Dr. Perricone on Stress and Cortisol
Stress causes certain hormonal changes in our body, which rapidly alter the function of cells in our vital organs. Not surprisingly, these effects are reflected in the appearance of our skin.
Horomones and Stress
Hormones are an important part of looking and feeling young and vital, so we want to make sure that we don't do anything that causes negative hormonal changes. In fact, as we age, all our hormone levels decline. We see a decline in sex hormones, which give us our libido, muscle mass and secondary sexual characteristics. There is decline in growth hormone, that plays a critical role in determining muscle mass, bone density, health of our immune system, skin thickness and mental capacity. We may even see changes in hormones such as the thyroid gland, which affects our metabolism.