The Doctors: Stress and Skin
When you think about all the ways stress can affect your life, have you thought about how it damages your skin? Dr Andrew Ordon and dermatologist Dr Glynis Ablon explained what you can do about that.
The Drs: What Is Skin Made Of?
Dr Ablon compared skin to a mattress, which begins to sag and compress over time. Skin is made up of three primary components:
- Collagen – form, firmness & strength
- Elastins – flexibility
- Peptides – strengthens skin
Dr Andrew Ordon explained that Collagen breaks down as part of aging, leading to reduced skin volume.