Beauty and Your Hormones

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From a cellular point of view, aging takes place via three classifications:
 
Intrinsic Aging (internal cellular aging through metabolism)
Photo Aging (sun exposure)
Environmental Aging (toxins in our environment and lifestyle ie: cigarettes, alcohol, pollution, etc.)
 
Let’s focus on Intrinsic Aging; chiefly how hormone deficiencies during menopause age the skin.
 
The more advanced one’s age, the more deficient in hormones.

The more deficient in hormones, the more dry and thin one’s skin becomes.
 
During menopause, the ovaries cease making estrogen.
We often make the mistake of thinking only of estrogen–downplaying the roles progesterone and testosterone play in female health and beauty.
 
Estrogen slows- and in some cases- stops signs of aging by assisting in the production of collagen- the primary ingredient for young looking skin.

Collagen maintains skin tone and proper skin hydration.
 
Testosterone has been proven to be important for aiding in the production of sebum- the waxy/oily protective/nutrient substance of the skin.
 
Recent studies have shown women who take estrogen and testosterone HRT have a 48% thicker skin than women who don’t.
It’s estimated the skin loses up to 30% of its collagen during the first 5-6 years of menopause.
 
Hormone supplementation is being shown to impact- and in some cases reverse- this process.
In one school of belief, a process of aging called Sub-Hormone Level Theory points to a strong correlation between hormone decline and the onset of visible skin aging.

It’s felt mainstream HRT (replacing only the deficient levels of Estrogen/Progesterone and possibly Testosterone is not enough to bring about a full reversing of aging on the skin.

It’s felt DHEA and HGH (Human Growth Hormone) should also be supplemented, as these hormones are also important to the female body and are usually overlooked -and undervalued.

 There are two effective methods of application of hormones for maximum skin health:

Topical Application: applying hormone creams to skin topically in regular, measured doses.

-and-

Systematic Delivery: delivery via the bloodstream.

Both perform the job of protecting the skin, keeping it thick, plump and hydrated- and protecting from collagen loss.

The growing trend in skin care is hormone containing creams and salves to nourish otherwise waning skin cells.

Menopausal women are cornering the Health and Beauty market- and it will be interesting to see how the market responds over the course of the next few years.

Carrie has worked exclusively in the skin care, health and beauty industry for over 25 years.

She’s a licensed Aesthetician, is certified in Color Analysis and has built a solid, international reputation in the field of holistic, menopausal skin care; specializing in harmful cosmetic ingredients and industry practices.

She’s a recognized speaker and published writer- having written numerous articles in women’s health and beauty publications and she is Founder and President of Menopauserus.com- The ultimate natural help and support site for women in need of peri menopause and menopause relief.

It’s her mission to help make menopause ‘The Change for the Better’- for women everywhere!

 

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  • Krissy

    I’m only 27 years old, but have had TERRIBLE insomnia over the past year- didn’t sleep at all for like 7 nights- the whole night, literally and had a sleep study that showed I wasn’t really getting any deep sleep. 🙁

    So its taken an effect on my once younger than I really am looking skin. I had some saliva tests and they showed my dhea is that of an old person, testosterone low, progresterone is low, and I’m sure hgh is low.

    I’m soooooo hoping bio hormones are going to lift my facial skin up once again (starting to get jowls!!! at 27!!) get rid of tiny eye wrinkles and lines, tighten and brighten my dull skin, and make it not so dry.

    Tell me, am I asking for too much?? Have you seen any really good skin results like those with bios in yourself or people you know well?

    Thank you SO much!!!!
    Krissy

     
     
     
    • You are definitely not asking too much!

      One of the greatest “side-effects” of bioidenticals is that it helps with skin’s elasticity!

      Have you tried them yet?

       
  • Krissy

    No, I haven’t tried them yet! I ordered a new saliva test from Bodylogic md and am in the process of making an appt with them.

    A little afraid though, since levels are sooo up and down during perimenopause and I’m going through that. Also, if they dont give me the right amounts of hormones in the beg, they could cause more aging to my skin than I’ve already experienced! (I’ve heard of this happening with other people and I know bios take a while to get right.)

    Did bioidenticals help with your skin elasticity? Know of anyone who has had any noticable improvements to jowls?