Every woman wants to look beautiful and have youthful, glowing skin, no matter what her age. Women, as well as men, begin to get those fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and often get a dull complexion as they get older. We can’t avoid it, but we sure can do everything in our power to keep looking our best. You may not want to do something as extreme as having surgery, and the good news is that there are other things you can do to help rejuvenate your skin.
Skin Care Tips for Women
1. Protect yourself from the sun with shade, protective clothing and a safe sunscreen such as Elta MD sunscreen products.
2. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, healthy fats and lean protein.
3. Avoid eating unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates.
4. Take supplements for healthy skin such as vitamin C, collagen powder, vitamin D, biotin, vitamin A, vitamin E and fish oil.
5. Keep stress to a minimum and get enough restful sleep each night.
6. Stay hydrated – drink lots of water throughout the day.
7. Limit alcohol intake. Alcohol dehydrates your skin.
8. Don’t smoke. Smoking depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients.
9. Make sure you have optimal thyroid function.
10. Keep estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels optimal.
A Word About Hormones and Healthy Skin
Did you know that hypothyroidism is a common cause of skin, as well as hair and nail, problems? This condition can cause dry skin, wrinkles, puffiness above or below the eyes, eczema, acne and psoriasis. Hypothyroidism decreases circulation which causes your body to send blood to its most vital organs like the brain. All the energy and resources your body can spare are being sent to the most necessary organs for survival. Meanwhile, other organs and extremities may suffer. As a result, blood flow to your body’s extremities is decreased, resulting in unhealthy skin.
Estrogen plays a role in the thickness, moisture, and elasticity of the skin. As estrogen levels decline, especially during perimenopause and menopause, it’s common for noticeable changes to develop in the skin. An estrogen deficiency causes your skin to have less moisture, decreased elasticity, reduced wound healing, and increased susceptibility to injury. Have you began noticing that you have creepy, sagging skin? Well, that loss of estrogen is the culprit.
The main hormone that affects the skin is estrogen, however progesterone and testosterone also play a role in the health and appearance of the skin. A decline in progesterone can increase skin dryness, which can leave the skin on your hands and feet cracking. Testosterone is still produced at low levels after menopause, but too much testosterone can stimulate the oil glands and lead to breakouts.
The natural solution for hormone decline involves restoring hormonal balance with bioidentical estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Bioidentical hormones, which are identical to the hormones made by your body, improve symptoms of hormone imbalance, including skin health.
Aesthetics Services at Hotze Health & Wellness Center
If you need a little extra help with those fine lines and wrinkles, you don’t have to resort to expensive surgery or a painful procedure, there are aesthetics services that can help. Here are just a few of the aesthetics services offered at the Hotze Health & Wellness Center:
BroadBand Light Therapy, or BBL uses infrared light to rejuvenate older, damaged skin cells so that over time, you can experience a clearer, smoother, more youthful-looking complexion. It is used to treat and eliminate the brown discoloration, redness, broken blood vessels and overall sallowness to the skin that occurs with age.
Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser targets years of damage to your skin, including discoloration, sun damage, visible signs of aging, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, poor texture, fine lines and even scars, without the downtime of more aggressive treatments.
JUVÉDERM® can help volumize your cheeks or smooth your lines.
Red Light and Blue Light Therapy is a non-invasive, safe treatment that uses concentrated wavelengths of light to address acne, actinic keratoses (AK’s), rosacea, psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema, atopic dermatitis, scleroderma, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and sun damage.
Botox® treatment helps to temporarily make moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, and frown lines look better in adults.
For a complete list of aesthetic services at Hotze Health & Wellness Center, click here.
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To schedule a Free Wellness Consultation with the Hotze Health & Wellness Center—call us at 281-698-8698 or visit hotzehwc.com. Click here to take the symptom checker to find out if you could be experiencing symptoms of hormone decline.
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