Several recent studies have made the case that acne and depression are highly correlated. This makes it hard to gauge whether a drug like Lexapro worsens acne, because the average Lexapro user is more likely to experience acne whether or not he/she takes the drug.
Up to 15% of Lexapro users experience insomnia. Lack of sleep causes acne, as there is a strong correlation between low quality sleep and acne breakouts. Other Lexapro side effects that could cause skin problems are weight gain and indigestion, both indicating a likelihood that your body may not be digesting key nutrients, or that you are eating increasing amounts of high glycemic index junk food, another behavior studies have proven lead to acne.
Do you have experience with Lexapro? If so, please tell us about how it affected your skin, if at all, below.