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Does Cortisol cause acne

06 February 2019 11:23

You will of seen cortisol pop up a few times in our messages blogs and more. Why?  Because it can bring on more spots.

So what is cortisol and what does it do to your body.

Cortisol is a hormone and your body releases it when it comes under pressure or stress.   It’s made in the adrenal glands and reaches all parts of your body helping your body cope with the number of different roles it has to play.

Your body sends signals and cortisol is controlled by 3 main players when more or less of it is needed.  The hypothalamus is in your brain releases a hormone (corticotrophin) which in turn calls on the pituitary gland to release another hormone (adrenocorticotropic) and then your adrenal glands will know the correct amount of cortisol to release. 

Cortisol also helps regulate your blood pressure, blood sugar levels and keeps inflammation down.

When your body is continuously under too much pressure or stress, it’s hard for it to keep levels at a balance. You can produce too much cortisol or not enough, which can then result in different symptoms such as more spots, mood swings, high blood pressure, weight gain and tiredness. 

Keeping a balanced lifestyle and taking time out will help with your cortisol levels.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Love Team SkinGenius x