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All You Need To Know About Hormonal Acne

If you are in your teenage years, you must have suffered an outbreak of acne at certain days of your cycle. Are you wondering why this happens?

It’s hormonal acne. Yes, hormones do affect skin condition. 

Need to know more about it? Let’s read on with us to go deep down in hormonal acne.

What causes hormonal acne? 

Acne is caused by clogged pores. Hormonal acne develops when hormonal changes increase the amount of oil your skin produces. This oil interacts with bacteria on the pores of your skin where hair grows (hair follicles) and results in acne.\

All You Need To Know About Hormonal Acne

How do you know if your acne is hormonal?

Your acne appears around your chin and jawline. One of the telltale signs of a hormonal breakout is its location on the face. If you’re noticing inflamed cystic acne on your chin or jawline area—anywhere around your lower face, really—you can bet your bottom dollar that it’s probably hormonal acne.

All You Need To Know About Hormonal Acne

How can I stop hormonal acne?

Wash your face in the morning and again in the evening.

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 and use only non-comedogenic products to reduce your risk of clogged pores.

What vitamins help with hormonal acne?

Vitamin D, green tea extract, B vitamins, and zinc are just some of the supplements that may benefit people with acne.

How to treat hormonal acne naturally?

Following a nutrient-dense diet, cutting out dairy, and limiting added sugars are evidence-based practices that may improve acne symptoms. Taking certain supplements like vitamin D and green tea extract, getting enough sleep, quitting smoking, and reducing stress are other healthy ways to fight this disease.

Which fruit is good for hormones?

These 8 dieticians recommended foods will help you combat hormonal imbalance

1- Almonds:  Almonds act as a helping hand in the regulation of blood sugar levels.

2- Avocado: Avocado is considered to be one of the healthiest fruits in the world.

3- Broccoli. 

4- Apples.

5- Flaxseed.

6- Green tea.

7- Blueberries.

8- Pumpkin Seeds.

All You Need To Know About Hormonal Acne

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About the Author: Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). During her specialization, she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels.  As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state-of-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.

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