Is Understanding Your Cycle the Key to Better Skin?

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It goes without saying that those who've never suffered a hormonal breakout are few and far between. Since your teen years, hormonal changes can cause changes in energy levels, mood, and in your skin. Understanding your cycle can help you to maintain healthy skin and in order to do so, we have to start at the source - your hormones.


The Main Characters


Oestrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) are the four key players when it comes to your cycle. Oestrogen is not only responsible for the effects of your cycle but also is important for heart health. It's a skin saviour too as it stimulates collagen which is essential for skin elasticity. Progesterone is not only vital before and during pregnancy but like Oestrogen, has other health benefits also. It's proven to reduce stress and calm your mind - keeping any frown lines at bay. Produced in smaller quantities in women than men, Testosterone increases sebum production which can clog pores when over-produced. Finally, FSH is the hormone that presses the play button when it comes to your cycle and kick starts it into gear.

The Trouble Makers

Outside Factors Can Throw Hormones Out of Sync

While these hormones usually work harmoniously together, certain factors can throw them out of sync. Low energy levels and hormonal breakouts even outside of your cycle can occur when our hormones are imbalanced. A telltale sign of a hormonal breakout is its placement - being found most commonly along the jawline and chin. Some of the most common causes of hormonal imbalance include stress, not enough sleep, a diet lacking in key nutrients, and a lack of exercise.

Hormonal Skin Heroes


Steps you can take to address hormonal skin

The good news is that there are things you can do to regain balance when it comes to your hormones. One of the best ways you can support your hormonal health is by eating a diet consisting of a wide range of key nutrients, including B Vitamins found in red meat and chicken, seafood, eggs, dairy products, and leafy green vegetables. Vitamin B2 contributes to the maintenance of normal skin; while Vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. It can be difficult to ensure that you are consuming enough of these nutrients daily. If you need some additional support getting those nutrients daily, you could try a supplement. Cleanmarine for Women is an all-in-one multivitamin, Omega 3 and phytonutrient supplement to support energy levels, healthy skin, and hormone balance and suitable for women from teenage years up to their 40s.

Cleanmarine for better skin

Cleanmarine For Women is available from pharmacies and health stores nationwide. If you're looking to understand how to support hormone health throughout your different life stages, Cleanmarine have developed a free e-book the 'Essential Guide to Female Hormones' which is available on their website.


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