Lower levels of estrogen start showing big impact on your skin during menopause. Your body goes through constant changes as you age. Skin issues such as dryness, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, etc. start developing. It is normal to have skin issues and hormonal changes for everyone. People often face these hormonal problems while hitting puberty or menopause, so there is nothing really that you can do about it. But you can make it better by using medication. Let’s talk about some of the hormones that effect our skin.
Our estrogen levels create changes in our skin. It changes the way how our skin looks or feels. Our skin feels dry and fragile. The skin starts to appear dull and less vibrant, and you can see wrinkles, sagging skin and you may also lose firmness of your skin because of reduced blood flow. Various herbs or botanicals can help fix this problem. These may include black cohosh and maca.
The over production of this hormone can cause acne. This hormone is needed to maintain the balance of your body known as homeostasis. During puberty or menopause, you may experience breakouts or acne on your skin. This is because it causes shifts in testosterone levels and your metabolism. Avoid dairy to fix this problem because many dairy products trigger inflammation in some people’s body. It is also suggested to include omega 3 fatty acids in your diet because a diet that doesn’t contain this nutrient can cause dryness, itchiness and acne.
Cortisol is the stress hormone that causes increased sebum production. It can also amp up inflammation which can make any skin condition even worse. This can also lead to sugar cravings and consuming sugar more than you need to can increase skin inflammation and breakouts. You can use skin care products to treat this condition. Products that contain adaptogens such as ginseng can be beneficial. This herb increases your resistance to stress and boosts your tired looking skin.
Thyroid is yet another hormonal problem that messes up your skin. You can have sweaty warm or flushed skin or you may have dry skin. This totally depends on whether you have an overactive or underactive thyroid. If you have thyroid, its better that you consult a doctor to get the correct treatment.
Now let’s talk about some of the ways hormones mess up with your skin.
On going stress or poor sleep schedule can disturb your hormones which leads to more sebum production and breaking out. Similarly eating too much sugar can also cause inflammation and acne. If all of a sudden you start to see dryness on your face, this means there is an imbalance in your thyroid activity. Other symptoms include fatigue, weight gain and PMS. If you see any of these problems occurring out of nowhere, it is advised that you consult a doctor for further treatment and medication. Furthermore, indulge in a healthy diet and keep your skin hydrated.