Acne and Hormonal Unbalances
Acne occurs when oil and dead skin cells mix together and clog the skin’s pores. Acne is a very unwanted facial problem many adolescents and perimenopausal women experience the most. As most physical problems, acne can highly affect a person’s self-esteem and so contribute eve more to stress, depression, and anxiety, which the person might already be going through due to the hormonal unbalance.
But how exactly is acne related to a hormonal unbalance?
Acne (technically called acne vulgaris) usually appears for the first time during a persons’ adolescence. Usually at this time there is a higher production of Testosterone. Testosterone is a sexual hormone, which also helps stimulate oil production in the sebaceous glands (which produce sebum). Unfortunately if testosterone production increases rapidly it can cause the sebaceous glands to produce too much sebum, which as a result can clog pores and therefore also cause the so unwanted ACNE.
For women, pregnancy, perimenopause and menopause are also very common periods where they can experience acne. Due to the drastic hormonal changes, the rapid increase and decrease of certain hormones and substances, changes in skin are a very persistent symptom, which include skin dryness, redness, and ACNE. Both, the excess or lack of certain hormones, can contribute to the production of acne.
Men usually have the most severe form of acne rather than women, and this is strictly related to their level of testosterone and the balance of their hormones.
How to fix a hormonal unbalance
There are many other symptoms of hormonal unbalances. For instance, the lack of energy, decrease in sexual libido (sexual desire), hair and facial problems, weight gain, painful menopause and PMS symptoms, stress, depression and anxiety are among them. It is therefore important to learn how to fix our hormonal balance.
Nowadays there are many hormonal balance treatments available. The intake of certain hormones to help us level other hormones is a very popular one. However,
The most important factor when looking towards a healthy hormonal balance is to have a very healthy life-style. By healthy life-style we mean the intake of healthy foods, the suppression of synthetic hormones (found in certain meats, vegetables and dairy foods, look for organic options to avoid them), the implementation of continuous exercise (if you are not very active, even the mildest form, like 30 minutes daily walks, can make a difference), and finally the addition of distressing activities to help you distract and decrease stress and anxiety.
When it comes to natural supplements, many women who experience hormonal unbalances are using what are called “Phyto Estrogens” (like Dong Quai and Black Cohosh).
We also recommend natural hormonal balancer Peruvian-Maca which has also proven to be an excellent option when trying to reach an optimal hormonal balance, hence helping getting rid of acne and at the same time helping other hormonal issues, like the ones mentioned earlier.
Furthermore, a balanced nutrition and relaxation exercises like yoga or a constant mild cardio workout, are a “must do” for all people seeking the so desired (and highly needed) hormonal balance.