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Does stress cause acne?

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Some studies link stress with the severity of pimples or acne. Ask yourself what's making you feel stressed. Then look for solutions.

When in doubt, check with a dermatologist to see if you need more treatment to prevent or stop acne.

From: 10 Tips for Preventing Acne WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Stathakis. V. 1997. Australasian Journal of Dermatology,

Nguyen, Q. 1994. American Family Physician,

Chiu, A. 2003. Archives of Dermatology,

Teenagers Today.com web site: "Best Face Forward." 

About.com web site: "Acne ... Pimples ... and Zits, Oh My!"

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 18, 2016

SOURCES: 

Stathakis. V. 1997. Australasian Journal of Dermatology,

Nguyen, Q. 1994. American Family Physician,

Chiu, A. 2003. Archives of Dermatology,

Teenagers Today.com web site: "Best Face Forward." 

About.com web site: "Acne ... Pimples ... and Zits, Oh My!"

FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on September 18, 2016

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