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Does stress cause acne?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
While many people attribute breakouts to stressful situations, there is no evidence of stress directly leading to acne. In fact, sometimes the connection is reversed, as stress is often caused by acne breakouts. You should consult a dermatologist for more information.

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