SKIN & HORMONES
Hormones can be the root of stubborn acne, excess facial hair, rashes & wrinkles.
Diet, stress, sleep loss and sun damage are several obvious factors that influence how skin looks. Far less obvious – and often overlooked – is the hormonal connection that is vital to youthful skin.
How Hormone Imbalance Impacts Skin
Diets high in sugars and refined carbs stimulate overproduction of testosterone and DHEA, triggering acne and oily skin, and potentially excess facial or body hair. Likewise high cortisol due to stress also disrupts with skin rashes and breakouts.
Surprisingly, some beauty creams we rely on – even the expensive luxury brands – contain unregulated levels of chemicals and hormones that can trigger hormone imbalances and intensify skin problems.
Common hormone-related causes of skin issues often involve the following scenarios:
Estrogen & Progesterone Imbalances
Results in dark spots, wrinkling & changes in elasticity
High Testosterone or DHEA
Results in acne & oily skin
Low Testosterone or DHEA
Results in skin thinning & slower wound healing
Indicates stress patterns that can increase breakouts and exacerbate psoriasis
Vitamin D3 deficiency
Compromises immune function, contributing to psoriasis & acne
Results in dry & thinning skin