We need to accept stress as an integral part of life. Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. … This is because stress causes your body to make hormones like cortisol, which tells glands in your skin to make more oil. Oily skin is more prone to acne and other skin problems.
Thankfully, experts suggest that much of the skin damage caused by stress can be mitigated by focusing on daily moments of self-care.
When it comes to looking after your skin during periods of extreme stress we recommend eating a healthy balanced diet, protecting the skin from UV rays using a high factor SPF and incorporating a moisturizer that contains anti-inflammatory ingredients into your skincare routine to help improve any redness, flaking or itching.