Hormonal Skin Aging and Progesterone

Hormonal Skin Changes


Estrogens, androgens, and thyroid hormones all play a part in how our skin functions and feels. 

Estrogens play an important role in helping the skin look plump, hydrated and wrinkle-free. They have the ability to increase the content of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs)–like hyaluronic acid–to retain hydration and structural integrity.

Androgens, primarily testoserone, contribute to oil production and improve thickness in the skin, they also contribute to types of hair growth. When testosterone is strong in the body, acne develops 

Thyroid hormones T3 and T4 can affect the look and feel of the skin. An overactive thyroid can cause warm, sweaty, and flushed skin, while an underactive thyroid can lead to dry, coarse skin with a reduced ability to perspire.

Cortisol–also known as the stress hormone–can increase inflammation in the skin, amplifying inflammatory and hormone-driven skin concerns like acne, rosacea, redness, and melasma.


Progesterone Cream for Crepey Skin


Why progesterone?

Counterbalance is key when it comes to managing hormonal skin concerns and Progesterone USP is the silent leader your skin needs to encourage healthy regeneration and improve thickness and elasticity.  

Menopausal skin is experiencing wild fluctuations of estrogen in the body. While bioidentical creams are beneficial for vaginal dryness, facial moisturizers containing estrogen are known to increase the prevalence of melasma in the skin. Progesterone delivers many of the benefits without triggering melasma or acne.  

Progesterone SUP [bioidentical hormone]

USP stands for the United States Pharmacopeia standard of quality, purity and consistency for bioidentical results. 

Progesterone is the hormone that relieves symptoms of both estrogen excess and estrogen deficiency. 

Youthful You is formulated with just enough progesterone to feed the skin topically and is not formulated to offer any systemic hormonal support.