Dr. Robyn Benson


“Your skin is one of your body’s largest and most important organs and plays a number of roles in maintaining your overall health.”

Guest Bio: 

Dr. Robyn Benson is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) who brings an innovative and game-changing approach to today’s health care. Robyn offers the most advanced and cutting-edge therapies, procedures, and products designed to renew, restore, and revive health called A.R.T.: Amplified Regenerative Therapies.

Dr. Benson, author, speaker, and self-care and Regenerative Medicine* expert, is known by many to be THE health detective with life-changing solutions! She has been the owner and founder of the Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health (now Regenerative Medicine) for close to two decades.

For almost 30 yearsDr. Benson has applied her considerable knowledge of acupuncture, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, herbs, IV therapies, and her love for healthy travel to help patients resolve acute and chronic health challenges and to achieve optimal and sustainable health without the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery.

Episode Summary:

Obviously, your skin provides the physical barrier to protect what is inside of your body.  It also helps to regulate your temperature and act as a route for elimination for fluids like sweat and oils.  This is why good lifestyle with disciplines in a self-care practice should be taken seriously.

Our skin IS ruled by our hormones and is covered in small glands called sebaceous glands. They secrete an oil called sebum that helps lubricate your skin and keep it healthy. Within these glands are receptors that respond to hormones, and react according to factors like hormone levels.

“There are millions of products out on the market that claims to “fix” your skin issues, but we encourage you to stop chasing the hype and get back to basics when it comes to treating your skin.”

In this next YOUNGER podcast episode, I will discuss the basics of how to maintain good health through your skin.  There are many factors to consider, such as age, diet, exercise, sleep, and stress. Listen as I am inclusive in the opportunity for all to understand its powerful connection to living a youthful and regenerative life.

Title: Hormones and Your Skin

Key Takeaways:

·      Our skin IS ruled by our hormones

·      What are hormones

·      All about estrogen

·      Talking about testosterone

·      Cortisol imbalances

·      Self-Care for your skin

·      Is it possible to reset your hormones?

·      Skin and hormones throughout the lifespan

·      Hormones and the menstrual cycle

·      Acne and adolescence

·      Why do hormones cause acne?

·      How pregnancy affects your skin

·      Menopause and your skin

·      Balancing your hormones

·      Stay weary of sugar

·      Don’t fear fats

·      Cut back on alcohol

·      Get excited about exercise

·      Take your sleep seriously

·      Successfully manage your stress

·      Care for your skin directly

Resources for a Younger Lifestyle:

YOUNGER Episode #24: Make Your Skin Last No Matter What Your Age, with guest speaker Rachel Varga – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/make-your-skin-last-best-ways-to-care-for-your-skin/id1500339458?i=1000488449424

Acne and Hormones: https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/hormonal-acne#menopausal-acne


Alcohol and Hormones: https://academic.oup.com/alcalc/article/35/5/417/206575


Diet and Hormones:

Skin and Hormones:

Stress and Acne: https://www.wellandgood.com/good-looks/does-cortisol-cause-acne/


“Too much cortisol can result in acne and thinning skin. Low levels of cortisol can result in changes in skin color and pigmentation.”

“It’s very common women might experience acne alongside their monthly menstrual cycle due to their estrogen levels dropping!”

“In the skin, estrogens affect the thickness, wrinkle formation, and moisture levels. Estrogens can also increase glycosaminoglycans such as Hyaluronic Acid, to maintain fluid balance and structural integrity.”

“Testosterone is the hormone responsible for coarser hair and thicker, oily skin. This hormone is heavily involved in sebum production, and too much can cause acne, clogged pores, and other blemishes.”