Acne Flaring Up Right Now? Here’s What to Know About Treating Stress Breakouts

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Stress acne is a peculiar thing. When you’re stressed, you break out, which causes more stress, and as a result, you get more breakouts. It’s a cruel, vicious cycle. As we all know too well, stress can be caused by a number of factors. Pressure at work, daunting assignments at school, drama in your personal life – the list goes on and on. Considering no matter how hard you try to avoid it, life at times is just downright stressful, it can feel like unexpected pimples are inevitable.

Keep reading to learn more about stress acne and how to treat it, from board-certified dermatologists Ellen Marmur, MD, and Jessie Cheung, MD. And remember: We’re all in this together.

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