Whether it’s that big midterm, an important work presentation, or a new crush, stressful situations can have serious consequences on your health – both inside and out. If you find yourself prone to stress-outs, you’re likely breaking out pretty often. It can be frustrating to see a pesky pimple when you’re already feeling the pressure of stress. To combat these types of breakouts that can negatively impact your self-esteem, here’s what to do:
Say Thanks to Hormones
Ever wonder what causes pesky pimples when you’re stressed? Your body physically changes when you feel stress and triggers the release of stress-related hormones like cortisol. This sends your skin’s oil glands into overproduction, which mixes with dirt and dead skin cells in your pores to cause bacteria-filled pimples. Even if you’re not prone to breakouts, this can cause acne.
Show Some Self Love
Feeling stressed can manifest itself in many different ways, but one of the best ways to combat these feelings is to be kind to yourself. Make sure you are constantly drinking water and eating good meals. Not only will a healthy lifestyle make your body better prepared to fight stress, but it can also lead to healthier skin. If you’re stressed about something that is time-consuming, make sure your time management is strong – give yourself enough time upfront to get it done, and take enough breaks to help yourself relax along the way. Actively taking steps to reduce your stress levels will help tame your breakouts as well.
Get Your Treatment on Track
The easiest way to choose a stress acne treatment that is guaranteed to work is to use a program that builds a customized treatment. Acne Intelligence offers one of the most comprehensive custom treatment technologies on the market and can analyze your skin’s dryness, irritation, and acne severity to build the best treatment option for your unique stress breakouts.
Choosing the right products for your stress breakouts is the best first step to set you on the path to renewed confidence and empowerment. Acne treatments look different for everyone, but knowing how to protect your skin as you work through stubborn acne can help set you on the path to healthy skin and a clear mind. Ready to get started with an acne-fighting routine that really works? Download the Acne Intelligence app for your free consultation and personalized regimen today.