Stress hormones are troublesome for the skin. They damage collagen and accelerate aging. Amy Wechsler MD wrote extensively about them in “The Mind Beauty Connection.” That’s why yoga, meditation and other ways to relieve stress are an important part of holistic skin care. Not only do they protect skin from physiological damage, they also create states of mind that are in themselves beautiful, a form of “life-deep” beauty that is truly ageless.

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