How To Stop Stress Acne

How To Stop Stress Acne

There’s nothing worse than waking up only to discover a breakout. Especially if you’re dealing with day to day stress. Unfortunately, if you’re juggling work, academics, your personal life, or any combination of the three, breakouts are more likely. Naturally, when you’re busy, “how to stop stress acne” isn’t exactly the top of your priority list. But there are little things you can do to improve your skin, and minimize the risk of future stress-related breakouts.

How are Stress & Acne Related?

So, how are stress and acne related? The unfortunate reality is that acne and stress go hand-in-hand.While we can sometimes hide our stress on the inside, acne is the outward sign that stress exists. Stress acne is a type of acne that is triggered or intensified by stress.

Many people experience it when younger, and juggling their academic life with personal life or a job. But it’s totally normal to struggle with stress acne as an adult, too. Why?  Because stress can throw our hormones out of balance and increases the body’s production of cortisol.

Cortisol is a natural steroid hormone, responsible for improving bloodflow and increasing adrenaline. It also increases the amount of oil our skin produces. This was the perfect evolutionary response to stress back when we were hunting and gathering, but now that the stakes are less dramatic it’s a real burden on our skin.

That’s why stopping stress acne involves addressing both the underlying stressors contributing to acne and implementing skincare and lifestyle strategies to manage breakouts.

You may be wondering “where do I start?” Well,the HyaGlo® team offers these 7 effective tips on how to stop stress acne.

How to Stop Stress Acne

  1. Stress Management

Are you wondering how to stop stress acne? Step 1: address your stress. This is, of course, easier said than done. Finda self-care routine that works for you.  We recommend relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, yoga or mindfulness practices.

 

Even more important: make sure to Identify and address stress triggers in your life. Once you have, it helps to  incorporate stress-reduction activities into your daily routine to promote emotional well-being. These practices can go a long way towards reducing the impact of stress on your skin.


 

  1. Healthy Lifestyle Habits, Stay Hydrated

Maintain a healthy lifestyle by prioritizing regular exercise, adequate sleep and a balanced diet. It’s not exactly fun advice, we know, but it’s a key part of how to stop stress acne from recurring.

Exercise helps reduce stress and promotes circulation, while quality sleep supports skin repair and regeneration. Eat a nutritious diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins to support skin health and reduce inflammation.

A healthy lifestyle also includes staying hydrated. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep the skin hydrated and support overall skin health. Proper hydration helps flush toxins from the body and maintain optimal skin function.

In addition, you should consider limiting alcohol consumption and caffeine as these can contribute to skin inflammation and intensify acne. The last thing any of us want.

  1. Skincare Routine

Establish a consistent skincare routine tailored to your skin type and concerns. Cleanse your skin twice daily with a gentle, non-comedogenic cleanser to remove dirt, oil and impurities without stripping the skin's natural moisture barrier.

Use oil-free moisturizers and sunscreens to keep the skin hydrated and protected from sun damage without clogging pores. Use products containing acne-fighting ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid or retinoids to target breakouts and unclog pores.

  1. Moisturize & Avoid Harsh Products

Use a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated without clogging pores. Moisturizing helps maintain the skin’s natural barrier function and prevents excessive dryness, which can worsen acne and inflammation.

Avoid using harsh or abrasive skincare products that can irritate the skin and exacerbate acne. Opt for gentle, non-irritating formulations that are suitable for sensitive or acne-prone skin.

  1. Limit Makeup Use

Minimize the use of heavy, pore-clogging makeup products, especially during acne flare-ups. Choose non-comedogenic, oil-free makeup formulations, and remove makeup thoroughly before bedtime to prevent pore congestion and breakouts.

  1. Avoid Touching or Picking

Calling Dr. Pimple Popper lovers! Resist the urge to touch, pick or squeeze acne lesions, as this can lead to further inflammation, scarring and spread of bacteria. Practice gentle skincare techniques and avoid irritating the skin to promote healing and prevent acne scars.

  1. Seek Professional Help

If stress acne persists despite self-care measures, consider consulting a dermatologist or healthcare provider for personalized treatment recommendations on how to stop stress acne. They can assess your skin condition, prescribe appropriate medications or treatments and offer guidance on managing stress-related acne effectively.

Addressing stress, adopting a healthy lifestyle, following a proper skincare routine—with a little work, you can ditch stress acne and get clear, healthy skin. For more dramatic results, we always recommend turning to your local skincare experts.

Consistency and patience are key, as it may take time to see improvements, but with the right approach, you can achieve clearer, more radiant skin.

 HyaGlo® Can Help

Help relieve your stress acne with and give your face that stress-free glow with HyaGlo® Skincare products powered by a proprietary vegan hyaluronic acid that hydrates skin and acts as a transdermal absorbing agent. One of the primary functions of hyaluronan is maintaining tissue hydration.

Hyaluronic acid is a molecule designed with hydration in mind. Interestingly, hyaluronan is so hydrophilic that it can absorb, retain and deliver over 1,000 times its weight in water (Wand, 2007).  The ubiquitous nature of the hyaluronan molecule ensures hydrophilic delivery takes place throughout all skin tissue.

Our unique all-natural topical hyaluronic acid (HA) formula, Glysyn Hyaluronan, has been trademarked since 2011 as a molecularly optimized formula for maximum hydration and moisture absorption.

Check out these HyaGlo products to help you get flawless skin!

HyaGlo® Clarifying Serum

If you are fighting stress acne, consider trying HyaGlo Clarifying Serum. Originally developed as a hydration solution for those suffering from adult cystic acne, HyaGlo® Clarifying Serum combines the power-packed hydrating punch of Glysyn Hyaluronan with schizophyllan.

Its revolutionary formula combines the benefits of beta glucans from schizophyllan to relieve and restore blemished skin and improve skin texture and appearance with our all-natural topical hyaluronic acid formula. Schizophyllan is a powerful beta glucan derived from mushrooms to naturally clarify and restore problem skin.

HyaGlo® Clarifying Serum is the perfect addition to your skin care routine. Clarifying Serum can help soothe acne. It works well on any problem skin or skin irritations you might encounter.

Created for problematic skin and adults suffering from cystic acne, gently massage Clarifying Serum into the affected area after cleaning and as needed.

HyaGlo® Moisturizer

One of the best ways to help moisturize and hydrate your skin is with a high-quality, all-natural moisturizer like HyaGlo Moisturizer. This highly concentrated HA moisturizer is designed to enhance hydration and soothe skin with all-natural, effective ingredients.

It is enriched with Glysyn® Hyaluronan, our vegan-friendly hyaluronic acid formula to draw in moisture for healthy skin hydration. It is designed to enhance hydration and soothe skin and is uniquely and naturally water-based to eliminate the need for chemical manipulation.

HyaGlo Moisturizer contains two other key ingredients besides water - marshmallow root and peptide complex.

Marshmallow root is derived from the root of the Altaea plant. It is known to relieve occasional skin irritation, help soften skin and have aseptic qualities. It also provides relief from occasional itching, redness and chafing. Marshmallow root is tolerable by those with hypersensitive skin.

Peptide complex helps penetrate the outer layer of skin more deeply and signal to the skin to increase production of collagen and elastin. Regular use leads to firmer, more youthful-looking skin, and it works well in tandem with hyaluronic acid. This peptide complex reduces the appearance of dark undereye circles and improves the skin’s natural defense barrier for protection from rays, pollution and other toxins.

HyaGlo Moisturizer is suited for all skin types. For the best results, use morning and night after cleansing your skin with your favorite face wash. It works best when used over the HyaGlo Hydrating Serum.

HyaGlo® Hydrating Serum

HyaGlo® Hydrating Serum is a concentrated all-natural, scientific serum that replenishes skin and results in plump, glowing and noticeably smoother skin. Like other HyaGlo products, Glysyn Hyaluronan is the key ingredient in this all-natural skin serum, our first and most popular HyaGlo product.

Hydrating Serum is true to its name. It works naturally to relieve dryness, fine lines, wrinkles and dry skin.

Repeated applications of HyaGlo Hydrating Serum can address the issue, forming the backbone of a long-term skincare solution. Even better, it works without using abrasive substances or ingredients found in other cosmetics.

It is water-based and includes zero harmful chemicals. Designed for all skin types, it should be applied twice daily after washing your face. This is the ideal product to add to your skin care routine when trying to eliminate stress or making improved lifestyle changes.

HyaGlo Facial Mist

HyaGlo® Facial Mist is a vegan-friendly hyaluronic acid facial mist or setting spray that instantly refreshes skin and boosts hydration. This face spray is infused with cucumber and hydrophilic (water-loving) hyaluronic acid for a quick hydration boost with skin soothing properties.

We combined two of our favorite key ingredients – Glysyn® Hyaluronan and cucumber extract – to develop a mist that delivers hydration deeply into the skin. Cucumber extract provides soothing and cooling effects, making it especially beneficial for those with sensitive or irritated skin. Cucumber is also known as a superfood for the skin.

It is a popular ingredient in skincare because it has been used for decades to address common skin concerns like hydration, aging and inflammation – all potential causes of acne flare-up’s.

Loaded with antioxidants, which help fight oxidative damage caused by free radicals, the cucumber extracts are also rich in vitamin C, caffeic acid and folic acid. These can help to brighten skin, increase collagen production and defend against premature aging of the skin. The cooling effect of cucumbers may also help ease occasional irritation caused by acne.

Use the HyaGlo Facial Mist on clean skin throughout the day to prime and hydrate. It will boost your skin hydration, making you feel refreshed.

More About HyaGlo

We strive to provide outstanding customer service with the simplest solutions in healthy skincare, based on the highest all-natural quality ingredients that are fully traceable and third-party tested.

All products are safe for your skin and designed for all skin types and tones. There is no need to guess if HyaGlo will work for oily, dry or combination skin. It’s a product ideal for all types.

Say Good-bye to Stress Acne Today

Don’t stress about how you are going to purchase your HyaGlo products. They are simple to purchase and simple to use! You can incorporate HyaGlo into your skincare routine today along with other lifestyle changes that will have your skin looking fresh and blemish-free.

Perhaps the best thing about HyaGlo is that you can purchase it online with a simple auto-ship option so you never run out of your favorite skincare product again!

HyaGlo is also sold at select retailers. Find one near you today.

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