No one wants to deal with acne and it’s especially frustrating when you think you have finally gotten your skin clear and under control after your teen years, only to have pimples pop up now that you’re an adult.
Or maybe you never had acne as a teen, but now as a 20, 30 or even 40 something woman, you are finding yourself dealing with blemishes for the first time ever.
We are here to help!
In this article we will explain what hormonal acne is and natural ways you can manage it so you can feel confident again!
Keep reading for your guide to clear, radiant skin!
What is hormonal acne?
Hormonal acne is directly related to hormones.
It’s when there are fluctuations in your estrogen and progesterone and can get worse during your menstrual cycle, or when a woman is pregnant or going through menopause.
To put it simply, hormonal acne is when there is an imbalance in your hormones that needs to be corrected.
It’s also important to note that stress can contribute to hormonal acne, because stress floods your body with the stress hormone, cortisol, which can directly contribute to an imbalance, as well as increase sebum in the skin, which in turn leads to breakouts.
You likely have hormonal acne if you can say yes to any of the following:
- You are out of your teen years
- You are dealing with a lot of stress
- You notice spikes in acne when you are on your menstrual cycle
- You are pregnant
- You are going through menopause
- Your acne tends to appear around your jaw and chin (you can also break out on your cheeks and down your neck)
Natural ways to manage hormonal acne
Don’t skip the moisturizer
First things first!
It’s time to kiss those conventional products, filled with harsh, drying synthetics goodbye and finally treat your skin to some real love.
It’s time to start using healthy ingredients on your skin and it’s important to moisturize every day.
We recommend a retinol cream at night to help beautifully exfoliate your skin and help to slowly clear it up with regular use.
For daytime wear try our LUXE facial moisturizer that includes aloe to help soothe and calm inflamed skin as well as infuse your pores with other potent antioxidants.
Find ways to manage stress
You want to find healthy ways to reduce cortisol and one of the best ways to do this is through a regular exercise routine.
Exercise is fantastic for helping to balance hormones and it will give you a mood and energy boost too!
Last, but not least, every single thing you eat has an impact on your hormones, so try to stay away from dairy, which can disrupt your hormones, as well as processed foods.
Instead, be sure to fill your body with leafy greens, a rainbow of fruits and veggies and healthy fats to help to reduce inflammation and soothe and calm your skin by helping to increase good gut bacteria which in turn helps to balance your hormones.
We hope this article has made you realize that not only is hormonal acne more common than you thought, it’s not something you have to just put up with, you are worth more!
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