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Inflammation & Allergy-Drug Targets
(Formerly Current Drug Targets - Inflammation & Allergy)
ISSN (Print): 1871-5281
ISSN (Online): 2212-4055
VOLUME: 13
ISSUE: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1871528113666140522104422









Brain-Skin Connection: Stress, Inflammation and Skin Aging

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Author(s): Ying Chen and John Lyga
Pages 177-190 (14)
Abstract:
The intricate relationship between stress and skin conditions has been documented since ancient times. Recent clinical observations also link psychological stress to the onset or aggravation of multiple skin diseases. However, the exact underlying mechanisms have only been studied and partially revealed in the past 20 years or so. In this review, the authors will discuss the recent discoveries in the field of “Brain-Skin Connection”, summarizing findings from the overlapping fields of psychology, endocrinology, skin neurobiology, skin inflammation, immunology, and pharmacology.
Keywords:
Inflammation, skin aging, stress response.
Affiliation:
Global R&D, Avon Products. 1 Avon Place, Suffern, NY 10901, USA.