If you’ve tried every product under the sun, yet still find yourself struggling with pigment, large pimples and blemishes, especially along the jawline and on the cheeks, then hormonal factors may be to blame.
Breakouts, pigment and other skin conditions can be directly linked to hormonal changes and in this article we’ll delve a little deeper into the different hormonal causes and effects on the skin, as well as share a few of our favorite products to target your concerns with real, nutrient rich ingredients for long-term results.
So if you’ve had enough of looking in the mirror and feeling completely discouraged with your skin, then we encourage you to keep reading!
How hormones affect the skin
Hormones are biochemical messengers that govern so much more than you realize, from your metabolism and memory to sleep and aging.
When your hormones are balanced, everything works in sync, and you’ll enjoy healthy skin, loads of energy, you’ll sleep well at night and you’ll just feel good overall.
When even just one of your hormones is off balance, you’ll start experiencing negative effects, taking a real toll on your skin. A hormonal imbalance manifests itself as anything including pigment (melasma), dryness, acne, rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles.
Your hormones are going to go up and down throughout your life, this is completely normal. Your menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause are all examples of natural hormonal changes that occur in a woman’s life and during these times you may notice changes in your skin. Sometimes that big pimple on the chin is a good indicator that your period is near. Melasma is also one of the most common skin conditions due to hormonal imbalances which causes dark spots and patches along the forehead, nose, upper lip and cheeks.
Often these skin issues may simply clear up once your hormones have naturally balanced themselves, but the real frustration starts to arise when hormonal imbalances affect your everyday life.
What other factors can cause a hormonal imbalance
Apart from the obvious indicators like that time of the month, there are other factors that can contribute to hormonal disruptions, here’s just a few:
- Poor sleep
- Unhealthy diet
- Lack of exercise
- Endocrine dysfunction
How your diet can help
Your diet plays one of the biggest roles in keeping your hormones happy and balanced.
Eating anti-inflammatory foods that will help to reduce inflammation is very important, as well as including foods that will help to aid in liver detoxification.
The liver helps to break down hormones, which in turn helps to maintain stable hormone levels, so eating foods to boost the liver is really important.
Liver supporting foods include cruciferous veggies, like cabbage and broccoli, as well as onions, garlic, dark leafy greens, dark berries like blackberries and dandelion root tea.
Of course, a healthy skin care routine, alongside a healthy diet is imperative for healthy, balanced hormones, since everything you apply to your skin is absorbed into your body, so be sure you’re making the right choices!
Our product suggestions
We have a few product suggestions that we know your skin will just love! All are brimming in antioxidants and clinically researched ingredients to provide real, long-term results, never just a quick fix that doesn’t really provide any skin benefits.
PRO C4 Retinol Serum: (All Skin Types/Anti-Aging)
Every woman should have a good serum in her beauty arsenal! This one contains Vitamin C, which helps to brighten the skin, fight inflammation and even aid in boosting collagen for plumper, more youthful looking skin.
This lightweight Vitamin C serum contains four different forms of Vitamin C paired along with renewing retinol. Retinol is a Vitamin A derivative and one of those ingredients that every woman should start in her twenties.
The combination helps balance skin by nourishing and gently exfoliating. Because retinol can make the skin more sensitive, it’s important to slather on sunscreen every morning before heading out for the day.
PRO Lite Serum: (All Skin Types)
If you’re suffering from melasma or acne scarring then PRO Lite Serum is a miracle in a bottle.
This hydroquinone free serum works as a powerful skin brightener loaded with advanced lightening ingredients including hexylresorcinol, arbutin, kojic acid, Vitamin C and natural brightening botanicals like gooseberry and licorice extract.
This is a definite must in your skincare routine.
BIO Enzyme Cleanser: (All Skin Types Skin)
Enzymes are wonderful for providing a deep exfoliation to reveal your skin’s new, radiant layers.
Unfortunately, many enzymes can be too harsh for sensitive skin types, but that’s where this one comes in!
This gel-based cleanser uses enzymatic exfoliation with pineapple and papaya to provide a deep, yet super gentle cleanse and exfoliation. Your skin will feel fresh and never stripped of natural oils for the perfect balance of moisture.
This one is ideal for all skin types.
ICE Balancing Lotion (Oily Skin)
Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid with powerful exfoliation and anti-bacterial properties, making it a popular choice if you suffer from oily skin that tends to break out.
This moisturizer contains just the right amount of salicylic acid to help clear the skin, along with a dose of hydration to help balance oily skin,
This unique product also features plant stem cells and topical probiotic technology to aid the skin’s microbiome.
BIO Hydra C Serum (All Skin Types Skin)
This is our number one selling product for a reason!
This deeply nourishing and hydrating serum features 20% Vitamin C and an organic aloe vera delivery system. Known as the “miracle plant” for its rich concentration of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients, aloe helps to hydrate the skin while infusing it with a deep dose of nutrients for skin that glows with dewy radiance!
It doesn’t end there! Skin brightening Vitamin C pairs beautifully with plant stem cell technology, MASQ-techTM, topical probiotics and various skin nourishing botanicals.
You’ll enjoy smoother, clearer skin with improved skin texture and a brighter complexion.
At the end of the day, balanced hormones come down to a healthy lifestyle, including healthy foods and finding ways to reduces stress, as well as using high-quality professional skin care products like Lira Clinical. To learn more about our products contact us at email@example.com or call 877-440-5472.