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Does stress cause pimples? - Claudia Aguirre


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Which came first: the stress or the pimples? The physical reactions to stress can cause major breakouts, which, in turn, can be even more stressful! Claudia Aguirre gives just one more reason to get that stress under control.

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The effects of stress are widespread and varied. You saw our hero Justin getting sweaty palms, a racing heart and foggy mind, and, eventually, a bursting pimple. Find out more about stress and the body here:
Hormones and the skin (written by Claudia Aguirre)
Psychodermatology: A new medical field that addresses the impact of your emotions on your skin. This is a more holistic approach to treating disorders of the skin by addressing the psychological factors involved in the development or progression of the disease. Basically, how you can get clearer skin with mindful meditation and other techniques:

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  • Animator Alan Foreman
  • Educator Claudia Aguirre
  • Narrator Claudia Aguirre

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