How To Identify and Treat Hormonal Acne
Lets talk about Hormonal Acne…there is no magical “cure” for acne. Like all skin concerns, it takes a dedicated skin routine, professional treatments, patience and some self love to get your skin back on track. Unfortunately there is no one-dose-fits-all cure and hormonal acne is different for everyone. We believe healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness, on your journey with acne, make sure you take care of not only your skin, but your body and state of mind.
It’s easy to identify hormonal acne: They are huge, painful, normally appear around the jawline, and cause a lot of discomfort in your day to day life.
Whether you are 16 or 38, facing puberty or adult acne, hormonal and cystic acne can occur in anyone. Unlike typical acne that can sometimes disappear overnight with the right products or spot treatment, hormonal acne is more stubborn, due to the fact that it is directly linked to a woman’s menstrual cycle, fluctuations of hormones that can come along with periods of high stress, or even when you eat certain foods.
How To Treat Hormonal Acne
Everyone’s skin is different and reacts differently, so it might take some trial and error before you find what works best for you. Without professional help, there may be no way to completely prevent hormonal acne from happening. It is important to get your hormonal trigger under control (as much as you can), however professional skin treatments and a skincare routine is essential in repairing the skin and maintaining its health. Our range of Medik8 products in clinic have everything you need to clear, repair and get your skin glowing again, and of course our skin gurus are passionate about providing you with the most advanced skin treatments, we want to take this journey with you!
At Skin Management Club, when it comes to treating Acne in clinic, we see AMAZING results from these treatments:
Acne Control IPL
This particular wavelength of IPL is designed to kill P. Acne bacteria and will help to eliminate cystic, inflamed breakouts and acne scarring. We recommend a course of 4-6 treatments, performed weekly. If you are looking to enhance your results, this treatment can be combined with other treatments.
Medik8 Clarity Peel
This Peel is a powerful blend of Mandelic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid and LHA. You can’t get much better than that! This blend of acids sink deep into pores to effectively clarify and decongest the complexion. Rapidly bringing blemishes under control and dramatically reducing the risk of future breakouts. Worried about acids?- Don’t be! Medik8 uses “Time release” technology to minimise irritation. We recommend a course of 6 treatments, spaced evenly every 10-14 days. If you are looking to enhance your results, this treatment can be combined with other treatments.
We believe in the value of consultations, thats why you will receive a complimentary skin consultation before starting your skin journey with us. We will assess your skin and tailor a personalised treatment plan for you.
It doesn’t matter if you have the perfect skin care routine, when your body is under increased pressure, or if you’re constantly feeling exhausted and worried, those pesky hormonal acne will inevitably show up. Whether it’s substituting your Chinese takeaways to a healthier poke bowl, taking yoga classes, or just popping on a face mask before you sleep, do whatever it takes to make sure your body and mind are always in good shape too!
Be mindful of your Diet
We know nobody wants to hear this, but alcohol, sugar, and dairy can cause hormonal imbalances. Even, carbohydrate-rich foods — such as bread, bagels and chips. Girl, we know! But cutting out or minimising dairy intake has been known to help when it comes to preventing those painful, cystic acne from staying longer than they need to. It may not be the same for everyone, but try removing potential dietary triggers to find out the root cause of the issue.
There’s honestly plenty of ways to go about treating hormonal acne, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. It’s all about getting to know your own skin and body, what it likes, what it doesn’t, and what will work best for you. If you are feeling concerned about your skin, run down and need some TLC- let us be your destination for self-care and skincare! Take time out for yourself today and book a free consultation.