"Stress and anxiety can definitely take a toll on the skin. One of the biggest triggers in acne is stress," said Dr. Matthew Schulman, an NYC-based plastic surgeon. "When stress and anxiety levels increase, cortisol rises, which can increase oil production and lead to acne breakouts." Make sure you're taking time every day for yourself — even if it's just a few minutes of quiet breathing or listening to your favorite music — and know that it's OK to say no to a few things!
Might we suggest throwing on some Headspace or indulging in a bubble bath or at-home spa night on the regular? Pictured is Art Naturals Blue Tooth Oil Diffuser ($39), which instantly starts emitting a cool, relaxing mist and allows you to play your favorite calming tunes at the same time.