Hormonal Acne Treatment
Are you struggling with acne due to fluctuations in your hormonones - aka Hormonal Acne?
If you’re reading this page it’s probably because you’ve decided that the contraceptive pill, Accutane/Roaccutane and antibiotics aren’t the long term answer to your hormonal acne problems.
You’ve realised this because of all the research you’ve done, reading blog posts, listening to podcasts and watching vlogs.
And now you understand that while conventional medical treatments can clear up your hormonal acne they don’t actually treat its underlying cause.
Which means of course, once you stop them your hormonal acne problems return. And often worse than before!
Which isn’t a great choice to be faced with because from what my hormonal acne patients tell me, having hormonal acne makes you feel like sh#!
This is because when you’ve got hormonal acne that just won’t go away it takes over your life.
Your skin, your pores and what it looks like becomes an obsession.
Every day, as soon as you wake up in the morning and last thing at night you check in the mirror for new blackheads or pimples.
To make sure no one sees how bad your hormonal acne is you make sure you always have make-up on.
You avoid doing anything that might wash off your make-up like swimming or sweating. Because you’d die if your friends saw the extent of the red, angry pimples covering your face.
But it’s not the day by day of making sure you’ve got your make-up on that stresses you out.
Constant hormonal breakouts also make you want to avoid going out and catching up with people.
When you’re out it feels like people you talk to are looking at your acne.
You feel ugly, embarrassed and depressed.
So if you desperately want picture perfect skin, but you don’t want to poison your body with oral medications or chemicals and synthetic hormones then what is the best skincare routine that’s natural and healthy too?
The good news is, there is help.
This article will discuss the best treatment options that have helped different people with a long term, effective solution without resorting to the dermatologigst, prescription medicine or other painful rituals.
I'm about to show you a healthy, effective and long term solution to rid inflammation and even the most severe acne problem in minimum time.
Get ready to take control of your inflammation and start a effective proven method to control your skin, pores and appearance.
Best Treatment For Hormonal Chin Acne
Two of the most common areas people struggle with and where hormonal acne appears are along the jaw and around the chin due to clogging up of pores. The reason for this is because these two areas contain hormonally sensitive hair follicles.
Think of men, the jaw and chin is where their beard grows. Hair follicles and oil (sebaceous) glands in these areas are super sensitive to male sex hormone (androgens) stimulation.
So with hormonal acne around the jaw and hormonal chin acne what happens is androgen overproduction, or sebaceous gland hypersensitivity to androgens, triggers excess oil production and inflammation of your pores. Excess oil and dead skin cells fill the pores and inflammation closes them over, causing large red inflamed pimples.
In women there’s not meant to be much male sex hormone floating around hair follicles and oil glands in your face. But if for some reason you’re overproducing testosterone because of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), insulin resistance, coming off the oral contraceptive pill or it’s part of your genetic makeup, then you’re going to get moderate acne and dead skin cells along your jaw and around your chin.
In this situation patients often tell me they find their acne flares up around ovulation because this is when testosterone naturally spikes.
But This Isn’t The Only Time Chin Acne And Jawline Acne Can Flare Up.
Some people can also get testosterone driven chin and jawline acne even when your testosterone levels aren’t excessive. It can be triggered if your female hormones, particularly progesterone, are too low. This is what’s happening when you break out in chin acne before your period.
Chin acne and jawline acne flares up before your period because for many women stress hormones suppress the pre-period progesterone surge. The lower progesterone production then makes normal testosterone levels high compared to progesterone.
So instead of progesterone dominating over testosterone, testosterone dominates progesterone and overstimulates the testosterone sensitive chin and jawline oil glands. This then triggers a pre-period hormonal acne flare-up.
Now the good news is hormonal chin acne and jawline acne treatments are not confined to the birth control pill or Accutane/Roaccutane. You can fix these hormonal breakouts naturally.
In fact the best skincare routine for acne in women and men is natural because this way you fix the root cause of the problem, not just mask the symptoms.
The real key to fixing the root cause of hormonal chin acne and hormonal jawline acne is to pinpoint exactly what your testosterone, oestrogen and progesterone levels are. Then once we know these levels we can see what your imbalance is…
Is it high testosterone?
Or is it low progesterone or low oestrogen or both?
Or is it high testosterone and low progesterone?
Once the imbalance is identified then an individual natural hormone rebalancing plan of specific herbs, vitamins and minerals can be designed for you.
Treatment of Hormonal Acne
3 steps to successfully treat hormonal acne
1. Saliva testing of testosterone, DHEA, progesterone, oestrogen and cortisol to pinpoint hormone imbalances.
2. Blood tests to check iron, zinc and Vitamin D levels.
3. Based on the results from the tests, formulate a natural hormone re-balancing program of herbs, vitamins and minerals.
Herbs, vitamins and minerals support your ovaries to make the correct hormone levels rather than take over hormone production as over-the-counter products or contraceptive pill does. When your hormone levels are balanced your skin condition will be balanced which is true re-balancing.
Best Products For Hormonal Acne
Best Herbs For Hormonal Acne
Vitex/Chaste Tree – this herb helps clear hormonal acne by indirectly raising your progesterone levels. Vitex works on your pituitary gland and suppresses the release of a hormone called prolactin (the hormone that makes women lactate).
Stress causes your pituitary gland to release extra prolactin which in turn suppresses progesterone production. Less progesterone means more oil and more acne. So Vitex prevents this happening.
Common signs you’re making too much prolactin are feeling irritable before your period and your breasts swell or are tender before your period.
Licorice & Paeony – these two herbs in combination help supress androgen (testosterone) production in women. Plus this combination also makes your cells less sensitive to androgens making it perfect for shutting down the excess oil caused by androgens and clearing up your hormonal acne.
Saw Palmetto – this herb stops testosterone exerting a strong effect on your cells. The weaker the effect of testosterone the less oil your skin produces and the less acne you have.
Blue Flag – this herb helps decongest your skin so that your acne isn’t so swollen and inflamed.
DIM (Diindolylmethane) – this is actually a specific nutrient extracted from cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. It’s great for hormonal acne because DIM makes your cells less sensitive to andogens and helps your body eliminate excess hormones.
Best Minerals For Hormonal Acne
Zinc – is essential for optimal ovary function but most importantly it is a potent anti-androgen. That means it makes your cells less sensitive to androgens and also helps your body eliminate them too.
Iron – is super important for optimal ovary function. You need your ovaries in tip top shape to make adequate levels of oestrogen and progesterone which heal your dead skin cells and supress production of oil.
Iodine – like iron, iodine is critical for optimal ovary function. Plus like zinc it essential for eliminating hormones from your body.
Magnesium – is the number one mineral for insulin problems like insulin resistance. Keeping insulin down prevents it from stimulating your ovaries to make excess testosterone.
Best Vitamins For Hormonal Acne
Vitamin A – the natural cousin of Accutane/Roaccutane. Vitamin A helps control and minimise oil production. Plus it is an essential nutrient for skin healing.
Vitamin D – is critical for optimal ovary function. Optimum Vitamin D levels allow your ovaries to make optimum amounts of oestrogen and progesterone.
The beautiful thing about herbs, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients is they can truly rebalance your hormones. They make your ovaries work properly so they release optimum levels of oestrogen and progesterone and not too much testosterone.
Hormone levels are corrected, production of oil is normalised, hormonal acne is eliminated and your skin condition clears up.
Hormonal Acne Cure
Being an expert in eliminating hormonal acne naturally I commonly get asked the following questions...
How to cure hormonal imbalance acne
How to treat hormonal acne
How to get rid of hormonal acne
How to stop hormonal acne
Treatment for Hormonal acne in teenagers
The best treatment for hormonal acne
The best topical treatment for hormonal acne
Hormonal acne medication
And so on.
But no matter what the question about treating or ‘curing’ hormonal acne is there really is only one way to go about it. You need to balance your hormones so that your skin stops overproducing oil permanently.
Hormonal Acne Solutions
Now to discover what hormone imbalances are causing your hormonal acne and the natural hormonal acne remedies that are the best for you, as opposed to synthetic hormones and drug remedies, what you need to do is call me today and organise a Hormonal Acne Assessment Consultation.
During your 60 minute consultation with me I will thoroughly assess…
- Your current acne and hormone problems
- Your diet and exercise habits
- Your previous medical and lifestyle history
Then I can determine what specific saliva and blood tests you need to do to pinpoint, with laser like accuracy, the hormonal imbalances causing your hormonal acne.
Then once I have all this critical information I can develop you an individualised plan to rebalance your hormones naturally so you can have beautiful clear skin.
To schedule your Hormonal Acne Assessment Consultation call Happy & Healthy Wellbeing Centre now on 61 2 9524 2471
(this is our Sydney clinic located at: 3/522 Kingsway, Miranda, New South Wales, 2228, Australia)
If you are not local I do phone and online consultations too