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The beauty of woman wellness

The cosmetic industry has been concerned with creating products that supply every consumers needs, however the female segment has other requirements due to its complex biology.

With this, we mean the hormonal component, which works differently in men, as well as other natural factors such as age and internal factors such as stress levels, nutrition and sedentary lifestyle, which affect the appearance and the health of skin and hair.

The skin is the largest organ in the body and functions as a metabolically active biological barrier. It is continuously exposed to the exposome, external factors such as solar radiation, pollution, humidity and chemical and/or biological changes.

This also undergoes changes according to the fluctuation of hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. In the female case, during the premenstrual and menstrual cycle, hormonal changes are experienced that in most cases trigger different problems in the skin, one of them is the increase in oiliness, generating acne breakouts.

A major dermatological study on the Rate of Sebum Excretion During the Menstrual Cycle (Pierard-Franchimont, Pierard Kligman) concluded that, in women with oily skin, increases in sebum production occurred during the week before and the first week of the week. menstruation. The week with the least amount of sebum production was the second week of the menstrual cycle, however, in women with other skin types there were no significant changes in sebum production.

Hormones that are out of balance, such as progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone, affect the oily appearance of the skin, as well as the dryness of the skin. For example, estrogen reaches peak and trough levels during the menstrual cycle.

It is responsible for changes in skin texture and thickness, as well as structural integrity and fluid balance. Progesterone causes skin breakouts by closing the skin’s pores and inducing more sebum accumulation under the skin’s surface.

The approach to these problems is carried out with an effective treatment and preferably with natural ingredients to improve internal and external well-being. Such treatments can help women feel better about themselves, improve self-esteem, confidence and quality of life by minimizing flaws in her complexion during the cycle.

Today there is a wide range of cosmetic products, and for this reason it is important to know how to choose the right products for the care of each type of skin. As it is so difficult for the consumer to define their skin type, the use of inappropriate products can generate unwanted effects on the skin, especially in those with sensitive skin.

Beyond the menstrual cycle and hormonal changes, a good balance of lipids and moisture must be maintained in the skin, which determines its quality. A healthy lifestyle can make it better or worse, but its basic characteristics are genetically determined.

In short, beauty begins from within, and this is something that brands have begun to understand. This is also a reflection of good health, because it is a coming and going between well-being that affects personal appearance and beauty that improves well-being, which is why we speak of internal and external care.

Finally, it is important for brands today to adopt a holistic approach to cosmetics that, in addition to using 100% natural ingredients in formulations; focuses on achieving the well-being of women (and people in general) and benefiting them both externally and internally. Also, this approach favors the conservation and protection of nature, which is beneficial for the physical and mental health and life in general of human beings.

Pierard-Franchimont C, Pierard GE, Kligman AM. Rhythm of sebum excretion during the menstrual cycle. Dermatologica. 1991;182(4):211-3.