What stress can do to your skin and what you can do about it

Much of the skin-psyche connection comes down to the overproduction of cortisol and its effect on the skin barrier.
Much of the skin-psyche connection comes down to the overproduction of cortisol and its effect on the skin barrier.PHOTO: NYTIMES

(NYTIMES) It starts in utero.

A mass of cells divides and develops, splits and stretches, and from a single layer of embryonic tissue, two seemingly separate but inherently interconnected systems are born: the brain and the skin.

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