Dealing with hormonal acne can be incredibly frustrating and embarrassing. No matter how much time and effort you put into your skin care routine, it can feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. But don’t worry—there are steps you can take to reduce the severity of your hormonal acne and reclaim clear skin. In this blog, we’ll discuss the causes of hormonal acne, as well as some tips for managing it effectively.
What is Hormonal Acne?
Hormonal acne is a type of acne that is caused by fluctuations in hormones, including testosterone, estrogen and cortisol. It typically appears as deep cysts or nodules on the chin, cheeks, jawline and neck area. Unlike regular acne which usually appears on the forehead and T-zone area of the face, hormonal acne is often more severe and may require medical intervention to treat.
Treating Hormonal Acne
The first step in treating hormonal acne is to identify the cause of your breakouts. Here are the usual suspects:
- Poor diet
- Hormone imbalances
- Genetic predispositions
In less common cases, persistent hormonal acne can be caused by conditions like PCOS. Talk to your doctor about prescription aids if you are diagnosed with conditions like this, but you should definitely continue to address the acne caused by these conditions with appropriate topical solutions.
In addition to any treatments prescribed by a dermatologist or healthcare professional, there are many plant-based and naturally derived ingredients with proven results that are excellent for helping reduce acne and acne scars. Look for products that contain the following ingredients in meaningful amounts:
Activated Charcoal Magnolia Bark Extract
Aloe Vera Neem Oil
Calendula Extract Salicylic Acid
Chamomile Extract Tamanu Oil
Colloidal Oats Tea Tree Oil
These daily habits contribute to reducing acne:
- Wash your face with gentle cleansers twice daily.
- Avoiding greasy foods
- Get plenty of hydration throughout the day
- Exfoliating regularly
- Getting enough rest every night
- Keeping stress levels low as much as possible
Hormonal acne can be a difficult condition to manage but with proper diagnosis and treatment it doesn’t have to define who you are. By identifying potential triggers for breakouts and following the advice outlined above, women 19-59 years old can take back control over their skin health and reclaim clear skin once again.
As always, Magnolia Skin Essentials’ clean skincare has amazing products to help with your hormonal acne:
- Activated Charcoal Deep Cleansing Facial Mask
- Calendula Infused Lemongrass Bar
- Charcoal Tea Tree Oil Cleansing Bar
- Hydrating Aloe Facial Cleanser
- Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum
- Magnolia Hibiscus Infused Bar
- Oatmeal Lavender Bar
- Rose Aloe Hydrating Toner
- Turmeric and Neem Oil Bar
- Turmeric & Vitamin E Brightening Face Mask