The holiday season is a time to relax and connect with the ones we love, but for many of us, it can also be fraught with anxiety and stress.
Indeed, holiday stress is difficult to deal with any year, but especially in 2020. On the heels of the election and ongoing pandemic, some of the stressors we’re facing include difficult decisions about travel, family drama, and financial stress, to name a few. With all of this on our minds, it’s easy to forget about our hair wellness. The heightened stress we feel this time of year can worsen current hair thinning brought on by pandemic stress or cause future hair thinning three to six months from now.
Realistically, we can’t remove all of our stressors when it comes to things like family, finances, and the pandemic. But we can mitigate the effects they have on our hair (and skin!) by upping self-care and supplementing with stress adaptogens like medical-grade ashwagandha. Below, we talk to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD, about how to avoid hair shedding and skin issues during stressful times like the holidays.