I have cystic and nodular acne almost exclusively. I don't usually have multiples of them at all times (knock on wood), though I usually get a really deep cyst or two at least every other month (though this varies from time to time). Though, whenever I am afflicted with high ammounts of stress, without fail I almost always end up with multiple (at least three to four, or sometimes more) deep cysts on my forehead accompanied with a couple of nodules along my hairline as well. I was curious if anyone has found anything that helps prevent acne from popping up during stressful times. Of course I am not expecting complete elimination. Just hoping that maybe something will make it less severe from time to time?
Also, another question relating to stress/hormonal breakouts: I have heard that when you breakout on the bottom half of your face it means that the acne is hormonal and if you breakout on the top half of your face it is stress related. Is this true or just a myth?
If someone could answer either of these questions, or both I would really appriciate it. Thanks for taking the time to read!
Edited by Aleece, 19 March 2012 - 03:04 PM.