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February 2021, Mark Roth
As if dealing with the ongoing stress of 2021 isn’t bad enough…
… There’s now an epidemic of breakouts facing many of us daily, in the mirror.
Many blame wearing masks all day long, referring to the breakouts on their cheeks and chin as “Mask Acne” or “Maskne.”
But is there more to it?
Here’s a look at the 12 sneaky ways stress could be causing your breakouts.
Scientists have made a SURPRISING discovery about a bacteria on your skin they used to think was pretty harmless!
There’s plenty of this bacteria living in the pores of your face.
(It’s called “Propinonibacterium acnes.”)
And they used to think it was NO BIG DEAL.
However, scientists recently discovered that when this bacteria is STARVED of oxygen like when you’re wearing a MASK...
... It becomes quite the EVIL VILLIAN!
Triggering skin inflammation and BREAKOUTS!
It does this by turning the natural oils in your skin (your sebum) into fatty acids that INFLAME the nearby skin cells while, at the same time, deactivating the enzymes that normally PREVENT this inflammation.
Of course, that’s just the beginning:
Every time you BREATH OUT, you’re exhaling out MOISTURE and BACTERIA that becomes trapped against your face by your mask…
... Along with sweat, oil, and dirt!
And every time we adjust our masks, we touch our faces.
Making the problem EVEN WORSE!
Suddenly we’re dealing with EVEN MORE breakouts, pressure sores, infected hair follicles, and more.
Then, there's the stress associated with lockdowns and social restrictions!
Emotional stress… financial stress… social stress … job stress… all makes you BREAKOUT, too!
When you’re feeling stressed, your body releases cortisol:
The STRESS HORMONE that prepares your body for “fight-or-flight.”
And while a little cortisol is okay because it helps us feel alert...
… When your body is flooded with cortisol, due to ONGOING stress that lasts for weeks, months, or even a year (2020, anyone?), bad things start to happen to our skin:
When stress opens the cortisol floodgates, your skin's sebaceous glands switch into overdrive... so they produce MORE OIL than you need!
Pores get clogged...
... And your skin breaks out!
Even worse, all this excess cortisol causes your skin to become deeply inflamed, too!
Causing the DEEPER, MORE PAINFUL breakouts with swelling and redness that's difficult to cover up!
Cortisol prepares your body for immediate danger.
So to save energy it DEPRESSES your immune system, reproductive system, and growth processes...
... Like WOUND HEALING!
This means it takes your skin longer to HEAL from breakouts.
Without thinking about it, when we’re feeling anxious or stressed, we touch our face more often.
And of course, all this extra dirt and bacteria on our skin makes our breakouts EVEN WORSE!
Our skin-barrier is supposed to PROTECT US:
It helps prevent water loss from the body.
And it's supposed to keep foreign dangers OUT.
But when we experience a lot of ongoing stress, our skin-barrier stops working as well.
Leaving our skin VULNERABLE to free radicals, bacteria, microbes, allergens, toxic chemicals, and much more.
When we’re feeling stressed or depressed, we may not feel as motivated to maintain our healthy skin care routines:
We don’t wash enough.
We sleep with makeup on.
We don’t drink enough water.
Making it even more difficult to break the "bad skin" cycle.
If we’re trying to hide our breakouts, we might be wearing too much makeup under our masks...
... Making it EVEN MORE DIFFICULT for our skin to breath!
And allowing harmful bacteria to cause EVEN MORE breakouts.
Stress causes many of us to eat comfort foods. Instead of making healthier choices, we find ourselves eating foods that are high in sugar, fats, and carbohydrates.
Especially if stress is affecting our sleep cycle…
And all of these changes increase the cycle of inflammation in your body, again make breakouts worse, reducing your skin barrier function, and slowing wound healing.
Stress affects our ability to get enough sleep…
And a good night’s sleep is directly linked to our cortisol levels.
When we’re not sleeping enough, our cortisol levels go UP!
Further compounding all the health issues we’ve already talked about ... making your breakouts EVEN WORSE!
Stress has been directly linked to breakouts…
... And bad skin has been directly linked to a HIGHER RISK of experiencing anxiety and depression.
It becomes a vicious cycle that can feel difficult to escape.
How DO YOU escape this cycle of breakouts… when the lockdowns and restrictions are months from over?
The stress isn’t going away, anytime soon…
And neither are the masks.
So what can you do?
While the skin care industry would have you believe that breakouts can be solved with expensive creams and washes…
… The truth is, clear skin starts inside your body!
Stress, anxiety, and diet all create imbalances in your body that trigger breakouts to begin forming deep within the skin, pushing to the surface.
So by the time it forms and reaches the top layer of your skin, it’s TOO LATE to stop it.
All you can is HEAL the surface.
If you want to break the cycle, you need to start the battle within, and fight it from the INSIDE OUT!
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So not only is it easier to BREATHE (aaaah)...
… It helps to prevent the oil on your skin from becoming oxygen deprived and turning into fatty acids that INFLAME your skin and trigger further breakouts.
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But remember: if you’re still fighting your breakouts from the SURFACE of your skin with expensive washes and creams…
… You’re going to lose.
Because more beautiful, clearer skin starts on the INSIDE.
By resolving the internal imbalances in your body that can cause your acne to form within the deepest layers of your skin and push to the surface.
It’s what’s inside that counts... start THERE!
Clinical Studies: Sources & References
V. Palmieri, M. Papi, "Can graphene take part in the fight against COVID-19?" Nano Today, Volume 33, 2020.
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Bergstrom Nutrition. “Published studies on the efficacy of MSM (methylsulfonylmethane).” Ver 1.0, 06/15/2016.
Butawan, Matthew, Rodney L. Benjamin, and Richard J. Bloomer. "Methylsulfonylmethane: applications and safety of a novel dietary supplement." Nutrients 9.3 (2017): 290.
Graphene, Nobel Prize in Physics, 2010: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/2010/summary/
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Lit-Hung Leung. M.D. “A Stone That Kills Two Birds: How Pantothenic Acid Unveils The Mysteries of Acne Vulgaris and Obesity.” The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Vol. 12, 2nd Quarter (1997).
Thompson, Katherine G., and Noori Kim. "Dietary supplements in dermatology: A review of the evidence for zinc, biotin, vitamin D, nicotinamide, and Polypodium." Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (2020).
Tolino E, Skroza N, Mambrin A, Bernardini N, Zuber S, Balduzzi V, Marchesiello A, Proietti I, Potenza C. Novel combination for the treatment of acne differentiated based on gender: a new step towards personalized treatment. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2018 Dec;153(6):866-871. doi: 10.23736/S0392-0488.18.05710-3. Epub 2018 Feb 7. PMID: 29417793.
Yang, Michael, et al. "A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of a novel pantothenic acid-based dietary supplement in subjects with mild to moderate facial acne." Dermatology and therapy 4.1 (2014): 93-101.
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