Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: There are other contributing factors, but it’s apparent that stress affects our bodies in a lot of ways. Acne is one of those ways.
If you’re in a period of high stress, there’s a good chance your acne will flare up. In fact, research has shown that adult acne is heavily linked to stress, and the more stressed you are, the worse your breakout can be. The increase in stress hormones causes inflammation, which results in blocked pores and pimples.
We all wish we could simply walk away from our stresses. The good news: there are other ways you can help your skin stay healthy and clear to help manage those annoying, embarrassing, and ironically stressful acne flare-ups.
Have a good skin care routine
A daily routine is necessary for clean and clear skin, so it’s a good first step to preventing stress-related breakouts. Using a good, all-natural cleanser, toner, and moisturizer is the way to go for soft, clear skin. (Check out our skin care system - no fillers included!)
Maintaining a good diet really helps with keeping acne flare-ups at bay. What you eat is closely tied to the health of your skin, so limiting the junk food and staying hydrated does wonders. If you want to read more in-depth on how to eat healthy for good skin, we’ve got some good tips in this article.
Get out in the sun
Sunlight is vital for your body to produce vitamin D, which has been proven to help treat acne by fighting inflammation. Exposure to the sun is also a good way to ease depression, stress, and may even lower your blood pressure. So get out there and catch some rays! But don’t overdo it and don’t forget sunscreen – sunburns are harmful to the long-term health of your skin.