It’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere, which means that temperatures are starting to drop drastically. While many people enjoy the cold weather, there’s no denying that the harsher, drier air can be rough on your skin and hair. If you’re spending much time outdoors, the cold air can leave any regularly exposed skin dry and chapped. This can be inconvenient and painful.
Hormone Health and Your Skin
It’s common knowledge that your hormonal health can drastically affect the appearance of your skin. Teenagers going through puberty, for example, often find themselves struggling with oily skin and acne requiring particular care, whether that means specialized face washes or even medication.
That doesn’t mean that you can stop worrying about your skin once you’re an adult, though. Adult acne is an issue faced by many men and women, and stress continues to impact your skin’s health throughout your whole life.
Hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol play a significant role in the condition of your skin. As such, your skin acts as a sort of outward indicator of your body’s hormonal balance. That’s where maca root comes in.
Maca’s effects on your hormones is evident in a number of ways, from its fertility-boosting qualities to its impact on your energy levels. Maca’s unique assortment of nutrients are believed to support hormone balance and endocrine system health. Research has linked consuming maca with hormone-balancing effects. Though maca doesn’t contain any hormones, it’s known as an adaptogen, which means it can help your body respond to internal and environmental stressors.
Maca for Your Skin
Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? Your skin is a part of your body that acts to protect you from your environment, and as such, merits the time and attention required to care for it properly. Skincare means different things to different people. You might remember the ten-step Korean skincare routine that experienced a surge in worldwide popularity some years ago. While we don’t all have the time or the funds to regularly layer expensive products, we can still make health-conscious decisions in order to improve the condition of our skin.
In addition to balancing the levels of hormones that may impact your skin’s appearance, maca has also been associated with protecting skin against ultraviolet radiation. This is no doubt one of the many reasons it’s been such a popular food in the Andes Mountains of South America, which is impacted by some of the most dangerous levels of UV radiation in the world.
The easiest way to use maca to care for your skin is the same way you would use it for any of its other benefits: by ingesting it. We recommend our high quality organic red maca products in particular for supporting your skin health. You can find our Fair Trade Peruvian maca in a variety of formulations, ranging from bags of raw red maca powder to liquid red maca extract. For our customers who dislike the taste of maca or have sensitive digestions, our vegan gelatinized red maca capsules allow you to consume your maca powder quickly and conveniently.
You can also apply maca to your skin and hair topically. Our Maca Recipes include simple instructions for fortifying your favorite skin or haircare products with maca powder - simply mix in one tablespoon of maca powder per half a cup of shampoo or lotion. Some of our customers swear by this practice, reporting that it results in notable improvements to their skin tone and the strength of their hair.
If you have any further questions about our Fair Trade, sustainably-grown maca, we’d love to hear them. Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us using our web form, or call us toll-free at 888-919-8616.
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