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How does long-term stress affect the skin?

It is unknown if long-term stress causes skin diseases. However, it is well known that stress can worsen conditions such as acne, eczema, hives, and cold sores. Long-term stress can also cause you to frown, worry, or pout, which causes constant muscular contractions and eventually creates permanent fine lines and wrinkles.

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