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How to Naturally Manage Hormonal Acne

Hormonal acne isn’t just reserved for pre- and post-pubescent teenager. Hormonal acne can make an appearance in adulthood, and it’s more common than you think. Did you know, hormonal acne is most common in adult women between the ages of 20 and 60?

So what’s the difference between good, old-fashioned pimples and hormonal acne? Well, your standard pimple occurs when the openings of hair follicles become clogged and blocked with oil and dead skin cells. If the clogged pore becomes infected with bacteria, it forms a pimple, which is a small red bump with pus at its tip. 
Hormonal acne is inherently linked to your hormones, resulting in cyclical breakouts that generally coincide with a person’s menstrual cycle.  It can also match up with other hormonal shifts in your life, meaning your menopausal acne or postpartum pimples could be hormonal. Hormones can also cause your glands to produce more oil than normal, which leads to skin pores getting clogged, allowing bacteria (and pimples) to grow.
So, it looks like women are never really out of the woods when it comes to breakouts. Let’s have a look at ways to naturally manage them:

Establish a skin care routine that works for your skin type
Any dermatologist will tell you how important it is to ensure that any skin care products are chosen with your skin type in mind. If the product isn’t right for your skin type it won’t be as effective and could aggravate existing conditions, or even cause new ones. Make sure you know your skin type and are using good quality products that cater to it. To find out what your skin care type is and what skin care routine to incorporate into your daily routine, read this blog.
Invest in premium supplements that help your body manage hormones
Research has long pointed to topical medications such as benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics like tetracycline, and oral drugs that contain vitamin A – such as isotretinoin – which is for moderate to severe acne. But more and more, people are seeking natural vitamin and mineral supplements. 
Increasing consumption of vitamin A, D, zinc, and vitamin E can help fight acne and lead to clearer skin. A go to supplement that is tried and trusted is The Olio Store’s DIM Complex
DIM Complex is a powerful blend of Diindolylmethane (DIM) and complementary natural ingredients – like Curcumin (Turmeric Extract), Piperine (Black Pepper Extract) and Pomegranate Peel Extract – that are highly absorbable by the body. DIM is a natural compound produced when we digest cruciferous vegetables. This product may assist in reducing potent estrogen levels in men and women, as well as alleviating symptoms of hormonal acne. DIM may also reduce inflammatory skin conditions and improve skin elasticity. 

Make stress management a top priority
Cortisol, the stress hormone, can affect all of your other hormones, too. Women who are prone to monthly hormonal fluctuations, and experience periods of acute stress, are setting themselves up for a perfect breakout storm. 
Cortisol also causes increased oil production in your skin glands and topical inflammation, which can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts. Chronic stress leads to constant increased levels of these hormones and can have a negative effect on your general skin health.
To prevent stress acne, wash your face regularly, exercise, eat healthy foods and don’t pick at your skin! 
Look at what you’re putting into your body
Diet can affect hormones that, in turn, can make acne worse. Foods that are high in sugar can cause a spike in insulin levels which can alter your hormones and affect your skin. So if you’re on a strict skin care regimen for hormonal acne but your skin isn’t clearing up, you should take a look at your diet. Following a nutrient-dense diet, cutting out dairy, and limiting added sugars are evidence-based practices that may improve acne symptoms. 
Getting enough sleep and quitting smoking are also healthy ways to manage this disease.
Incorporate SkinSpring R3 Formulation into your everyday skin care routine
SkinSpring is the latest in dermal care innovation to hit the South Africa skin care market. SkinSpring R³ Formulation was designed and manufactured by an experienced team of Molecular Biologists, Biotechnologists and Engineers, who are devoted to providing the Cosmetic & Aesthetic Market using the most advanced Hypochlorous (HOCl) Solution.
SkinSpring helps manage hormonal acne by having the following effects of the skin:
  • Cell Repair 
  • 100% natural skin healing
  • Anti-aging effects
  • Anti-Microbial properties
  • Anti-inflammatory response 
  • Relief from dry skin
  • Natural skin toning
  • Antiseptic properties 
  • Soothing irritated skin
  • Relief from all inflammatory skin conditions (including hormonal acne)
  • Supercharged healing from topical infections
  • Skin rejuvenation 
  • Repair from damaged and infected skin
  • Prevention of scarring and discoloration 
  • Easy removal of excess dirt or makeup
  • Relief from skin allergies related to sulphates, alcohols, SLS, silicon, phthalates, pesticides, mineral oils, or fragrances
 Anyone suffering from hormonal acne has the tools to manage it’s painful and unsightly symptoms. Addressing hormonal imbalances, making real lifestyle changes and finding supplements and natural, topical products that work mean that life doesn’t stop when the break out starts!