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Stress and Acne

One of the most heavily researched and widely debated topics regarding acne is the role that stress plays in the formation of acne. We are here to set the record straight and illuminate the link between stress and acne.

Does Stress Cause Acne?

Yes. Many scientific researches have been able to find a direct link between adult acne and stress. When your body is stressed, there is a hormone fluctuation that causes an increase in the amount of oil your skin secretes, which can cause acne to form or worsen. In addition to causing acne, these fluctuations can also affect weight, blood pressure, and other physical attributes.

How Can I Tell if My Acne is Stress-Induced?

Stress-Induced acne looks no different than other forms of acne. The only way to truly tell whether your acne was caused by stress is to keep track of acne breakouts. Was your last acne breakout around the time you had a big project or meeting at work? High school reunion? Big test in school? If you can find a pattern between stressful events and acne breakouts, you are likely susceptible to stress-induced acne.

How Do I Stop Stress-Induced Acne?

Stress-induced acne can be controlled by using a proper, personalized acne skin care regimen, and by reducing stress. Pick out a skin care regimen that is suitable for your skin type (or preferably, see one of our beauty consultants to customize a program for you) and follow it closely. This will help keep your skin in pristine condition so that when stress comes rolling around, breakouts are kept to a minimum. Lastly, try to reduce the stress in your life by using stress management techniques and trying to remain calm under pressure.