October 26, 2012


Hormones and Your Skin: The Not Always Friendly Relationship

For many of use, when we’re a teenager, we hate what our hormones are doing to our skin. Overactive teenage hormones are the main culprit of acne breakouts and excessively oily skin. And, of course, we all hope that as we get older our hormones will regulate. However, hormones play a key role with your skin’s health through most of your life. Depending on your age, gender and genetic makeup, you may or may not have to understand the relationship between hormones and your skin. However, knowing what you can expect your skin to do as a result of your body’s hormones can prepare you to find the perfect skin care regimen.

Teen Hormonal AcneThe Teen Years: Overactive Hormones, Oil and Acne
When we hit puberty, almost without fail our hormones go into overdrive. For many, this doesn’t have an impact on their skin. However, for many people the overactive adrenal gland produces hormones that result in an excess production of oil (causing oily, shiny skin) and an excess production of skin cells (clogging pores and hair follicles and causing acne breakouts). Whether your skin care concern is finding an effective acne treatment or just finding a way to reduce oil and shine, hormones are the cause of skin imperfections for a huge number of people during their teen years. If you’re battling teenage acne and what to start a path to clear skin, a great place to start is the Murad Acne Treatment and Resource Center.

Recommended Product: Clean Scene™ Begging for Balance
Clean Scene products by Murad are specifically designed for teenage skin. Begging for Balance is an exfoliating cleanser that keeps skin healthy while reducing oil and shine. If your teenage hormones are creating a shiny face, Begging for Balance can help to even and improve skin tone and health.

Adult Years: Adult Acne and Hormonal Shifts
Whether you had perfect skin as a teenager or troubled skin as a teenager, hormones shift again in your early adult years. That may mean that your skin improves, or it may mean the onset or continuation of adult acne breakouts. For women, hormonal shifts due to pregnancy or menstrual cycles can also result in breakouts at an older age. Finally, stress can trigger activity in the adrenal gland, and for many people adult life is full of newfound stress. How do you manage hormonal shifts that result in acne breakouts as an adult? The first step is to adopt the practices of Inclusive Health™ so that you can manage your stress via Emotional Self Care™ and your body via Internal Care. Then find the right topical acne products for your more sensitive, adult skin.

Adult Acne TreatmentRecommended Product: Murad Anti-Aging Acne Regimen
Salicylic Acid works to unclog pores to reduce existing acne and prevent new breakouts, while anti-aging ingredients hydrate and firm skin.

Customer Review

“As a 36 year old woman suffering from acne breakouts for years, I finally decided to use my Murad Acne kit consistently and all I can say is Wow. It has only been a few days and I see amazing results. I am now a lifetime customer and I can’t wait to try the cellulite products. Thank you Murad for giving me my confidence back. I love the Murad Acne products. My skin is clearer and I feel so much better about my appearance.” sugarmama1975, Ohio

Menopause: The Onset of Hormonal Aging
Did you know that in studies skin loses up to thirty percent of its skin-firming collagen in the first five years after menopause? For women, the hormonal shift that occurs before and during menopause results in a significant decrease in collagen production. This process, known as Hormonal Aging, causes loose, crepe-like skin and wrinkles to form. Yes, just when you thought that you were old enough to not have to worry about your skin responding to hormones, Hormonal Aging came along! Fortunately, with the right topical products and Inclusive Health lifestyle choices, you can maintain firm, youthful looking skin.

Recommended Product: Murad Resurgence® Introductory Kit
Specifically developed by Dr. Howard Murad to combat the onset of Hormonal Aging, Murad Resurgence products firm loose skin for a smoother, younger appearance.

Customer Review
“These products are the very best on the market! I purchased this offer a few months ago and am now a loyal customer. I get so many comments about how much better my skin looks now!” teacherdoc, Pennsylvania

No matter what your age, hormones play a role in the health of your body and your skin. Make sure to consider what impact your hormones are having when making skin care regimen decisions!


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