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How Stress Affects Your Skin

Stressed womanEvery time Rachel has extra bills, a big assignment, or a deadline, she notices that her skin becomes oily and she breaks out. Is this normal, or is Rachel’s situation rare? The truth is, stress causing changes in your skin is extremely common and treatable.

Why Does My Skin Break Out When I’m Stressed?

Stress causes your body to release more cortisol and other hormones, which can lead to oily skin and breakouts. It’s also common for people to ignore their normal skincare regimen when they’re stressed so they’re more prone to irritations and acne.

Is There a Way to Prevent Stress-Related Acne?

If you’re sure stress is the cause of your breakout, it’s easy to keep it under control. Here are a few easy tips to keep your skin calm while you’re stressed:

  • Learn how to manage stress by using calming exercises such as breathing techniques, meditation, and yoga.
  • Don’t neglect your skin even if you’re busy. It’s important to continue to wash and moisturize your face even with a hectic schedule.
  • Drink a lot of water. Getting the recommended amount of water can keep your skin healthy and fresh even when you’re stressed.
  • Talk to your dermatologist about creams, face washes, or gels you can use if breakouts occur.

What Other Skin Conditions Can Worsen With Stress?

Acne isn’t the only skin condition that can arise when you’re under pressure. Stress can also worsen psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, fever blisters, and rashes.

If you suffer from any of these skin conditions and they get more noticeable when you’re stressed, contact our office at (410) 544-9988.

Skin Care Specialists in Annapolis MD

Severn River Plastic and Laser Surgery will help you find the best treatment option if you’re suffering from stress-related acne. Call (410) 544-9988 or request an appointment online today.

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