June 13, 2024

You will be surprised to know how our brain affects the skin  

In this modern time, we are constantly stressing our brain with different problems all the time. The first thing that is getting harmed by this stress is our skin. Skin is the biggest organ of our body. When we stress the brain skin gets a lot of problems as well. When we are stressed, we release hormone named glucocorticoids and epinephrine.

 These hormones trigger a lot of health problems including skin issues. Stress triggers cardiovascular disease, migraine, epileptic seizures and many more. Recent studies have shown that the brain can also trigger skin problems. Here we are going to summarize some recent finds of a doctor on the brain-skin connection.

Skin directly communicates with the brain:

Whenever you get the touch of cold or hot water the first thing that understands it is your skin. Then with the external signal goes to the spinal cord. Spinal cord then supplies the signal to the brain. When your PH balance is lowered or get an inflammation your cutaneous sensory fibers serve the signal.

Then the brain will give you a signal, and the skin will give a reaction. Those reactions are mostly pimple, dermatitis, and dry skin. When we are too much stress, we see effects through Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.


If you want to know about chronic skin problem caused by inflammation that is psoriasis. It is caused by many other things including the stressful lifestyle. 2% of the world population is suffering from this disease. Cytokines are highly expressed that is the primary activator of the HPA axis. These things cause psoriasis in elbows, knees, and scalp.

The connection of brain and skin is so evident here. Psoriasis patients have seen the result of a stress-free lifestyle working for them. As there is no cure for psoriasis, they have to stick to the healthy and stress-free life.


No one in this world can say they never got acne throughout their life. Living with so much pollution, stress and impurity is the primary cause. Clinical anecdotes have shown stress as one of the many reasons for acne. A well-controlled study has claimed and proved it ten years ago. We can easily see that stress causes acne because when we have an exam, we are likely to get acne at that time. When we have a specials occasion coming, we get a pimple. That’s because we were stressing over that special occasion.

Atopic dermatitis:

This problem is like eczema with itching. When our skin barrier does not work, we get this skin problem. Psychological stress plays a significant role in this skin problem. People with anxiety and depression are coming to doctor for Atopic dermatitis often. Oxytocin and its receptor that is found in keratinocytes and fibroblasts, and it affectsaffects cell proliferation, inflammatory cytokines release, and oxidative stress responses.

Inability to heal from the wound:

Stratum corneum plays a vital role in regulating the effectiveness of the skin barrier. This protein creates a surface seal that maintains hydration and protects the skin from various infection. When we are going through stress in the brain, our skin barrier does not function in the best condition.

The incredible strength of our skin is it can repair itself. Healing wound is an intricate process that takes time. Chronic systemic corticosteroids affect all the steps that skin goes through. And it is all because of the connection of a stressed brain with skin.

Depression cause longtime skin damage:

If you are suffering from depression and anxiety or living a severely stressed life, it is crucial for you to think again about their long-term damage to your skin.


If something happens to the brain skin gets affected to as well as they are connected to each other. So take care of your lifestyle and make sure not to put any pressure on it. Eat clean and fresh to cleanse your system. Then your skin will get better every day.