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Hormones

Nutrition + Diet

Why Coffee Impacts Women Differently (Hint: Hormones)

As a Brit it wasn’t until meeting my American husband that I discovered the buzz-inducing delight of a hot cup of joe. I had dalliances with varying forms of coffee in my twenties, but mostly the Mocha Choca Frappuccino kind (aka dessert in a cup), that bore little or no resemblance to the black-as-hell morning elixir that became the lifeblood of my thirties. Read more

Hormone Health 101 And The Best Supplements To Balance Your Hormones
Women's Health

Hormone Health 101 + My Favorite Hormone Health Supplements

To start off, what exactly are hormones? Well, they’re biological compounds that act as chemical messengers in the body. They essentially act as the “master switches” of the body, controlling everything from hunger, metabolism, and energy to emotions, mood, and reproduction. Read more

Ask Charlotte: Can An IUD Help My Melasma?
Women's Health

Ask Charlotte: Can An IUD Help My Melasma?

Every woman knows the terrors of birth control: emotional roller-coasters, skincare nightmares, unexpectedly heavy periods, cramps—the list goes on and on.

One reader wonders specifically if the IUD (intrauterine device) can help with melasma (darkening birthmark-like patterns on the skin), which has been worsening with her hormonal pill birth control. Read more

Esthetician Jillian Wright breaks down the skin benefits of sex.
Extras

That’s Hot: Why Sex Is Great For Your Skin

Love (and lust!) is in the air. That’s good news for dull winter complexions, as it turns out that a Valentine’s Day tryst isn’t just helpful for your mood—sex is great for your skin, too.  Read more

How can you tell if the ph of your skin is off balance?
Expert Q/A

Is There An Easy Way To Tell If The pH Of My Skin Is Off Balance?

The delicate systems of your body are affected by your hormones, your diet, and so much more—and all that affects the acid mantle on the outside of your skin, which, when altered, can cause inflammation and breakouts. Read more

An OBGYN's Take: How do hormones impact skin?
Expert Q/A

According To An OBGYN — How Do Hormones Affect Your Skin?

Hormones are a generic term for the body’s chemical messengers. They’re large, complex molecules produced in specialized glands, and they travel through the bloodstream to regulate the body’s tissues and organs. Read more

Nodular Acne: Is The Cortisone Shot Worth The Risk Of Getting A Divot?
Expert Q/A

Are Cortisone Shots Worth The Risk Of Getting A Divot?

A note from CB Founder, Robin Shobin:

Having suffered many nodular acne issues throughout my life, I’m no stranger to cortisone shots. They do work really well, and your painful cyst has largely deflated within 24 hours. Read more

Which birth control is best for my skin?
Complexion

Which Birth Control Is Best For Your Skin

It’s well-known that birth control can impact your skin—some may say it’s a godsend to clear up acne, while others may tell you it’s wreaked havoc. Read more

Hormone-Balancing-Smoothie
In The Kitchen

Balance Your Hormones With This Green Smoothie

Green juice, green smoothies, green leafy veggies—it’s all the rage, and rightfully so! Greens are certainly some of the most nutrient dense foods out there. Read more

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