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Can lowering stress help reduce the signs of aging?

Dr. Doris Day, MD
Dermatology
Reducing stress can also reduce the signs of aging. When a patient walks into my office and is overly stressed, I can tell right away. They look sometimes 10 years older. When you stress, you create facial expressions -- often unconsciously -- that over time create wrinkles and permanent furrows in the skin. Start a program of stress management through deep breathing, exercise, talking, etc. Your skin will look younger and -- an added bonus -- you will feel so much better.

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