etcetera - Tamworth
Range of skin care products, Etcetera – Tamworth

With a range of quality beauty treatments and skin care options, you can’t look past Etcetera for all your cosmetic needs. Has a stressful week at work got your skin looking dull and lifeless? The team of qualified beauty technicians here can give you a microdermabrasion treatment that’ll have your skin glowing again! Whether you feel like a massage to de-stress or you’re sick of waxing and want to come in for an IPL treatment, you won’t be disappointed at Etcetera. Located in Gunnedah, give the friendly staff a call and book yourself in for a relaxing escape!
Where: 57 Barber St Gunnedah NSW

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