Hormones and Your Skin
Posted on: March 31, 2016
Women around the world hope their choice of skin care will slow the aging process. As the average woman who is concerned about your appearance, it is important that you understand the hormone affects on your skin. Women who are middle age and beyond notice their skin is beginning to develop fine lines, dryness and thinning. These characteristics are the result of depleted estrogen levels caused by aging and genetic programming. While an intensive skin care routine can help to slow this process, the normal changes in hormone levels may continue in spite of your best efforts.
As a young adult you were likely at the mercy of the hormone affects on your skin that caused embarrassing breakouts, blackheads and oiliness. Teenagers often experience these skin problems due to an imbalance of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Fortunately, these hormones become balanced properly sometime in the twenties, so your skin has not really been a source of concern until the fine lines and wrinkles showed up in your forties. It is also essential that you protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun by wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen while you are outdoors.
The effects of aging and genetic programming are sure to increase as you continue through your fifties and sixties, but there are some things you can do to delay its progress. Great skin care with natural products that do not strip the natural oils is important, and you are fortunate if you adopted this regime early in life. Good nutrition, hydration and adequate exercise are also powerful influences on maintaining the health of your skin from the inside out. Many people become more sedentary as they enter their senior years, but maintaining an active lifestyle and a nutritious diet can offset the aging and genetic programming most people experience.