Hormones like estrogen, testosterone, and human growth hormone are responsible for healthy aging and a younger look.
Which Hormones Make You Look Younger?
Did you know that your hormone levels are evident on your face?
It’s a little-known fact, but it’s true, and no amount of cosmetic treatments can cover up the fact that your hormone levels affect how young you look and feel.
For this reason, hormone replacement therapy is becoming a popular treatment for tackling symptoms of aging. The dry skin, sallow look, and lines on your face may be due to a dip in hormone levels – and if this is the case, the solution is to get those levels back up again.
Hormones of Youth
So, what are the key hormones involved here? Let’s take a look at which hormones can help to make you look younger:
Dwindling estrogen levels are the largest contributor to dry eyes, dry skin, and fine lines around the mouth and on the forehead. Your skin also becomes thinner, because the levels of collagen and elastin also dip along with estrogen.
The hormone estrogen is responsible for making skin look younger due to the hyaluronic acid it produces. Estrogen not only affects your skin but also your muscle mass, metabolism, and energy levels.
Women have more estrogen than men do; men have more testosterone than women do. A woman’s estrogen is produced mainly by the ovaries until menopause, which is when the adrenal glands begin to manufacture most of the woman’s estrogen – albeit at lower levels than the ovaries did.
You’d be surprised to know that estrogen therapy may even include testosterone in some cases.
Testosterone is the hormone responsible for giving males their distinctly male attributes. However, men begin to experience a drop in testosterone levels as they get older. Low testosterone levels (low T) are linked to wrinkles, muscle loss, weight gain, and thinning hair.
Testosterone therapy can combat physical, sexual, and emotional changes that come with getting older, especially for a man. It can also help you sleep better.
Human Growth Hormone
The human growth hormone (HGH) is a protein produced by the pituitary gland, which stimulates cell, muscle, and bone growth. However, as we get older, HGH production begins to decline.
We produce normal levels of the human growth hormone in our younger years, which contributes to youthful attributes such as:
- young-looking skin;
- less body fat;
- faster metabolism;
- good muscle mass;
- high energy levels;
- sharp thinking.
The HGH hormone is therefore referred to as the fountain of youth, with wide-ranging benefits that can also affect how well you sleep.
If you are concerned about your hormone levels and the effect they have on how you look and feel, you can have your hormone levels checked. If you do have low levels of one or more hormones, then estrogen, testosterone, and/or HGH therapy are possible treatment methods to help you look and feel great.
Anti-aging medical specialists have been using bioidentical and synthetic hormone replacement therapy to bring up hormone levels in patients with age-related hormone imbalances. It’s a natural way to feel young again.
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