Hormones and Your Skin: What You Need to Know

The main job of most hormones is to signal to cells to perform certain actions and reactions, from digestion, sleep and physical attraction to autoimmune defense, human development and more. Although there are different kinds of hormones, certain fluctuations between multiple hormones can cause your skin to go haywire.

Gaining a better understanding of some of the most frequently asked questions about skin care and how hormones affect your skin and body can put you at an advantage when it comes time to schedule your skin care consultation.

Understanding Male Hormones

Boys tend to reach puberty anywhere between 10 and 17 years of age, which also means they start to experience massive internal and external changes for nearly a decade. Testosterone production increases exponentially, which can also cause an increase in certain oils (sebum) that can cause acne and other skin-related irritations.

As men age, a combination of poor hygiene, physical inactivity, and a steady decrease in testosterone production can all lead to poor skin. Although the levels of testosterone decline varies from person to person, there’s still a chance you can suffer from complications including:

  • Lack of sexual desire and function
  • Changes in body composition
  • Mood swings
  • Increased food cravings
  • Decreased quality of sleep

Instances like these are when hormone replacement therapy become the best plan of action to help taper off testosterone levels, therefore reducing overall symptoms.

Skin Care Questions to Consider

Before setting foot in a specialist’s office, there are a few topics and questions that you’ll want to get familiar with regarding proper skin care and hormone treatments:

  • What are some symptoms a man may experience with a hormone imbalance?
  • Why doesn’t my primary care doctor treat me for hormone deficiencies?
  • How does testosterone (and estrogen) affect my body?
  • Are there any kinds of foods that could affect my hormones?
  • What are other ways in which my hormones can become imbalanced?
  • Are my hormone issues genetic? Did I inherit them and can I pass them down to my children?
  • Could any of my current skin products be interfering with my hormone balances? If so, are there any hormone-safe options?
  • Is hormone therapy safe?

The more research you do before seeking professional assistance, the clearer your path will be toward getting the exact help you need for your skin and the hormones that can affect it.

Still Have Questions About Your Skin?

Maintaining optimal hormone levels can be a balancing act, so having licensed professionals from Orlando Esthetics on your side can help you gain the skin complexion you want. Learn more about our hormone treatment and replacement options and how Rebuilding Life can help, by visiting our contact page or call 407-878-7889 to schedule an appointment.

Visiting a Licensed Esthetician Is the First Step

Whether you’re looking to fight the signs of aging or erase your acne scars, skin care companies offer hundreds of lotions and washes and salons provide countless treatment options for you to choose from. While you want to heal and rejuvenate your skin, it might be difficult choosing what’s best for you with all the products and treatments on the market.

But fortunately, you don’t have to make that decision alone. The first step to restoring your skin is seeking professional help from an esthetician. These licensed professionals have a wide variety of products available and know how to treat specific concerns.

With an esthetician’s consultation, he or she can analyze your skin and choose the best treatment option for you. Here are just a few of the treatment options your esthetician might choose to bring your skin back to life:

Facials

Not only can facials relax you, but they can also treat acne, improve blood circulation or fight signs of aging.

Facials involve specially designed washes, lotions and sometimes masks, so it’s best to get them done professionally and at least once a month to exfoliate dead cells that have been regenerated.

Peels

Peels are one step above facials. They involve chemicals to exfoliate and remove the top layer of your skin to show new, untouched skin. Peels help remove deep facial wrinkles, deep acne scars, severe sun damage and severe skin discoloration.

Microdermabrasion 

Coined the “lunchtime facial” because you’re in and out in as little as 30 minutes, microdermabrasion is best for minor skin problems and early signs of aging.

The non-invasive, painless treatment uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the dead and dull surface layers. It helps treat oily skin, enlarged or clogged pores, fine lines, mild acne scars and mild complexion problems.

Microneedling  

Hundreds of tiny needles pricking your face might not sound appealing, but microneedling is virtually painless and reduces wrinkles, fine lines, scars, stretch marks, sun damage and pigmentation.

Microneedling uses fine needles to create hundreds of invisible puncture wounds. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process and induces collagen production to strengthen the epidermis.

LED Treatment

Low level light therapy is the application of light energy to the body to obtain therapeutic benefits. It produces a natural photo-biochemical reaction similar to the process of plant photosynthesis and has a wide range of benefits, such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving uneven skin tone and reducing pore size.

You don’t have to make a decision today if you’re searching for options to help your skin look its best. With a wide array of treatments, an esthetician can help you make the most informed decision for your skin. Visit a licensed esthetician today and get your skin back to a glowing you.