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Hormone Creams for Anti-Aging Skin Care

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Our skin changes as we age.

Anti-aging skin therapies help address issues like fine lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity, skin dullness and sagging, and more.

There are a lot of well-known skin care ingredients, but did you know topical hormones also have anti-aging properties?

When people think of Estrogen and Progesterone creams, they typically think of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). But Defy Medical offers access to a range of skin care cream that includes hormones.

We’ll go over the benefits of adding hormone creams to your skin care routine.

What Are the Signs of Skin Aging?

Skin aging is an umbrella term for many issues. As we get older, our skin loses its elasticity and collagen production, which can lead to sagging.

Fine lines and wrinkles also begin to form from repeated movements like smiling, frowning, and squinting.

Skin begins to thin, as well, which can make it look more papery. Over time, the skin loses its healthy, youthful glow.

There are many factors involved with skin aging, including sun and pollution exposure. But hormone levels in the body also play a surprising role in skin aging.

Hormones and Skin Quality

Estrogen and Progesterone are responsible for the creation of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin – all of which contribute to skin elasticity and youthful glow.

As hormone levels naturally decline, the texture and appearance of our skin begins to change. Circulation also decreases as we get older, leading to even fewer hormones flowing into the skin through the bloodstream.

Menopausal women and aging men often see the most noticeable effects of hormone declines on their skin. Perimenopausal women, or women approaching the age of menopause, may also experience perceptible skin changes.

Estrogen’s Impact on the Skin

Studies show that applying Estrogen to the skin can prevent decreases in collagen production and improve skin moisture.

By boosting skin elasticity, Estrogen can also help ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Estrogen may help thicken aging skin for better appearance, as well.

In one study, perimenopausal and menopausal women were given a combination of estriol and estradiol (two forms of Estrogen). These participants were showing signs of skin aging. After six months, study participants saw marked improvement in skin elasticity and firmness. They also saw a decrease in wrinkle depth and pore size.

When applying Estrogen for skin care, formulas typically use estriol, which is the weakest form of Estrogen. This ensures that the treatment stays localized on the skin and doesn’t impact blood hormone levels. Dosages are also much smaller for hormone skin care cream than for topical HRT creams.

While the effects of Estrogen on male skin haven’t been as deeply studied, men can also use Estrogen skin care creams, because the dosage is small enough to avoid affecting hormone levels.  

A middle-aged woman applies anti-aging skin care to the fine lines around her eyes.

Progesterone’s Impact on the Skin

Progesterone has also shown promise in improving skin for perimenopausal and menopausal women.

In a study, participants utilized a 2% Progesterone cream over the course of 16 weeks. They experienced an increase in skin elasticity and firmness, and a decrease in wrinkle size and appearance.

Participants did see a slight rise in Progesterone blood levels. The study did not report any serious side effects from this minor increase, or from the treatment as a whole.

Other studies have shown promise in applying Progesterone for anti-aging skin care, as well.

Similar to Estrogen, male patients can also apply Progesterone topically for anti-aging effects.  

Anti-Aging Ultra Cream with Estrogen and Progesterone

Defy Medical offers access to a skin cream with Progesterone and Estrogen, plus other powerhouse ingredients. Together, these create a comprehensive anti-aging therapy.

The Anti-Aging Ulta Cream includes:

  • Estriol
  • Progesterone
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) to protect from free radicals and encourage collagen production
  • Azelaic Acid for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that help with acne and skin texture
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) to help reduce swelling and puffiness and even skin tone
  • Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) to help boost skin firmness and elasticity
  • Aloe Vera to soothe irritated skin and ease redness

See other available skin care products.

Pharmaceutical-Grade Skin Care with Defy Medical

Adding Estrogen and Progesterone to an anti-aging skin care routine can help increase skin elasticity, improve overall appearance, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and more.

With Defy Medical, you can access high-quality and scientifically backed skin care. In addition to hormone skin care creams, we offer solutions for acne, redness and puffiness, hyperpigmentation, and more.

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