Rebalancing Skin After Hormonal Changes
Hormones happen. If your face wore a bumper sticker, oh, how fitting those words would be! Though hormones is not a four-letter word, the effects hormones can have on skin probably make you want to scream one.
From post-pregnancy to your monthly menstrual cycle to menopause, hormone changes that occur in different life stages can wreak havoc on your face. Skin may appear as slick as an oil field or as dry as the Sahara. But, these changes are nothing you can’t handle with a little understanding and the right skin repair products.
How hormone changes affect skin post-pregnancy
Post-pregnancy skin has its own set of challenges for new moms (as if she didn’t have enough to worry about). A common skin issue during post-pregnancy is dark spots that are known to appear from hormone changes. This is when treating your skin with an essence can really help. Essences are a special Asian beauty category of skin care products that are rich in active ingredients and have a light water-like consistency. SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence is formulated with Pitera™, a bio-ingredient rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids. It is shown to dramatically improve the skin’s natural rejuvenation process by gently exfoliating, hydrating and smoothing your face. It’s also designed to minimize dark spots for all-over skin brightening.
How hormone changes affect skin during your period
Where you are in your menstrual cycle can be written on your face—and you’ve got that big pimple on your chin to prove it! Different hormones peak and fall during certain times of the month. When you’re having your period, estrogen and progesterone levels decrease and testosterone levels increase, and as a result, your skin becomes more oily. To tackle oil-overload and clear pores, it’s important to find the right oil-controlling skin care regimen that includes a gentle cleanser and a toner. After cleansing, apply a toner, like SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion, to wipe away excess makeup, dirt and pollution, unclogging and reducing pores and keeping oil in check.
How hormone changes affect skin during menopause
News hot flash: Those changing hormones during menopause can cause more than just night sweats. Lowered estrogen can result in dull and dry skin. To give your face a concentrated boost of hydration, try the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask. This hydrating face mask immerses the face with total moisture, which, lucky for you (and your skin), means smoother, firmer and visibly radiant skin.
Hormones will be hormones, but your skin can handle it with a little extra TLC and the right skin care products.