Hormonal Acne – How Estrogen And Testosterone Can Affect Your Skin
Our skin is the largest organ of the human body. It protects our internal organs and tissues from chemicals, foreign bodies, mechanical stress, environmental changes, and dehydration.
Our skin is a reflection of what is occurring internally, and hormone health is a major factor that can impact our skin health!
Estrogen is one of the most widely known hormones. It’s primarily produced and secreted from cells in the ovaries. Estrogen plays three vital roles in skin health; it maintains skin moisture, it’s responsible for collagen production, and it’s responsible for skin thickness. Therefore, estrogen helps to keep skin plump, hydrated, and wrinkle free!
When estrogen levels are low it can cause our skin to become thinner which can increase the number of wrinkles, and increase the depth of wrinkles. It can cause our skin to become dry, and can decrease the elasticity and firmness of the skin.
Testosterone is often viewed as a “male” hormone but it’s also part of the female hormone make up! Testosterone is responsible for the production of sebum (an oily substance secreted from sebaceous glands found in the skin). High levels of testosterone can cause excess sebum production. An overproduction of sebum can clog pores and hair follicles, which can lead to pustules, pimples, and acne.
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