Hormones play a huge role in our body since we are born and they change through our live.
In this paragraph I’m going to look at hormone changes through the decades and what impact they may have on our body and the skin.
The endocrine system is an amazing thing. . It is made up of organs and tissues that produce hormones. Hormones are natural chemicals produced in one location, released into the bloodstream, then used by other target organs and systems.
There are many different hormones, , and each contributes to different processes over time, including growth, physical development, and sexual function. As we move through the stages of life we produce more of some hormones and less of others.
The key hormones are estrogen and progesterone for women and testosterone for men. They are all required for good sexual health and reproduction, but they can also affect things like energy level, weight, mood, and the skin.
No two people are exactly alike. But one thing all adults have in common is they made it through puberty.
Puberty is the name for when your body begins to develop and change. When your body reaches a certain age- usually starts sometime between age 7 and 13 in girls your brain releases a special hormone that starts the changes of puberty- releases into the bloodstream two puberty hormones: luteinizing hormone (LH for short) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH for short). In girls, FSH and LH target the ovaries, which contain eggs that have been there since birth. The hormones stimulate the ovaries to begin producing another hormone called estrogen. Estrogen, along with FSH and LH, causes a girl’s body to mature and prepares her for pregnancy. Another thing that comes with puberty is Acne and pimples. Acne is triggered by puberty hormones. Pimples usually start around the beginning of puberty and can stick around during adolescence (the teen years). You may notice pimples on your face, your upper back, or your upper chest.
IN YOUR 20’S…
Firstly, this is the most stable time for the menstrual cycle and hormones.
Secondly, Your estrogen and progesterone should be operating at their optimum strength. Their levels naturally flow as they control your monthly menstrual cycle.
Thirdly, Testosterone also usually functions on full power at this age, managing your sex drive, as well as helping managing energy level and muscle and bone strength.
Low testosterone and estrogen levels at the start of your period can introduce fatigue, but this tiredness is short-lived. After menstruation, rising hormones return the bounce to your step.
Testosterone abnormalities can trigger breakouts. If you have acne along your jaw or down your neck, it’s usually hormonal.
If you don’t already have a solid skin care regimen, now is the time to get on it. As we get older our skin becomes less forgiving. If you want to keep your glow, make sure to use natural sunscreen daily, moisturize liberally, keep yourself hydrated, and make sure you’re getting good sources of collagen in your diet, as our body’s ability to produce it naturally begins to dwindle after our 20’s.
To be continued….