Female hormonal acne is a problem against which no one representative of the beautiful gender is insured. You may use different scrubs, skin creams and other stuff, you may be obsessed with various diets and don’t drink any alcohol and give up smoking, you may visit your dermatologist regularly but suddenly this disaster can appear on your skin. And it really can be something like disaster for a poor woman who is struggling for her beauty but suddenly it seems like all is in vain.
To tackle any problem, you ought to know its origin. See, in many cases we can say our great “thanks” to men for having these disgusting things on our skin. Why? Because one of the most common factors that cause female hormonal acne is boost in activity of sebaceous glands, which begin to produce more oil, which generally serves to protect our skin, but in some cases (particularly if too much of oil is being generated) the oil, mixed with scaled skin, can fill skin pores and in such way black spots appear.
You may ask: “So, what has it to do with men?” Don’t be in a hurry. It happens that sometimes level of hormones called androgens in your organism increases and that triggers boosted activity of sebaceous glands. The matter is that androgens are MEN hormones.
So, after having said thanks for our greasiness and acneness to men it’s time to eliminate our disease. Be ready to have a hard struggle especially if you deal with teenage or pregnancy acne.
Hormones’ boost can be caused by some phase of menses – many women suffer from acne just before menstruation. Generally, this kind of acne is not severe and in a couple of days it disappears. The next major reason is oral contraceptives – in some cases you should think about changing them, if you are taking any of these.
Surely, women acne is not caused by hormones only. But the worst thing about hormones burst causing acne is that that often regulation of hormones level in your organism can seem to be impossible – as you cannot (and you mustn’t, of course) do anything with your teenage or pregnancy acne. In this case you’ll have to have some treatment…remember, that natural female acne treatment is better.
Dr. Jerry K is the founder and CEO of YourWebDoc.com, part of a team of more than 30 experts. Dr. Jerry K is not a medical doctor but holds a degree of Doctor of Psychology; he specializes in family medicine and sexual health products. During the last ten years Dr. Jerry K has authored a lot of health blogs and a number of books on nutrition and sexual health.