Not only can stress have a severe impact on your mood, it can also cause a chemical response in your body which will cause break outs.

Cortisol is a hormone that is triggered by stress. It tells your body to make more oil, leaving your skin greasy. This can cause more spots and acne-breakouts. In addition to this, stress can also cause flare ups of eczema or rosacea.

To help combat against this, you must identify the reasons behind your stress and try to relieve those symptoms.


Caffeine can prevent the absorption of calming hormones and increase adrenaline and cortisol. Take note of how much tea, coffee and other caffeine drinks you consume and if you are feeling stressed try to limit your intake so that you are not using it to increase your energy levels.

Take a walk

Walking is a great way to reduce your stress levels. Use SPF30 on your face to protect your skin, even during cooler months.

Relaxation Techniques

To help you relax you could read an interesting book, listen to calming or your favourite songs. You could even book in for a facial or massage to help you relax and also benefit your skin this way. You could also look into methods help you manage your stress like pilates, yoga, meditation or mindfulness.


Don’t forget that there will always be somebody you can speak to when you are feeling under pressure or stressed.