Hormonal acne – Adulthood acne

What is hormonal acne?

Hormonal acne can occur during the teenage and adulthood years. For some individuals hormonal acne continues through out adulthood. Often, it can be problematic and frustrating particularly to women. Since they are getting acne in the lates 20’s and 30’s. The rise of hormonal acne is due to fluctuations in hormones.Hormonal fluctuations is a results of menstruation, menopause or underlying hormonal medical condition, such as polycystic ovaries syndrome.


What are the characteristics of hormonal acne?

During puberty hormonal acne is noticed on the T-zone. This is often notices in areas such as the forehead, chin and noise. While in adulthood, the acne appears in the jawline and lower areas of the cheeks. For some individual, acne is noticed as small pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Therefore, there are many ways you can characterise acne depending on your age.

Hormonal changes in the body aggravates acne by increasing skin inflammation, oil production, production of acne bacteria that in turn clogs skin cells in pores. 

Menopause and hormonal acne:

During the late 40’s often women are going through hormonal changes with the decrease of estrogen levels. As women at this time are approaching menopause. This marks an end of their menstrauration cycle. Thus, resulting in low level of oestrogen. This in turn gives a rise to androgen hormones such as testosterone. Therefore, giving the rise to hormonal acne in the late adulthood.

What can I do to treat hormonal acne ?

Hormonal acne is something that will be on going issue, since it is triggered by hormones. However, taking care of your skin can help with the management of hormonal acne.

It’s is highly recommended that your visit your skin specialist or dermatologist who can recommend customizable treatments targeted for your skin. As well as advice, best acne products to treat and manage the condition. 

Tips to control hormonal acne:

  1. Avoid certain foods that can trigger hormonal acne such as:
  • Sugar
  • Dairy products
  • Red meats 
  • Refine carbohydrates, like bread and pasta.
  1. Follow best suited skin care products and routines recommended by your skincare specialist.
  2. Only use a pea size of an acne products, such as retinoids as it can cause skin irritation.
  3. Wear sunscreen of SPF 50 to protect the skin from sun rays causing any pigmentation.
  4. Have regular skin treatment every month, such as facials targeted for acne. This will help to clear the skin from any blackheads or whiteheads.
  5. Use noncomedogenic products that stop it from clogging the pores. At Saints European we have noncomedogenic make up and products available. 

For further information to how Saints European can help you in controlling your hormonal acne. Please contact our friendly team on (828) 586 – 6172 today!

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