Reasons behind hormonal acne

Do you suffer with Hormonal Acne?
Acne is a condition that affects approximately 54% of the female population, with up to 85% of women experiencing a worsening of their acne in the days leading up to menstruation.
Following my many years of hands on skin therapy, practical knowledge and sound nutrition understanding I have summarised my top foundational tips for you to follow.
  1. Clean Skin and Correct Skin Care regime that doesn’t over stress and dry out your already acne inflamed skin. I see it all the time customers buying multiple products with recommended ingredients that should support acne clearance but their incorrect usage and multiple overlaying of different active components does not give them the result that they have been expecting. I get it the market is over saturated with different skin care brands and it is hard to know what to select. This where I come in or other skin specialist so please utilise our help and expertise to guide you through this journey.
  1. In order to remedy acne breakouts relating to hormonal fluctuations, you need to understand what exactly is happening with your hormones during your monthly cycles.  Hormonal acne more has to do with the relativity of estrogen to progesterone and testosterone than it does with high or low levels of hormones. That’s why I recommend a visit to a hormonal specialist to rule out any pre-existing conditions as PCOS first.
       During certain phases of your cycle your oestrogen can be low in relation to your testosterone and that can pronounce the activity of the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme to show more androgenic effects. This will trigger testosterone to metabolise into it’s more aggressive form of DHT causing a hormonal breakout of acne. There are other factors of higher oestrogen in relation to progesterone that can create the same reaction of testosterone conversion to DHT form. This is where the next point is important.
  1. Insulin and Cortisol regulation. Managing both mental and physical stresses of our lives and improving structure of our meals to keep insulin without extreme highs and lows as both hormones regulate and improve hormone conversion. This should be the most important point to focus on as we all have the power to choose what we eat and how well we eat. Movement and exercise is beneficial for regulation of insulin spikes and stress levels so don’t underestimate, walking and exercise to help you with healing your acne and it’s control.
I offer a selection of treatments that can support you through this process so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
I look forward to hearing from you. x