25. Chronic Stress Ages Your Skin More Quickly.
When you were a kid, you may have heard that too much stress can cause acne. Did you know that having too much stress in your life can also cause your skin and other parts of your body to age more quickly? Suppose your body’s stress-response system is constantly firing on all cylinders and flooding your body with stress hormones, such as cortisol (via Harvard Health). In that case, your skin will suffer from loss of collagen and elastin, which are critical for skin health (via WikiHow).