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The Real Reason Behind Your Acne Breakouts

Adarsh Soni

5 min read

Sudden acne breakouts can arise because of a variety of reasons—oily skin, hormonal imbalance, lack of sleep, excessive stress or even your face mask. Here’s everything you need to know.

You’re finally preparing to go on a real-life date after months of social inactivity, you’re feeling great and have everything under control—until it hits you—there’s a pimple on your face. Even though it seems a little vain to let a tiny zit or two affect your confidence, let’s be honest, it’s not a pleasant feeling. In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology says that acne can affect more than just your skin—it can lead to depression, anxiety and low self-esteem among other mental health issues. So don’t worry, you’re not overreacting.

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