Stress can trigger increased hormone levels and inflammation in the body, thereby worsening acne. This is particularly true in females. However, worrying about stress will only make it worse. Instead of beating yourself up about being stressed, take proactive measures:
Exercise is by far the best method of reducing stress
Practice deep breathing and/or meditation
Make sure you get enough sleep when you can
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