One of the biggest factors & contributors to skin health is our hormones.
Especially estrogen & testosterone.
The loss of estrogen tends to contribute to an evident deterioration of skin health.
There have been several studies that reveal the clear relationship that exists between circulating estrogen levels and the age that women appear, their attractiveness, their skin health, and their facial coloration.
From a scientific, dermatological and endocrine point of view, and even from a psychological perspective, the role of estrogens is decisive for skin aging.
Here’s the thing:
Until the age of 20, the thickness of the skin increases, and from there, and during the rest of adulthood, it progressively thins.
However, during menopause, we see an alteration on 3 layers of the skin - epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis.
Well, approximately 30% of our body’s collagen is lost in the first five years after menopause!
What is collagen?
It is a content in the skin that is primarily responsible for its elasticity and strength.
Menopausal & postmenopausal women experience a significant decrease in collagen content.
This significant decrease is caused by the drop in our estrogen as -estrogen has been proven to increase collagen, elastin, and skin thickness in women.
This is the same kind of effect we start seeing when our testosterone levels start to drop after the age of 30.
So, how can we improve our body’s collagen even after menopause?
Well, most women tend to take up Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
HRT has revealed the powerful influence of estrogen on the skin, with an estrogen replacement dosage.