Some people say that acne has noting to do with stress. However some scientific facts revealed that stress is indirectly linked to acne i.e.
• At the time of stress, the secretion of hormones likes adrenaline and noradrenaline from adrenal glands gets stimulated. However these hormones are produced along with another hormone androgen which enhances the production of sebum responsible for the development of acne.
• Stress in many situations can slow down the healing process, which also applies to acne.
• A person under stress usually starts eating uncontrollably and consumes unhealthy food items (oily and high calorie diet) which increases the chance of acne. It also has a damaging effect on skin.
• Morever at the time of stress, large amount of cortisol is produced by the adrenal cortex. Cortisol is a steroid that enhances the secretion of sebum in excess, which in turn leads to the development of acne problem
• There is a condition in middle aged women called acne urticata which occurs mainly because of some kind of stress or depression.