Declining estrogen is part of the reason you suddenly see rapid changes to your skin. Skin usually becomes dry, fragile and less elastic especially for women over the age of 40. However, you can be 21 and have excessive loose skin due to the same hormonal issues and someone at 40, may have healthier, tighter skin than you because they are balancing their hormones significantly better. Due to several factors, more and more younger people are suffering from hormonal imbalance, giving their skin an aging appearance. Declining estrogen levels is the leading cause of dry, sagging skin. Skin appears thin and sallow, with fine lines turning into deep creases. The areas around the eyes and lips may droop slightly and lose firmness due to reduced blood flow and circulation, and skin starts to appear less vibrant.
If you’re over 40 and have any of the symptoms of declining estrogen: bone loss, hot flashes, insomnia, mood changes, night sweats, or vaginal dryness, you may need additional estrogen support. Here’s an easy and safe way to get it!
Phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) are compounds found naturally in plant foods. A popular one is flaxseed. Although it’s known as a natural estrogen mimicker, eating flaxseed actually helps estrogen metabolism, improving the breakdown and removal of estrogen to help avoid excess levels in your body (too high levels of estrogen can cause other problems).
Other herbs and botanicals such as maca, black cohosh, and hops have also been shown to help address symptoms of low estrogen. So tell me, who’s breaking out the flaxseed?!?