Could Hormone Replacement Therapy Give You Softer Skin?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), also know as estrogen replacement therapy, is commonly prescribed for alleviating the side effects of menopause. Usually taken in pill form, HRT can contain just estrogen or a mix of estrogen and progesterone.

Interestingly, recent research suggests that HRT may also improve the skin's water-holding capabilities, which could lead to more supple skin and few wrinkles.

However, even though it may help with menopauses' skin changes, it could also increase the chance of discoloration.

Also included in the risks are an increased chance of breast cancer, stroke and heart disease, all of which differ depending on your health and the type of HRT.

Have you had hormone replacement therapy? Have you seen any positive side effects in your skin? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

5 Comments
  • Anonymous
    Posted on

    I just finished reading all the post and always heard terrible side effects about hormone replacement... weight gain, hair growth above the lip and cancer. What are the best ones to try ?

  • Dewdrop
    Posted on

    I take just Estrogen .03 which eliminates hot flashes and keeps my skin and hair healthy. I am 67.

  • wondering
    Posted on

    I get etrogens and progesterone from a compound pharmacy, bio identical, body logic md. Those two are put in a Syringe to rub into skin. Are you saying that you can put your dose on your face and neck and upper chest maybe too to get rid of wrinkles? I guess i did not know that. Thank You.

  • Mar
    Posted on

    Hormone replacement has been a godsend for those of us who have have severe menopausal symptoms or a hysterectomy. My own skin has benefited with less dryness, fewer breakouts, and less rosacea. Some of this is due to the consistent dose you have every day, rather than the extreme fluctuations your body produces. My MD even added some testosterone for my hair loss and lack of energy. The fears about HRT are well founded-IF you are using synthetic hormones vs. Bioidentical ones. Your risks go up exponentially if you use Progestone instead of the real thing- Progesterone. Almost all standard prescriptions use the synthetic ( Premarin, Prempro). To stay safe, have your doctor prescribe a bio-identical formula cream that can be mixed at the pharmacy. Not only is it custom made for your hormone levels, it is wonderful for wrinkles. I applied mine to my face and neck, and the crepy wrinkles totally disappeared.

  • anonymous
    Posted on

    Recently my mom began Hormone Replacement Therapy. Not only has her skin become softer and more supple, the few wrinkles she did have all vanished. My mom's decision to start the treatment came from an extreme feeling lethargy. She was tired all the time and constantly feeling sick. Her doctor warned her of the possible side effects, but the positive results and the better quality of life were worth the risk for her. She is happier, more energetic and yes, younger looking. If you are suffering from extreme tired or feeling very low, perhaps this treatment is right for you. You should talk to your doctor if you are considering HRT it because it is a serious treatment. It should never be done solely for younger looking skin.

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