Stress Awareness Month takes place every April and has since it first launched in 1992.

Everyone is affected by stress from time-to-time putting strain on our physical and mental health. Although not all stress is bad, long-term stress can harm your health and affect your whole body including your skin, nails and hair.

Common signs of stress include digestive symptoms, headaches, sleeplessness, spots, worry lines, sadness, and irritability.

There are ways to help.

For instance, just 30 minutes of exercise will boost your mood and reduce your stress levels. Or try a relaxing activity and meditation which will reduce your stress levels, improve concentration and increase self-awareness.

There are meditation apps available.

Research has shown that stress can cause premature wrinkles which will not help your anti-ageing routine. Help is at hand at the Cranley Clinic where our philosophy is a rested, youthful but natural look using Botox to reduce crow’s feet, lift the brow and reduce fine wrinkles.To see what can be achieved

Stress can cause your body to make hormones which triggers oil glands in your skin to produce more oil which, in turn, is more prone to acne. The Dr Nick Lowe acclenz™ range has been expertly formulated with a blend of powerful ingredients and skin soothing botanical extracts designed to calm skin. The Advanced Action Spot Gel helps to minimise the appearance of blemishes and maintain clear skin. For further information on the range please see

Eczema, psoriasis and some types of hair loss are made worse during and after stressful times. The good news is that we have many treatment options in addition to the all important stress reduction. See our latest treatment for hair loss at

Try a combined approach to de-stress including relaxation, meditation, exercise and walking.