What does my choice of skincare have to do with testosterone?

You may be surprised to hear that men have estrogen in their bodies as well as testosterone. In the right balance this is great, however too much estrogen is not a good thing in a male body. There are several factors that can lead to estrogen dominance in men, and a lot of it has to do with your environment and what you put on your skin.

Many skincare products contain chemicals that harm not only ourselves but our environment and our animals.  You wouldn’t eat anything that contained chemicals, right… so why put it on your skin?

These synthetic man-made chemicals in our environment are absorbed into your blood stream and are known as endocrine disrupters. This means they can disrupt the function of our hormones or thyroid. The more of these products you use on a daily basis such as skincare, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body lotion, aftershave etc the more toxicity accumulates. This build-up of chemicals can lead to hormonal imbalance, increasing estrogens which can upset testosterone balance.

The down side to increased estrogen in a male body includes some of the following symptoms:

  • mood swings, depression or irritability
  • fatigue and sleep disturbances
  • short-term memory loss (brain fog)
  • sugar cravings
  • weight gain, man boobs or water retention
  • loss of muscle mass and vitality
  • low libido

Several factors can cause estrogen dominance in men.

  • exposure to xeno-estrogens in our environment from chemicals, pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides, artificial fragrances, skin and body care,  plastics, artificial lighting, computer screens, flame retardants…. the list goes on
  • weight gain… your body stores excess estrogen in your fat cells
  • heavy alcohol consumption
  • medications
  • as a man ages, he produces less testosterone and estrogen levels rise

       The good news is that Pure Face Co. products are nourishing, healthy and free from toxins. We respect the health of your hormones as well as your skin.

How can estrogen overload be prevented?

Take steps to avoid excess estrogen exposure that may lead to estrogen dominance in men.

  • use natural skincare and body products like Pure Face Co. 
  • eat as cleanly as possible, organic or pesticide free with lots of vegetables, especially cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, sage and rosemary to detox excess estrogens
  • eat grass fed meats
  • limit soy products
  • get good quality sleep
  • avoid spermicides in condoms
  • avoid chemical cleaning products and detergents
  • exercise, both cardio and  weight bearing
  • don’t heat your food in plastic containers in the microwave
  • avoid exposure to pesticides when doing yard work
  • limit alcohol

Put your best face forward – and look after your hormones at the same time with Pure Face Co.

Natural skincare is backed by science

One of the common misconceptions is that natural skincare isn’t tested for purity and doesn’t undergo scientific testing. This is simply not true. Natural skincare products have to adhere to the same guidelines as synthetic products to ensure safety and optimal results to all skin types. Pure Face Co. has gone through vigorous testing to ensure effectiveness is maintained in hot and cold temperatures and maintain its integrity for the shelf life of 2 years.


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