Kirsten Storms, who returns today as GH’s Maxie, opens up exclusively in Digest‘s new issue about taking a temporary leave from the show due to skin breakouts she was experiencing because of stress. “I don’t think it was something that was in anybody’s control because my skin had just gotten to a point where it was telling me and my body that I needed to take a break,” says the actress, who was also dealing with her divorce from Brandon Barash (ex-Johnny). “With everything that had gone on in my personal life, I also happened to be working a lot at the same time…. I hadn’t given myself time to process everything that was going on…. Within days of being on a break, my skin had completely cleared.” For the full story, pick up the new issue, on sale Friday.