It's true: Your emotions are written right across your face.
Pimples. Limp hair. Bloating. Not looking your best can definitely put a damper on your mood. But, there's a twist. Science indicates our attitudes could be the cause of these annoying flaws in the first place.
"Stress causes inflammation, which can both break down collagen to cause wrinkles or inflame acne," says Amy Wechsler, M.D., a New York City dermatologist and YouBeauty Skin Advisor. On the flipside, "happiness helps skin to heal and glow."
In a funk? Pleased as punch? Science explains how your feelings might be written all over your face. And body. And hair.
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