SkinVance + Zinc contains a unique blend of plant-derived phytochemical ingredients and nutrients that optimise skin health, combat hormonal acne and alleviate skin inflammation in the presence of Insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance has several pathological skin manifestations which include:
- Hormonal acne (especially during teen years or menopause)
- Androgenetic alopecia
- Hirsutism (excess hair)
- Skin pigmentation (acanthosis nigricans)
- Development of skin tags or polyps (acrochordons) in regions such as the neck, armpits, and groin.
- Skin inflammation
Insulin resistance (IR) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) have also been strongly associated with other skin disorders such as psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa, a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by painful nodules, abscesses, and draining pits in regions such as the armpits, buttocks, and groin.
These pathological skin changes all happen as a result of the hormonal effects that elevated insulin levels have either directly on cellular structures in the skin, or indirectly through its regulatory effect on other metabolic pathways involved in the release and regulation of androgenic hormones, inflammatory cytokines, and growth factors.