Dr. Dawn Ericsson, M.D.

Dr. E’s Women’s Health Update:  Estrogen and your skin
Estrogen is a hormone of many talents! That includes helping women maintain healthy skin. 

Hello friends, 

Estrogen, a key hormone in the female body, plays a vital role in maintaining various physiological processes. But did you know estrogen was also essential to skin health? Healthy estrogen levels can contribute to the following aspects of skin health in females:

Collagen production:
Estrogen promotes the production of collagen, a protein essential for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. Optimal estrogen levels can help preserve collagen levels, which contributes to smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
Skin hydration:
Estrogen helps maintain the skin's natural moisture content by supporting the production of natural oils and promoting the function of the skin's barrier. Adequate estrogen levels can contribute to improved skin hydration, preventing dryness and promoting a healthy, glowing complexion.
Wound healing:
Estrogen is involved in the skin's healing process and can promote the regeneration of skin cells. Healthy estrogen levels may support faster and more efficient wound healing, helping to minimize the appearance of scars and promote overall skin integrity.
Skin thickness:
Estrogen contributes to maintaining the thickness of the skin by promoting the proliferation of skin cells and enhancing the skin's overall structure. Optimal estrogen levels can help prevent the thinning of the skin, which is associated with the aging process.
Sebaceous gland function:
Estrogen influences the activity of sebaceous glands, which are responsible for producing sebum, the skin's natural oil. Balanced estrogen levels can help regulate sebum production, preventing issues such as excessive oiliness or dryness, and contributing to a healthy complexion.

Since estrogen is essential for skin health it is important to maintain a balance, as excessive or deficient estrogen levels can have adverse effects on the skin and overall health. Hormonal fluctuations, such as those occurring during menopause, or as a result of certain medical conditions, can impact estrogen levels and consequently affect skin health. 

AgeRejuvenation can help assess individual hormone levels and provide guidance on maintaining optimal estrogen levels to promote overall skin health. Additionally, adhering to a healthy skincare routine, practicing sun protection, and adopting a balanced diet can further support and enhance skin health.

Let’s talk about it. Click here or call 844.907.2476 to schedule a call today to discuss the many options available at AgeRejuvenation to help you live your best life.