Acne & Stress - The links

Acne is a complex issue and the causes are many. In today's post we will try to give a simple explanation as to why one factor, stress, can increases acne and pimples.

When the body is stressed, it puts pressure on the adrenal glands. This causes extra production of the hormone cortisol.

In turn a tiny amount of testosterone is produced by the adrenal gland. This enters your circulation with the cortisol. Women normally only have a small amount of testosterone in their bodies.Thus the connection between acne and stress is established.

The root cause of acne is excessive oil. Testosterone converts to di-hydrotestosterone which turns on the oil production. With an excessive amount of oil on the skin, acne is more likely to occur.

Women are more affected than men in this stress/acne connection because men have much more testosterone in their bodies at any time so a little extra does not matter.

Another connection between adult acne and testosterone can be at menopause, when doctors sometimes prescribe testosterone in HRT medications. This can start the same chain of events described above. If you have adult acne at that time of life, are on HRT (even natural), ask your practitioner the question. It happened to me!


Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Anti-Ageing Bundle - Skin Care
Anti-Ageing Bundle - Skin Care
Anti-Ageing Bundle - Skin Care
Anti-Ageing Bundle - Skin Care

Anti-Ageing Bundle

Regular price $196.00 Sale price$172.00 Save $24.00
Tax included. Shipping free over A$150 (see conditions below).

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
kim thomas
Anti-aging bundle

I have used Mismo products for many years. I love the whole package for the benefits that each product provides. I particularly love the feeling of the Anti wrinkle cream, soft, moisturising without it being greasy , heavy or gluggy. I highly recommend this package. I am so pleased to see the glass packaging. Thank you Mismo for beautiful, affordable skin care and giving our environment a thought as well. 🤗🙏

Susan Wiltshire
Anti -Ageing bundle

Will definately order again,these products are worth every dollar spent. My skin has never felt or looked better.

M. Powell
Anti-Ageing Bundle

An easy night routine. Great for my rosacea skin.

Laurel Street
Anti Aging Bundle

Have been using it regularly and it has only been 2 weeks and I have much smoother skin. It appears to have a glow. Loving feel applying the creams.

Eva Smith
Great products

have seen an improvement from day 1 and no irritation! thankyou team Mismo