Does Stress Cause Acne? A Definitive Answer

Maya Allen

Given the crazy-busy nature of the lives we all live, stress is inevitable. Even when you try to zen out and practice self-care, stress always seems to find a way to sneak in and take over. It’s hard to gain complete control over your mind and let go of your worries—it’s almost like stress is ingrained in the human psyche.

Unfortunately, stress doesn’t only affect our minds, as anyone who’s ever had to contend with a stress-related breakout can attest. Once a telltale bump pops up, you’re left with one more thing to stress over—does stress actually cause acne? We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but the two dermatologists we spoke to say there’s a clear connection between acne and stress. Read on for the full rundown…

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