Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Avoid Exam Stress with AcneFree® - Giveaway

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With school comes exams – and the undeniable stress and acne breakouts that can come with them. Stress during exam periods may lead to acne in some teens and is commonly referred to by dermatologists as “exam stress.” It consists of flares of acne that typically appear on the chin, jaw, and neck. This year, help fight pre-exam breakouts with AcneFree®, a complete line of effective acne treatment products.

According to NYC Dermatologist, Joshua Zeichner, MD, stress often triggers the adrenal glands to overproduce adrenaline and androgens, which stimulate sebaceous glands and can cause acne flare-ups. In fact, results of a recent study conducted on students at the Stanford University School of Medicine showed that subjects who had the greatest increase in stress during examination periods also had the greatest increase in acne severity. Although having stress during exams is often unavoidable, you can help minimize stress-related breakouts. Follow these tips provided by AcneFree® and Dr. Zeichner to learn how to help keep skin clear during exam periods.

1. Minimize your stress. Take time for yourself and exercise to keep your mind and body refreshed. After a workout, wash your face with the NEW AcneFree® Energizing Acne Wash & Scrub with its Advanced Micro-Benzoyl Peroxide formula. This will help to clear skin of dirt, oil, and impurities – while also working to unclog pores and fight acne bacteria.

2. Rev up your skincare regimen before exams to help prevent or minimize breakouts. When you know you have a test coming up, try giving your skin some extra special attention the week before, as well as the week of your exams. Wash your face every morning and night with the AcneFree® Advanced Deep Cleansing Duo. The 2-speed facial cleansing brush exfoliates, while the AcneFree® Oil-Free Purifying Cleanser with benzoyl-peroxide goes deep into pores to help eliminate acne bacteria and control breakouts.

3. Eat right. It is proven that stress eating with high glycemic index foods can promote acne breakouts – and additionally, stress caused by self-perceived worsening of diet quality has also been proven to cause breakouts1. Although studying may seem like top priority at this time, don’t let your health take a back seat. Be mindful of what you are eating, don’t overdo it with the caffeine, and be sure to give your body the proper nutrients it needs to maintain a healthy mind, body, and complexion.

4. Get your sleep. Disruptions in your normal sleep patterns can increase cortisol levels and lead to breakouts1. Avoid all-nighters and caffeine before bedtime, and try to maintain a normal sleep schedule. Before going to sleep, use the AcneFree® Therapeutic Sulfur Mask. Its minty cool, refreshing tingle will help calm you down after a night of studying while also absorbing access oils that attract acne-causing bacteria.

5. Visit your dermatologist if symptoms worsen.

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32 comments:

akronugurl said...

i would say about once a month

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Brenda Haines said...

I break out all the time, but it's at its worst during the fall months.

Nicole D said...

Lately it seems all the time :/

Brianna Ketchum said...

i break out all the time sadly :( it gets pretty bad!

Candice said...

I break out a few times a month.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

sadly whenever I eat chocolate .. which these days is more then I care to say ... lol

Maryann D. said...

I break out one in a while but my children do more often.
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Jillian T said...

I tend to break out whenever I slack off on my skincare regimen.

momo said...

I only have breakouts once in a blue moon because of my age. My daughter has more of a problem with it then I do-

Holly Kennedy said...

Monthly. I've tried everything but it still happens.

Angela snoozy said...

I have a breakout every few months!

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Wendy Rozema said...

I break out 1 or 2 times a month!

Renee said...

Once a month on average.

Jackie said...

I don't break out too often. I'd like to win this for my teenage daughter to try. She has breakouts often.
Thank you!

Nancy said...

I have occasional breakouts.

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Helga said...

Occasionally,no particular pattern.

Leela said...

It's pretty often now that I have kids.

♥Heather Dawn♥ said...

I have a breakout at least once a month.

deniseyweesy said...

about once a month

KJ Skib said...

It isn't too often but lately I have had a couple break outs

Heather! said...

I have always been very acne-prone, and naturally, I would always have some blemish or breakout. But I have been on medicines for ten or more years, so these days I rarely have a breakout. I have one zit every couple of months, I'd say.

Ashley Busse said...

I break out with acne ALL the time :(

longsgl said...

I break out a few times a month.

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Em Ma said...

Em Mahr - I break out several times a month - usually on my chin.

freshsamanthaaa said...

I have breakouts every month, mostly on my forehead.

Shakeia Rieux said...

I breakout all the time and I don't know why

Ken Ohl said...

Every once and a while. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Debbie Bray said...

Usually once a month.

Tylerpants said...

I break out often..every few days. Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

trixx said...

I break out about once a month

Melissa Tippie said...

I tend to break out with acne only about once a month on my chin area.

lilyk said...

once in a while