SKIN & HORMONES
Hormones can be the root of stubborn acne, excess facial hair, rashes & wrinkles.
Diet, stress, sleep loss and sun damage are several obvious factors that influence how skin looks. Far less obvious – and often overlooked – is the hormonal connection that is vital to youthful skin.
Diets high in sugars and refined carbs stimulate overproduction of testosterone and DHEA, triggering acne and oily skin, and potentially excess facial or body hair. Likewise high cortisol due to stress also disrupts with skin rashes and breakouts.
Surprisingly, some beauty creams we rely on – even the expensive luxury brands – contain unregulated levels of chemicals and hormones that can trigger hormone imbalances and intensify skin problems.
Common hormone-related causes of skin issues often involve the following scenarios:
Results in dark spots, wrinkling & changes in elasticity
Results in acne & oily skin
Results in skin thinning & slower wound healing
Indicates stress patterns that can increase breakouts and exacerbate psoriasis
Compromises immune function, contributing to psoriasis & acne
Results in dry & thinning skin
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To restore the vital balance of hormones, we first need a detailed, accurate measurement of hormone levels. Not just numbers, but an assessment that offers real meaning.
Skin Vitality Profile – E2, E3, Pg, T, DS, Cx4 (saliva); TSH, Vitamin D (blood spot) (Sample Report)