Is Stress Making You Ugly?
Understand what tension can do to your hair, skin and nails -- and skin care tips on what you can do to help prevent it
The first, he calls "cultural" and says, "it's constant and pervasive" and includes things like having to wait in line and having your Blackberry buzz 24/7. The second is "real stress": the heavy-duty things like death and illness.
Rather than slap a band-aid on the problem, Murad likes to have patients work on undoing the stress itself. "It sounds simple, but just don't get stressed out. What works to calm you? Reading? Join a book club. Tight muscles? Get a massage. You need to take care of yourself even if it's just in little ways."
As for fighting the acne, once it's reared its ugly (white)head, Murad recommends using products designed to fight acne and aging at the same time like Murad Anti-Aging Acne Treatment, $55. For more help with fighting acne and aging, check out these tips.
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