Hormones are simply chemical messengers that tell organs what to do. Yet they are some of the most powerful forces in your life controlling each moment of your day. From waking to sleeping, the reproductive cycle, how you age, and even your moods and desires.
The endocrine system regulates the hormones in the body and is made up of numerous glands. These include the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal glands and the sex steroid glands (testes in men and ovaries in women). What a lot of people don’t know is that the skin is also an endocrine organ because it has receptors that receive messages from the endocrine, nervous and immune systems. There is a powerful brain- skin connection and we are still discovering that the skin is far more sophisticated than ever imagined.