Why is skincare important for nonbinary and transgender people?
For many people, skincare is a simple task that they perform as part of their daily routine. However, for nonbinary and transgender people, it is essential to properly care for your skin. Healthy skin is important not only for aesthetic reasons, but also for practical ones. If you are prone to acne, eczema, or psoriasis, your skin may become inflamed and irritated. This can result in painful, unsightly bumps or lesions. If you wear a binder, packer, gaff, or other gender-affirming undergarments, your sensitive skin may get even more irritated.
With the right skincare routine, you can reduce your risk of these issues and enjoy a healthy complexion. Not only does skincare help prevent acne and other issues, but it can also ensure that your hormones have a healthy effect on your skin. This is especially important if you are taking gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT, also sometimes called HRT or hormone replacement therapy), as these hormones might change your skin texture or tone. By taking steps to soften the impact of gender-affirming hormones, you can prevent issues such as acne, dryness, and thinning of the skin.