Acne Tip: Stress

by Ryan Lockhart October 05, 2016

Acne Tip: Stress

We thought our acne tip on stress might be appropriate with 5 days until Christmas! Here’s just a little tidbit of information about stress and acne! 

Stress has a strong relationship to acne and a profound impact. When under stress the body produces hormonal steroids, such as cortisol (a corticosteroid hormone frequently called hydrocortisone). Like other hormonal steroids (testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, etc.) these chemicals target the skin in a disruptive manner and acne flare-ups may coincide with increased stress.

While it is easy to suggest the avoidance of stress, this is not likely to be accomplished. Begin recognizing stress levels and potentially stressful events or situations. During these times, cleanse very thoroughly, using your cleanser three times a day rather than two. Increase the use of Skintactix products from once daily, to twice. Use the Green Tea Poultice more frequently. In short, step up the daily skin care regimen to offset the skin’s response to stress. When the stressful situation passes, return to the normal daily skin care regimen.

Have a great day! 




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