WHAT IS STRESS?
- Unnerving environment
- Night shift work
- Lack of exercise
- Fear of failure
These are major experiences that are marked by a sense of horror or helplessness, or events that put either a person or someone close to them at risk of serious harm.
STRESS AND ACNE CYCLES
There are two ways stress can cause breakouts:
- The delayed cycle in which breakouts appear 14 days to 1 month after the onset of stress.
- The immediate cycle in which breakouts appear immediately following a moment of stress (ex.a big event, a competition, a test etc).
Stress signals the adrenal glands to produce excess hormones which aggravates breakouts.