Acne is often known as the nightmare of many a teenager who for one reason or another care about the way they look, and an occasional adult who may or may not try a series of treatments in order to get rid of it. Many people have had acne at some point in their lives, and even if this condition results bothersome and unappealing for many, it is harmless and very rarely has any long-term consequence, perhaps a small scar here and there and nothing more.
However, it is still a cause of concern, and many people want to find out what causes acne and what makes it worse. So here is a list of the top 12 triggers of acne, which increase your risk of developing it or it getting worse. Take these into consideration if you want to prevent the appearance of acne or are trying to get rid of it.
Lately, it seems like stress is identified as the culprit of many conditions and health problems, and even if its role in physical and emotional suffering is sometimes overestimated, it is true that it can make many conditions worse, including acne. What you have to remember is that stress itself will not cause acne, as it could cause other conditions such as insomnia, some auto immune phenomena, and heart failure, among a long list of many other health problems.
So stress will not cause acne, but if you already have acne and you undergo a situation of acute or chronic stress, the hormonal and metabolic changes that it causes on your body are very likely to make your acne worse. Inversely, decreasing the stress in your life and/or developing more adaptative mechanisms to cope with it and manage it will help your persistent acne go away much faster.