It’s no secret that stress can affect all aspects of your life, but did you know that it can affect your skin too? Dr. Schultz breaks down the science behind stress hormones and explains how they can wreak havoc on your complexion. The adrenal gland — which secretes the stress hormone cortisol — can cause breakouts, blemishes, and also impact the color of your skin. The best way to prevent these hormones from disturbing your skin? Reduce the amount of stress in your life.