It's empower hour 🙌🏼 Time to learn a little something new because my mission is education 🤓
75% of estrogen for women and 50% of adults testosterone for the body is made in the #skin.
Not in the ovaries and testes.
Not in the liver or brain.
And nearly 100% of post-menopausal estrogen is made in the skin. The skin IS an endocrine (hormonal) organ. Not a gland like the liver or pancreas, but a full-on endocrine organ, and the biggest one we have. The skin creates hormones for the body including IGF-1, Thyroid, Human Growth Hormone, and many neurotransmitters. But it also has its own feedback loop that basically controls our hormone function. What you put on your skin goes through this hormone factory and feedback loop in the skin.
60-95% of what you put on your skin will immediately be absorbed into your bloodstream. Cosmetics have no regulations and many contain hormone and endocrine disruptors. The reason why it's so important to choose safe cosmetics. 🌿 You can look good & feel good.