Hormonal acnecan range from mild (a few pimples around your period or when you’re stressed) to severe and chronic. One thing is for sure, though,hormonal acnecan bevery frustratingto live with and treat.
I want to help make it a little easier. From one person withhormonal acneto another, here’s everything you need to know abouthormonal acneand how to treat it effectively!
Menstruation is a popular time forhormonal acnebreakouts, for obvious reasons.
During the ovulatory phase, most people enjoy a brief period of healthy, glowing skin due to peak levels of estrogen (which, aided by progesterone, keeps testosterone at bay). After ovulation is over, estrogen and progesterone levels drop considerably, opening the door for testosterone to play.
If you find that your acneflares up around your period, take this time to be more diligent with your, and be mindful of the other steps listed below.Try adding to your routine to really get into your pores and clear them out.It takes a little more effort in planning, but the resultsspeak for themselves.
Although eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables is super healthy for you, especially duringa hormonal breakout, the sugars in processed foodsare not. High glycemic foods result in insulin spikes which increases systemic inflammation and can result in morehormonal acne.
While decreasing consumption of high glycemic foods (especially around your period) can help reduce breakouts, increasing, eating more, and eating a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds can also help.
Ashwagandha and Holy Basil are both popular adaptogens said to help, among other things, that can result inhormonal acne. AdaptogenslikeMacaand Vitex are touted to help with and, but it isn’t clear whether or notthey areeffective.
Despitehormonal acnebeing mostly resistant to long-term remission, many topical products can effectively keep it from erupting.
Of course, hormone therapyis an optionforhormonal acne that is resistant toothertreatments.
IUDs and implants which only release progestin canmake acne worse, whereas certain increase estrogen levels to combathormonal acne.Formany women withhormonal acne, is a very effective treatment option to block androgen receptors.
With consistent therapy (lifestyle, topical, and sometimes oral),hormonal acnecan effectively be controlled so you can have your skin – and your life – back!
How long have you hadhormonal acne,and have you tried any of these remedies?