How Your Hormones Affect Your Skin
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- The Problem: PMS-Related Pimples
- The Problem: Sun Sensitivity When You're on the Pill
- The Problem: Loss of Firmness in Perimenopause
The Problem: Loss of Firmness in Perimenopause
The Cause: Menopause begins in your 50s, but the hormonal effects start years earlier, during perimenopause. Collagen and elasticity suffer as production of progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen slows, says Phuli Cohan, MD, author of The Natural Hormone Makeover.
The Rx: Moisturize with a rich cream that contains anti-aging ingredients to plump and rehydrate skin (try Bliss The Youth As We Know It Moisture Cream, $79, blissworld.com).
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, May 2008.
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