The Best Treatments For Hormonal Acne

What to do to control hormonal acne naturally and effectively

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Hormonal acne is a common condition that affects many people as they grow up and experience hormonal imbalances. It can lead to developing spots on your face and, if not treated effectively, it can cause serious scars and marks on your skin.

In this article, we’ll talk about what hormonal acne is and the best treatments that a professional may recommend to you. Further, useful resources to book a consultation to get a specialized plan for your situation. 

What Is Hormonal Acne?

Hormonal acne occurs when breakouts, such as blackheads, whiteheads, and even painful cysts, occur during adulthood. This is linked to the overproduction of an oily substance in skin glands called sebum, that causes pores to clog, resulting in pimples. 

If not treated properly, hormonal acne can lead to more breakouts forming as well as permanent scars and marks on your face. Hormonal acne can also affect your shoulders, chest, and back. 

Although you can’t control the production of sebum, there are other factors that you can take action for to try and reduce your hormonal acne such as stress, lack of sleep, and using hair and skin products that make this situation worse (such as those with high levels of oil in them).

Best Treatments For Hormonal Acne

It is always recommended that you consult a doctor for a specialized treatment plan for hormonal acne, in which they might offer you a variety of options to choose from. The most common and best treatments for hormonal acne are microneedling, chemical peel, birth control, and switching to a more healthy diet.

To begin, microneedling is a safe cosmetic procedure that involves pricking the skin with tiny sterilized needles to allow your skin to produce more collagen and elastin, resulting in a younger and fresher look. It basically speeds up your body’s natural healing process.

A chemical peel, on the other hand, is a chemical solution that is applied to the skin to remove its top layers and allow new skin to grow healthier and smoother. There are different “levels” of chemical peels, where a deeper one might result in a deeper change but with a longer period for recovery.

Birth control helps balance certain hormones in your body that causes hormonal acne. Depending on your situation and other factors, a doctor may recommend this alternative. Finally, switching to a healthy diet is always recommended, since you not only will be reducing the number of oils and fats your body receives that can contribute to hormonal acne, but also help your body fuel itself with natural and rich-sourced foods.

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If you’re suffering from hormonal acne, schedule an Acne Consultation with our Nurse Practitioner for a custom treatment plan that will help you control the condition and begin to make it go away as healthy and natural as possible.