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Acne and Stress: Back to School Breakouts

A typical acne breakout for me… yikes!

Today was my first day of fall classes, yay! I’m always excited to be back at school, except for one thing: my skin starts breaking out! Throughout the summer, my skin stays fairly clear with a few breakouts every once in a while. Then a few days ago, my acne started flaring up out of nowhere.

My acne always flares up  during the school year, but usually not until the second or third week of classes.It’s odd because I haven’t really been that stressed recently. Actually, compared to the last few weeks, my stress level has been relatively low. It could have something to do with the fact that I’ve been eating more food in general,  especially more junk food. Or my skin could just be playing catch up to my stress a few weeks ago. Who knows.

If you’re struggling with back to school acne breakouts, here’s a little piece of advice that may help you deal with them.

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