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Do I have Hormonal Acne?


Hormonal acne affects a large percentage of women after puberty than men, particularly in maturity. Hormonal acne can occur in a predictable pattern just before, during, or after a menstrual period. Hormonal acne is similar to regular acne, but it can result in deeper nodules and cysts that linger for a long time. Hormonal acne creates spots around the mouth, on the chin and jaw line. Acne across the entire face and back might be caused by hormonal acne.



What Causes Hormonal Acne?

Clogged pores are the source of acne. Hormonal acne is caused by an increase in the amount of oil produced by your skin as a result of hormonal fluctuations. Acne is caused by the interaction of this oil with bacteria in the pores of your skin where hair grows (hair follicles).

The following factors might cause clogged pores:

  • Excess sebum (the oily substance created from the sebaceous glands in the middle layer of your skin)..

  • Dead skin cells.

  • Bacteria.


Another things that influences hormonal acne but can be controlled are:

  • Stress.

  • Lack of Sleep

  • Using hair and skin care products that aren't oil-free or don't include pore-clogging components (non-comedogenic or non-acnegenic).

Question: I am not stressed, I sleep almost 8 hours which is good and I carefully check the products I am using on my skin and why I am still having this acne?
Answer: There are other reasons for that why you are still having acne. Like changes in hormone levels, such as during your period, irregular periods, pregnancy, menopause, or after stopping birth control. Another if your family has a history of acne (genetic predisposition). Side effects of medications like steroids. Or underlying medical conditions like PCOS.

How Do You Treat Hormonal Acne

  • Daily skin cleansing with a mild soap like Dr. Kosei Oatmeal Soap

  • Changing your diet, get a free consultation with Proweightloss Program

  • Add Probiotics to your diet, it may guard against acne breakout and more.

  • Apply no more than a pea-size amount of any acne product. Applying too much can dry out your skin and increase irritation.

  • Wear sunscreen every day.

  • Use only non-comedogenic products to reduce your risk of clogged pores.


 



Sources:




https://www.apothecopharmacy.com/blog/what-is-hormonal-acne-hormonal-acne-treatment/


https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21792-hormonal-acne


https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/hormonal-acne


https://www.midlandskin.co.uk/hormonal-acne/

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