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How does cortisol affect your skin?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Cortisol increases the production of sebum, a natural oil that lubricates your skin. When too much is produced, however, it can lead to blockages that cause acne.

 

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