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9 Skin symptoms that show you're stressed

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These skin symptoms might tell you when it's time to relax

We all know that stress takes a toll on our bodies. 

From sore backs to headaches, there are many signs that we know are our body's ways of telling us to chill out. But did you know your skin has its own ways of sending you this message?

Stressing out too much takes a toll on your skin, too — and these are the ways it might let you know.

These skin symptoms might tell you when it's time to relax
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If you've noticed one or more of these symptoms on your skin, consider lightening your stress load. If that doesn't work, talk to your health care provider about other possible causes and treatments.

Sources: WebMD,, Prevention, Skin Intelligence Center

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