Hormones circulate in our bodies and act as messengers, sending important information to our organs. For women, hormone levels fluctuate during the menstrual cycle as well as during the process of menopause. Men experience seasonal hormonal changes. Hormonal imbalances can also result due to excessive stress, chronic disease, and poor dietary habits. Visible changes in our skin’s health are one of the first indicators of a hormonal imbalance. Our skin serves as a reliable indicator of hormonal fluctuations because facial skin contains a high density of estrogen receptors, a hormone involved in reproduction and aging.
Hormonal Resetting for Clear Skin
Many health influencers today promote hormonal resets or detoxes to help improve skin health but many of these claims aren’t backed by research. If you are dealing with a specific skin issue an evaluation with a board-certified dermatologist can help determine if skin symptoms are related to an underlying hormonal condition. For example, persistent hormonal jawline acne in women can be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a condition where women produce higher than normal amounts of male hormones. This hormonal imbalance is very common and usually results in acne.
Hormonal Fluctuations & Skin Health
Life’s physiologic stages including puberty, pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause are marked by hormonal fluctuations that can result in a range of skin issues including hormonal acne, dryness, loss of elasticity, psoriasis, rosacea, melasma, uneven tone, and premature aging. Effective over-the-counter topicals and lifestyle changes can help, but if you aren’t seeing any improvements after a few months, it's important to book an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist or endocrinologist (for hormonal concerns).
Phytoestrogens for Skin Health
All of Dr. Zenovia’s topicals are formulated with her proprietary REG-ulate360 Complex™ which contains Geinstein, a safe, plant-based phytoestrogen in its pure form that has a very potent effect locally and doesn’t get absorbed into the tissue. In combination with a medical-grade blend of powerful antioxidants, this proprietary skin technology provides the skin with constant hormonal support. With Dr. Zenovia’s skincare products you won’t experience estrogen or hormonal fluctuations on the epidermis. Regular usage will result in less flaking, firmer skin, increased hydration, and a decrease in acne flare-ups.