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What Happens When You Get Stressed Out?

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I get a lot of acne when I get stressed out, but this last particularly terrible bout of stress, I also got a coldsore! :( I find this terribly unfair that I'm already embarrassed about my skin, but now I'm even more self-conscious until it goes away. My sister gets coldsores usually, and I get the acne, so I jokingly said "I got a coldsore as well as acne because I'm a greedy bitch"

so what happens when you get stressed out? And how do you deal with stress?

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when you get stressed your inmmune system becomes weaker, which means more inflammation, acne an an inflammatory disease. When you get a cold, it could be because the virus/bacteria is strong or because your inmmune system is not working at 100%, it becomes less effective to deal with bacteria, including P.acnes


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-I controlled my acne after cutting off whey protein, after 4 months it came back.

-Then i tried an strict paleo diet, it worked. But the ocassional few pimples didnt let my PIH fade

-I wasnt happy with my routine, coudnt drink with my friends, eat different food and the worst: i was loosing confidence

-When my PIH was fading, i broke out, because i tried vitamin C to end with the ocassional pimples, which might cause stomach irritation=break out

- I wasnt happy because of my diet, just broke out, and i started accutane asap.

- Currently, im taking accutane even thought my acne is mild, but with persistant PIH, just few weeks left, no more pimples anymore.

"If i had a wish, i woudnt ask for flawless skin, I'd ask for the maxium of confidence"

Poeple think they are going to be happy and confident if they get rid of their acne...well..they are totally wrong


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I get stress related breakouts too. And then the breakout causes more stress and the more stress makes the breakout worse. It's a vicious cycle. The only solution is to find something to quiet one's noisy mind (other than clear skin, because I believe peace must come first). I drink oodles of matcha green tea in the morning (or as I like to call it: "liquid Prozac") and oodles of rooibos tea at night (or as I like to call it: "liquid Xanax"). The tea helps A LOT, but not enough. I'm looking into yoga and meditation now.

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I drink oodles of matcha green tea in the morning (or as I like to call it: "liquid Prozac") and oodles of rooibos tea at night (or as I like to call it: "liquid Xanax").

Ooh, I guzzle down tea when I'm stressed! Make sure it's caffeine free though, since caffeine has been linked to breakouts!

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I drink oodles of matcha green tea in the morning (or as I like to call it: "liquid Prozac") and oodles of rooibos tea at night (or as I like to call it: "liquid Xanax").

Ooh, I guzzle down tea when I'm stressed! Make sure it's caffeine free though, since caffeine has been linked to breakouts!

The rooibos is caffeine free. Matcha isn't though. But I think I read that the type of caffeine that naturally occurs in tea isn't the same kind of caffeine that you find in coffee, sodas and chocolate. Even if it's not, it's still a considerably lower dose than I was getting from coffee. And decaffeinating is processing, and ideally, you want your tea as unprocessed as possible (which is why white tea is another excellent choice). But yes, some people are more sensitive to caffeine than others. So if that's a concern I would go with a good loose leaf rooibos. (which has shown some promise in reducing inflammation when consumed and applied topically.)

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Well today I was really stressed. I just broke down and cried. I ended up breaking my mirror, throwing all my clothes on the floor. One time I even dealt with it by cutting off the underneath layers of my hair. But mostly I just cry and starve myself.

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