Female Hormonal Imbalances & Skin Health

Both men and women deal with hormonal issues that affect the skin at different stages of their lives. For women, there are extra issues to contend with, such as monthly menstrual cycles, pregnancy, menopause, and female reproductive issues such as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which all wreak havoc on the skin in differing ways.

Nicole Telfer of Helloclue.com explains how hormones affect your skin, “Your skin changes in response to hormones like estrogen and testosterone. If you have oily-type skin, you may notice an increase in facial oil before or during your period. Acne breakouts during premenstrual and menstrual period are common.” Women with PCOS may also experience excess hair growth, sometimes on the face and female pattern hair loss.

For a full evaluation and specialist referrals, you may walk-in or schedule an appointment at any of our convenient Primary Medical Care Center community clinics, you may visit our website at www.primarymed.com, or call (305)751-1500 for our Miami-Dade clinic, or (954)289-0000 for our Broward clinic.