Wow, it's a hot one outside! Even for someone like me who lived a lot of years in the hot climate of Dallas, Texas, it definitely feels extraordinarily hot today.
I've been lucky though this week, since I've spent most of my time inside a TV studio filming videos. As you can tell I'm not exactly a lover of extreme heat.
For those directly dealing with this hottest part of summer, please remember your need for more liquids, rest time if working out in the elements, and protecting your skin from the effects of the sun.
Now, today I want to share with you and attack the hormone and skin connection myths. There are a few things to really understand so you don't end up feeling like your body is working against you. That is never a helpful emotional state to be in.
What Our Hormones Can Do
Our hormone balance changes hourly and also has cyclical periods that move up and down over a period of days, weeks, months, and even years. All the glands in the body when functioning in a healthy way, tell your life giving organs what to do to keep you alive.
Your body responds to them instantly and if you are still here with us and reading this post... well then they are working well for the most part. :-)
The largest organ of the body of course is the skin and it is certainly affected by hormonal changes but only indirectly. Let me explain how this is so regarding your skin.
Testosterone in the human body of both men and women can affect hair growth, libido, energy levels, and oil production for the skin.
Estrogen in addition to the promotion of the secondary sex characteristics in women, support blood vessel, speed of healing, and skin health in both men and women. We all have different levels of both hormones, and we need both in our systems to remain healthy.
The myths surrounding hormones (people share them with me all the time) and skin issues like acne, rosacea, and other skin surface problems is that many people believe their hormones are the root cause of their problem(s).
You've heard the saying, "Oh, you'll just grow out of it." This advice is given to children and teens who have these conditions all of the time and it is not correct.
This implies our hormones will settle down on their own and the problem will just go away. When you don't grow out of it just like I didn't, then you begin to believe something is wrong with you.
Trust me, this myth is 100% inaccurate. What hormones can do when it comes to the skin is increase or decrease oil production, impact blood vessel health and circulation, and accelerate or retard the natural aging process.
These are all contributors to your skin health or skin problem(s), not root causes.
Acne breakouts, for example have a tendency to increase when your body is producing more oil. This occurs because there is more food for the bacteria on the skin to feed on and multiply. More oil can also contribute to blocked pores as well.
What To Focus On To Address Your Skin Problem(s)
All of these things can be addressed easily if the focus is on skin care, rather than thinking the hormones are creating the problem.
This way your time, energy, and emotions are directed towards having great skin by choosing good and natural products, a healthy skin supportive diet, and learning what impacts your skin as an individual.
I hope I've shed a little light on how hormones can help your skin and removed the myth from your mind that they are the root cause of skin problems. Healthy skin comes down to the daily choices we make and it really is that simple.
I always like to give everyone more access to information that you can use today, so visit the next link below to get step-by-step information on how to keep your skin healthy, clear, and youthful looking.
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Wishing you a healthy and joyous day,
The Hardest Working Guy In Skin Care
"Inspiring Healthy Choices For Better Living."