How Oestrogen Keeps the Ladies Young
Unless we have had “work” done to our skin, most of us can look back and remember a time when our skin looked younger or fresher. Even a thirty year old can reflect and think about how the skin looked fresher in their 20’s. But it is usually around the age of 50 that oestrogen levels drop and this brings about the most unwelcome skin changes.
Oestrogen helps keep the skin hydrated and most post menopausal woman will suffer from dry mucous membranes – not only in the face and skin generally but also in the mucous membranes of the vaginal region.The loss of hyaluronic acid, a fluid retaining, can contribute to this loss of moisture.
As we age, the blood supply can diminish and walls of the capillaries can lose their strength. An adequate blood supply is needed to supply the skin with nourishment and also helps to remove toxins. A good blood supply contributes to a healthy, radiant looking skin whereas a diminished blood supply can make the skin look dull and blotchy. Wrinkles can often increase dramatically at this time as the skin thins and the ageing process accelerates in the absence of oestrogen.
But all is not lost. There are many natural ingredients that can be incorporated into skin care products that work to overcome these issues of aging skin (see below). Soy is a great source of isoflavones, which have estrogenic activity. When the natural levels of estrogen drops, soy isoflavones can bind to the receptors and compensate for the loss of estrogen.
Hydrolyzed soy protein is widely used in skin care products and is frequently used in propriety blends that are developed by high technology companies whose aim is to delivery new and innovative products to the market. For example peptides Tripeptide-10 Citrulline (and) Tripeptide-1 is combined with hydrolyzed soy protein in a blend known as Trylagen.
Hydrolyzed Soy Protein is used in several of the skin care products formulated by Native Natural Skin Care including our Native Night Cream, Antiaging cream and Eye Cream.