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What makes skin flexible?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The dermis, the layer of skin under the outer layer, contains proteins called elastin and collagen that give skin flexibility. These proteins are reduced as we age. Watch the animation to learn more about skin and aging.


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