American Psychological Association Reports Your Mood Can Affect Your Skin

Stress affects more than your thoughts.

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Have you noticed your skin looking less than its best? You might want to get your mind and emotions in check to regain that familiar glow.

What’s on your mind could end up on your face according to a report from the American Psychological Association. It’s no secret that stress can cause you to break out, but the APA has found that negative emotions can also exacerbate a host of skin conditions.

Rick Fried, MD, added that stress, anxiety, depression and other problems affected some conditions more than others. However, that is still pulling from an extensive list. He stated, “The common dermatological issues that have been documented to be made worse by stress include acne, rosacea, psoriasis, itching, eczema, pain and hives, just to name a few,”

The findings have led for a push to advance psychodermatology in the United States. It’s already caught on in Europe, but…

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