Biology of estrogens in skin: implications for skin aging.

  title={Biology of estrogens in skin: implications for skin aging.},
  author={Sylvie Verdier-S{\'e}vrain and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Bont{\'e} and Barbara A. Gilchrest},
  journal={Experimental dermatology},
  volume={15 2},
Estrogens have a profound influence on skin. The relative hypoestrogenism that accompanies menopause exacerbates the deleterious effects of both intrinsic and environmental aging. Estrogens clearly have a key role in skin aging homeostasis as evidenced by the accelerated decline in skin appearance seen in the perimenopausal years. Estrogens improve skin in many ways. Among these, they increase collagen content and skin thickness and improve skin moisture. However, despite the knowledge that… CONTINUE READING
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