Over the past few weeks, our skin has been breaking out like crazy. And considering we’ve been taking a break from wearing makeup while working from home, it didn’t make sense at first. But after talking to a couple of derms, the answer became pretty clear: stress acne.
“We know that stress has a significant impact on the skin,” explains Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital. “It interferes with wound healing, contributes to skin inflammation and is known to cause breakouts.” Yikes.