Do you feel like you have the perfect skincare routine, but your complexion doesn’t seem to agree? Perhaps your hormones are to blame! Our endocrine system affects virtually every aspect of our body and overall health, so it’s no surprise that it plays a role in our complexion as well. Luckily, knowledge is power! Understanding what triggers unfavorable hormonal responses is the first step to getting these things under control and achieving the gorgeous, glowing complexion we are all after.
Things that could be disrupting your hormones:
The food you eat absolutely affects your hormones, thus affecting your skin. Foods that produce high amounts of inflammation in the body cause a disruption in the hormones that can lead to frustrating breakouts on the face and even eczema on the body. Avoiding foods such as:
- Processed sugars
- Bleached flours.
… can make such a difference in your skin complexion.
Your Sleep Schedule
Making sure that you are getting an adequate amount of sleep each night as well as keeping a semi-regular sleep schedule is extremely important to your skin’s appearance. Not getting enough sleep can severely disrupt your hormones which can have negative effects on your skin, including:
- Reducing elasticity and moisture.
- Causing breakouts.
Getting 7-9 hours of sleep a night is a great way to help prevent signs of aging as well as acne.
The skincare products you’re using
I cannot stress this one enough. Using the wrong skin products is arguably worse than not using any at all. Many skincare products contain toxins that disrupt our hormones causing premature aging as well as chronic breakouts. That’s right, the very thing you are using to better your skin could be ruining it!
Use quality skincare products that don’t contain parabens and BPAs.