Don’t you think, having flawless skin is a blessing? All ladies love to have clear and flawless skin at any time of the year. But due to heavy pollution, dust, unhealthy food habits, it becomes difficult to maintain healthy skin. When you are on your 20’s or ’30s any time you can be affected due to acne problems. Getting hormonal acne is also possible if you don’t take proper care of your lifestyle. You should know how to treat hormonal acne and to maintain healthy skin. Dr. Dhananjay Chavan will give you a clear image on how to treat hormonal acne.
Acne is a very common problem in our day today’s life. This type of acne is mostly seen when there are fluctuations in our hormones. It happens when your androgen the male hormones (testosterone) increases suddenly. Hormonal acne can affect at any age for females. It mostly appears on the lower parts of your face like on the chin and around the jawline.
Hormonal acne causes
It is really important to know the root cause of your acne problem. Don’t neglect it, do follow a good healthy lifestyle.
Let’s talk about a few points about causes:
Its seen mostly hormonal acne is affected in the T zone area of the face.
Hormonal acne can be due to menstrual cycle irregularities, PCOS, menopause, due to androgen level high.
Hormonal acne can occur in your 30’s, 40’s and 50’s of your age.
Mainly testosterone is responsible for acne and due to which sebum production increases.
It is due to mostly hormonal imbalance.
Signs of hormonal imbalance
Hormones are nothing but are chemicals which are produced by glands in the endocrine system. When you have less or very little hormones in your bloodstream then you may have hormonal imbalances. Hormones are very essential for our body, so if you have more or fewer hormones in our body, then you will experience side effects.
Let’s check the signs of hormonal imbalance:
Irregular menstrual cycle
How to Prevent Hormonal Acne Breakouts?
How to clear up hormonal acne fast? That’s a commonly asked question. But prevention is better than hormonal acne treatment. Some preventive measures include,
Having a healthy diet including more antioxidants (fresh fruits, vegetables). Avoid refined carbohydrates
Lifestyle modifications to avoid irregular sleep, getting sufficient sleep
Including healthy habits like exercise, meditation and Yoga.
Using dermatologist-recommended skincare products that wouldn’t clog pores or that are non-comedogenic
Treatment for hormonal acne
It is very important to start with your internal medication first so that it can be more beneficial for you. If you are having mild acne, then only medications can be helpful.
Let’s check How to treat hormonal acne and what is the clinical treatment which is good to control hormonal acne:
A chemical peel like lactic acid peels, glycolic peels, yellow peels etc is good for acne treatments.
Lasers like CO2 and Q switchare also good for acne.
Dermatologist concern is very important, don’t use over the counter medications.
Do a blood test to know your acne a better way.
Take medications like Benzoyl peroxide and anti inflammable drugs etc.
General Acne tips
We all go through acne problems in our lives, you are male or females, acne doesn’t care. At any age, you can be attacked by acne issues.
Regularly washing your face just twice a day but not more, helps in maintaining the hydration in your skin.
Over-washing your face is not recommended at all in acne.
Don’t use harsh productslike more of scrubbing, exfoliating, popping acne is not at all recommended.
Having a good and balanced diet which helps in having good and healthy skin.
Don’t use more makeup, you can use water-based non-comedogenic products.
Don’t use hot or warm water for your face, which might irritate your skin.
Application of using sunscreen is really recommended.
Don’t use any over the counter products, it’s important to meet a dermatologist and then only use it.