What to Know About Skin and Hormones


Most women know that hormone imbalances can affect the way they feel because they’ve felt the impact at different points in their menstrual cycles. We put on the brave face of a woman warrior and go about our daily lives, pushing through the symptoms.

Without you realizing it, your hormone issues could also be affecting the way you look, no matter how well you’ve mastered the “everything’s fine” smile. Hormones trigger reactions in every part of your body, and that includes your skin.

The first step to taking care of your hormones to feel better and look better is understanding what’s happening in your body. Let’s start with the most notable and proven connections between your skin and hormones.


There are many factors that affect acne and breakouts, but hormones play a major role. When you have high androgen levels, your skin produces more of its natural oil, called sebum. That extra sebum can clog your pores and lead to blemishes.

Unfortunately, too many people who have acne try to fix it by using harsh soaps and cleansers to get rid of their sebum. If you go too far, your body will produce even more sebum to make up for it. The better solution is to cut to the chase and find strategies to control your androgen hormones.

Healing and Scarring

The body’s healing process is amazing, but it needs the right tools to get the job done. One hormone that has a serious impact on your wound healing is estrogen.

As far as your skin goes, when you have low estrogen, injuries heal more slowly which means you’re more prone to scarring. If you happen to have high androgens causing acne, low estrogen means that acne is more likely to leave scars behind.


Do you know any women who seemed to look miraculously young until they hit menopause, and then it was as if all the years caught up to them at once? This is a common complaint among women, and it comes from low estrogen.

Estrogen protects your body for the aging effects of sun exposure. If your estrogen is low, past years of sunning may show up in the form of sagging skin, wrinkles, and age spots. While this is most visible during menopause, women with lower estrogen at any age are more likely to look older.


When your skin is well-hydrated, it has more to do with the skin’s ability to hold moisture than with the amount of moisture it’s getting. You need both, but if your skin can’t hold water, you’ll have dry skin no matter how much you hydrate and nourish it.

Estrogen helps your skin hold water. When you don’t have as much estrogen as you should, that water barrier breaks down and your skin becomes dry, itchy, and flaky.

Saving Your Hyde By Learning About Skin and Hormones

Far too many women try to improve their skin by spending hundreds on pricey skin care products and professional cosmetic treatments. If you don’t take care of the underlying hormonal causes, though, you’re just bailing water out of a boat that still has a hole.

Instead, get to the bottom of the connection between your skin and hormones. Learn how to balance your hormones naturally with our online course. 


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