Have you ever woken up one morning to find your face drier than usual? Or with a lot more acne, perhaps? Sometimes, for no apparent reason, one’s face experiences a change in texture, tone and type. And while you may try to blame it on the pizza you ate the previous night or the new lotion you’re trying out, the reason behind it may go much deeper and have something to do with your body—hormones.
How does an imbalance in hormones occur?
 

How does an imbalance in hormones occur?

Every living, breathing human being has a supply of hormones running through their body. Sometimes, due to a number of factors, the production of hormones fluctuates and leads to an imbalance, something that can directly affect the skin.

What causes a hormonal imbalance in the body?
 

What causes a hormonal imbalance in the body?

The hormones in one’s body are affected by everything, from the natural process of ageing to a stressful day at work. Going to bed late, eating plenty of junk food can impact your hormonal levels. So can menstruation, menopause and PCOS. While the reasons are numerous, if you suspect you have a hormonal imbalance, seek the help of medical professional and alter your lifestyle by eating healthy, taking up a hobby to cut out the stress and exercising regularly.

How does the imbalance of hormones affect the system?
 

How does the imbalance of hormones affect the system?

Since our bodies produce a variety of hormones, they affect the system in many ways. Here are the most widely known hormones and the way in which they impact the body.

Estrogen – When the production of the female sex hormone, estrogen sees a drop, it can cause your skin to sag and lose its tautness, which in turn can lead to wrinkles and fine lines.

Testosterone – While it is commonly known as the male sex hormone, women also need testosterone in their body. When it is produced in excess however, it increases the supply of sebum to the skin which can lead to acne.

Thyroid – When the body lacks in thyroid, it can cause the skin to become overly dry, pale and prone to damage.

Serotonin – Considered both a neurotransmitter and hormone, the right balance of serotonin gives peaceful sleep, boosts one’s mood and prevents premature ageing.

Cortisol – Commonly known as the stress hormone, cortisol is used to regulate the stress levels in body. However, when the levels of cortisol peak, it can break down muscle formation, lead to increased acne and impair healing.

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