Mental health medication has revolutionized the way we treat various mental health conditions. From anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder, many women rely on medication to manage their symptoms. However, just like any other medication, mental health medication can have skin-related side effects. These side effects can include dryness, rashes, acne, and more.
If you're experiencing skin-related side effects due to your mental health medication, you're not alone. Many women face similar issues and can find ways to cope with them. Here are some tips to help you cope with skin-related side effects due to your mental health medication:
1. Talk to your doctor
The first thing you should do if you experience skin-related side effects is to talk to your doctor. They can help you determine if your medication is the cause of the problem and provide advice on how to manage it. In some cases, your doctor may be able to adjust your medication or prescribe additional treatments to help alleviate the skin-related side effects.
2. Maintain a healthy skincare routine
Maintaining a healthy skincare routine can go a long way in managing skin-related side effects. Gleem Beauty's 3-Step skincare routine includes gentle our Super Nourishing Cleanser, and our daytime One & Done SPF30, which helps exfoliate, moisture and offers sunscreen protection and our nighttime Soft Immersion Moisturizer, which helps lock in moisture and fortify your natural skin barrier while you sleep. Be sure to avoid harsh products that could irritate your skin further.
3. Stay hydrated
Your skin requires moisture to stay healthy, and staying hydrated is key to having healthy skin. The medication used to treat mental health conditions can increase the risk of dehydration, so ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day. Drinking eight glasses of water every day can help to keep your skin hydrated, preventing dryness.
4. Use a gentle approach to managing acne
Acne is a common skin problem resulting from mental health medication, and it can be frustrating to deal with. Although it may be tempting to pick pimples or use harsh exfoliants, this may exacerbate the issue and lead to further skin irritation, scarring, or infection. Gleem Beauty's moisture "Round The Clock" moisturizing kit maybe the acne treatment for you! We always recommend do a patch teste before using any new skincare products.
5. Use soothing products
If you're experiencing redness, inflammation, or itching from your medication, use soothing products such as aloe vera, which is the plant base of all Gleem Beauty products. Our ingredients also include zinc oxide and green tea extract, these ingredients have anti-inflammatory and soothing properties to help calm irritated skin.
In conclusion, coping with skin-related side effects due to mental health medication can be challenging, but it's essential to remember that you're not alone. By talking to your doctor, maintaining a healthy skincare routine, staying hydrated, using gentle acne treatments, and using soothing products, you can help alleviate the effects of your medication on your skin. With time and patience, you can keep your skin healthy and looking its best, even while managing your mental health condition.
The information in this blog is for entertainment and educational purposes only. Gleem Beauty has not been clinically tested dealing with mental health medication patients and therefore make no formal claims to the efficacy of the information wherein found within this blog post.