Hormonal skin concerns can affect us all at different times in our life; in particular teenagers, PMS sufferers, pregnant and menopausal women. Changes in oestrogen and progesterone levels can play out on the surface of the skin. Once you have identified your hormonal skin concerns, there are natural skincare solutions to help treat them.
While a woman may suffer with oily and acne-prone skin as a teen, due to production of estrogens and androgens, they may have normal or even dry skin throughout their twenties, only experiencing symptoms again when pregnant or menopausal. Changes in estrogen levels mean pregnant women can experience unwanted skin problems such as excessive oil production, acne, melasma or heat rash but must be careful what skin care they use (see our article on Safe Skincare for Pregnancy). Those who suffer with polycystic ovary syndrome may also experience more breakouts, oiliness and even acne.
At menopause, the decrease in oestrogen in women leads to loss of lipids, water and collagen. The decrease in the collagen layer makes skin thinner and because the sebaceous glands secrete less sebum it can become drier. Menopausal women may also experience hot flushes, excessive oil production or acne, rosacea, age spots and pigmentation, sensitivity to the sun and an acceleration of skin ageing.
Here are just some of our product suggestions for different hormonal skin concerns. For further advice email firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to skincare, natural supplements are recommended to treat symptoms from within. If your symptoms are persistent or severe, be sure to seek the advice of a medical professional.
By Nina Weston
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