Hormones And Your Skin: Everything You Need To Know

Most of us have experienced period breakouts and it’s quite normal. But did you know that depending on your age and/or your cycle, your hormones could be causing more than the occasional period acne? 

The Three Major Hormones

  • Estrogen – Estrogen helps prevent sagging by stimulating collagen in the body. It also helps with hydration and thickness making your skin plump and firm.
  • Progesterone – Progesterone stimulates the production of sebum in the skin controlling how oily your skin is.
  • Testosterone – Testosterone stimulates the production of sebum as well.

Hormones And AntiAging 

For women, estrogen is quite important for several systems in the body. However, its effects on our skin are rarely talked about.

If there was ever a miracle anti-aging solution, it would be estrogen!😃

This hormone prevents aging in different ways:

  • Improves collagen production, helping your skin maintain its thickness and elasticity.
  • It maintains your skin’s moisture.
  • It boosts the production of sebum, which helps prevent dryness.

Hormones And Oily Skin

Hormonal imbalances and oily skin go hand in hand. Androgens like testosterone are responsible for controlling oil production in our skin.

Teenagers and women going through menopause might notice that their skin is extra oily, and this is because of increased male hormones in their bodies. 

Women who suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS have hormonal imbalances and this also contributes to excess sebum production. The more sebum your skin produces, the oilier your skin is. 

It might be difficult trying to control your hormones, especially without treatment

However, a change in diet could be what your skin needs. Skip the oily foods and refined carbs and include more fatty acids in your diet. Fatty acids include foods like salmon and flaxseed. 

To keep oil production in check, you might also want to avoid over-cleansing your face. Washing your face more than the recommended twice a day strips your face of its natural oils. In turn, your sebaceous glands work to replace this oil, and they create more than is needed. 

Hormones And Melasma

During pregnancy, the skin goes through some changes. For some women, this includes melasma. 

Melasma causes discoloration on your skin and makes you a bit more sensitive to the sun. 

Usually, this changes after pregnancy, and the best way to care for your skin during this period is to simply avoid the sun as much as you can😄. 

Don’t forget your sunscreen!

In Conclusion

Pinpointing the root cause of a specific skin condition can be difficult, especially when you take into consideration that our hormones are constantly changing.

The best way to keep your hormones in check is quite easy. Maintain a healthy diet!

Not only will it work wonders for your skin, but your whole body will thank you!😄

If you’re looking to reduce sagging and wrinkling in your skin, then Body Contourz has the perfect solution for you.

Book a consultation with our professionals here or contact us for more info at 818-213-2576 or info@bodycontourz.com and find out what will work for you. 

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