I’m stressed out all the time.
How bad is it? Anxiety triggers a spike in the hormone cortisol, and this can spark off inflammation and rev up sugar levels in your blood. Collagen synthesis plummets and oil production rises as a result, says Dr Serina.
How to fix the damage: Meditate for a few minutes every day – look up smartphone apps like Headspace and Calm, and use a soothing hydrator with skin-calming ingredients such as chamomile, licorice and niacinamide.