This is how to combat the negative effects low estrogen levels have on your skin

But don't worry—there's help

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We hate to break the bad news, but decreasing estrogen levels can take a toll on your skin. If you thought the hormone would only equate to woes like hot flashes, we're here to enlighten you about its other less-than-fabulous features—particularly now that estrogen-deficient skin products are on the rise, per Refinery29. 

According to the Dermatology Times, estrogen is responsible for improving the elasticity, hydration, and thickness of the skin. (Woo!) However, when women begin to experience estrogen deficiencies, it's not uncommon for dryness, wrinkling, thinness, and itching to come to the forefront. (Womp.) 

Since this is definitely something women will want to nip in the bud, we're here to help readers figure out how to navigate the situation. Dr. Zeichner told Refinery29 that hydrating cleansers and collagen-stimulating ingredients are of the utmost importance, as well as daily UV protection. 

When questioned about the same topic for The Zoe Report, he suggested Vaseline Clinical Care Extremely Dry Skin Rescue Hand And Body Lotion. He also discussed Methyl Estraodiolpropanoate MEP technology and its importance with the outlet. (Emepelle creams specifically address collagen loss and restore the natural function of Estrogen Deficient Skin, per its website.)

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These products "restore vitality and luminosity" to aging skin. 

Of course, should decreasing estrogen levels be a great concern, you should always consult a healthcare professional for potential options. 

For the beauty fiends among us, you'll certainly want to check out the new woman&home Beauty Counter! It offers you the chance to receive complimentary beauty samples curated for you by Woman & Home’s in-house experts and delivered directly to your door. Plus, it's completely free, and we've joined forces with luxury skincare brand La Mer for the launch. What better way to take care of your skin and score some extra perks?

In the meantime, you're also going to want to take a look at our how-to tips for facial rollers—there's something for everyone to learn about the tool and its benefits. 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.