What's Causing Stressed-Out Skin?
Forgetting to wash your face and hormones aren't the only things behind new blemishes popping up on your face. Stress plays a major role in your complexion, but your skin's definition of "stress" goes beyond worrying about work deadlines or a never-ending to-do list. Skin stressors can come in many forms, and the first step to tackling compromised skin is to find what might be causing it. Some common causes behind stressed-out skin include the following: (1) Overusing potent active ingredients. (2) Harsh products like abrasive scrubs, fragranced formulas, and alcohol-loaded toners, creams, or lotions. (3) Air pollution. (4) Excessive sun exposure. (5) Psychological stress.