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Stress of back to school can cause an outbreak so what’s a teen to do? – Globe and Mail

The teen years can be a stressful time, which is extra frustrating because acne can be both a symptom of, and contributor to, stress. “Stress can result in increased cortisol production which is a known aggravator for acne,” says Dr. Benjamin Barankin, dermatologist and medical director and founder of the Toronto Dermatology Centre and a spokesperson for the Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada, which marks Acne Awareness Month in September.

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