Did you know that stress can effect the skin? The mind and skin connect on many different levels. Nerve endings connect to the skin, and wraps around organs, so as emotions are played out neurologically, they can be expressed through the skin. Acne, eczema, hives, rosacea, psoriasis, alopecia (hair loss), vitiligo (de-pigmented white spots on the skin), trichotillomania (hair pulling) and self-mutilation disorders, many skin disorders take their roots from or place their roots in the psyche. Take acne, for example. When you are tense, your body releases stress hormones including cortisol, which may increase the skin’s oil production, making you prone to pimples. stress