If you have ever felt your acne gets worse with stress, you are probably right.shutterstock_97942898 a

Stressful situations trigger the release of hormones including androgens which affect the oil glands and other chemicals that cause inflammation (redness) and make acne worse.

Results of a study of acne patients who did relaxation training and stress reduction techniques showed they had an improvement in the severity of the condition while doing this.


  • Acne has been shown to become more severe in stressful situations, such as during examination periods.
  • When stressed, people are more likely to play with and pick at acne.

Having acne also causes stress due to the physical and emotional effects of this condition…