Hormones And The Skin

Hormones And The Skin

When hormonal changes affect your skin, try these beauty tips:

Hormones. There’s no avoiding them. Puberty, monthly menstruation, pregnancy and the menopause are key moments that affect a woman’s hormones. Fluctuations not only affect our mood, they can also result in physical changes – including our skin.

A sudden acne breakout or increased sensitivity are unwelcome changes that can leave you feeling at a loss on how to get your skin back to a clearer state. When you’re trying to be as confident and carefree as possible, it can be difficult when your skin is playing up.

However, dermatologists are constantly reviewing the best practices and products for treating skin conditions related to hormonal changes.

Other factors can come into play. Diet, stress levels, lifestyle habits and even the weather can also influence your skin. But, if you’ve narrowed down your hormones as the most likely culprit, we’re looking at exactly how hormones affect your skin and – more importantly – how Organic Apoteke can help!

Which hormones affect the skin?

There are three key hormones that can cause changes to our skin: oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.


Heightened levels of oestrogen and progesterone during pregnancy can cause a form of hyperpigmentation known as melasma (also known as chloasma). They appear similar to age spots but can cover larger areas of the body. At Organic Apoteke, we have a skincare range specifically designed to target dark spots on the face. These patches should also clear up naturally within three months after giving birth.

Top Tip: Make sure to apply SPF to your face daily.


The menopause can be a particularly turbulent time for women. Characterised by a reduction in oestrogen levels, skin can become unpredictable. Acne breakouts, dry and sensitive skin and a loss of skin elasticity and firmness are common. Using skin care products that are rich in amino acids and highly moisturising are recommended. Gentle skin care is the way forward as your skin matures.

Organic Apoteke has formulated products that help women treat their menopausal skin. Backed by science and inspired by nature, the Rasayana Rejuvenating Face Serum features six powerful serums and is packed with natural amino acids. Our peptide complex is proven to help rebuild your skin’s collagen and elastin.

Top Tip: Mature skin needs gentle, hydrating products – avoid washing your face with soap as this can dry the skin out.


During puberty, hormonal changes can result in acne breakouts. This can greatly affect young women’s confidence. By applying the right skin care products in the right way you can calm your skin down and get that fresh-faced feeling you’ve been hoping for. Our Active Range is specially designed for oily and acne prone skin.

Top Tip: Avoid alcohol-based or harsh skincare products. Minimal skincare is best!

We hope this article will help you have a better understanding of the changes your skin can face during hormonal changes. Organic Apoteke have created a range of products that specifically help to restore your skin during hormonally turbulent times. Shop organic skincare online today.