Natural Hormonal Acne advice

For those of us suffering from hormonal acne, treatment can be pretty frustrating. This is because the resulting acne can be caused by a number of different factors making it difficult to pinpoint which underlying cause is responsible. When you have hormonal acne, It doesn’t seem to matter if you’re using the best skincare and eating healthy, it can still persevere despite your best efforts. Beside the intake of hormones such as the pill your solutions seem very limited to non exsistant.

Stress can be one of the factors leading to hormonal imbalances. Lots of stress = lots of oil production = lots of acne. It’s can be verry challanging to reverse this habit especially because we often get stressed over nothing most of the time and often we do not even notice the stress amount we are exposed to.

It takes time and effort to sort out the many different hormones and their functions and relations in the body. It’s all rather complex, thats why it can be daunting for most people when trying to tackle their hormonal acne. Once we figure out hormones and how they specifically correlate with acne, we might eventually be able to better control and for the most part, cure our breakouts. It can be really frustrating when you’ve tried everything from taking supplements to becoming obsessed over your diet. Even detoxing regularly doesn’t seem to help. It can really make you want to just give up on the whole situation. But don’t give up! In order to treat your hormonal acne, you just need a little extra support.

Start thinking about the WHY instead of the HOW for a minute. How are your hormones imbalanced? (think about what kind of imbalance it is) How did it come to develop in the first place? How can you balance your hormones?

The most common culprits of hormonal imbalances include:

• Poor digestion/ low-quality diet (improve digestion with fermented foods!)
• Chronic stress (emotional and physical)
• Low quality sleep
• Physical activity level (too low or too high)

Think about whether or not you have any of these issues and start improving them. Not only will it make your overall health better, it will also help clear your hormonal acne.

HORMONAL ACNE SYMPTOMS

One of the main symptoms of hormonal acne is an overproduction of oil. This oil contributes to a lot of acne related issues like pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, and just an overall shiny appearance. Many dermatologists will tell you that this oil IS the cause of acne, but that’s just not the case. While overactive oil glands certainly contribute to acne, it’s really just a symptom of a much deeper problem.

THE MAIN CAUSES OF EXCESS SEBUM

There are 2 main causes of excess oil production:

1. Toxicity in the body
2. Excess hormones (specifical androgens)

Signs of excess toxins in the body manifest as:

• Frequent allergies
• Food Intolerances
• Sluggish elimination pathways (digestion, liver, kidneys)
• Candida

The causes of toxicity most often include:

• Poor diet (low quality/ too much junk food)
• Chemicals in the environment
• Low quality sleep
• Lack of exercise
• Poor lymph drainage

Of course hormonal changes are also age related at different times during our lifes. Having tried to optimize the above mentioned factores, supplements such as evening primrose oil can help to balance your hormones in a natural way.

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