Published: July 5, 2017
Hormones, hormones, hormones…they can be quite the culprit to a range of struggles, can’t they? Ok, we don’t want to go on a rant about the troubles we all face due to hormones but we know that they’re something that affects our skin in a multitude of different ways. Acne tends to be one of the most common skin concerns that creep up on the surface of our skin from hormonal changes in our bodies. If you’re reading this, we’re going to go ahead and assume you’ve struggled with skin changes (primarily acne) because of your hormones. We feel you, and we found some great ways to reduce inflammation caused by hormones to give you some relief.
Use An Acne Treatment Product
Inflammation caused by acne is an internal struggle, but treating the inflammation with your skin care (externally) can give you a lot of relief as well. The key is to not us TOO much product. Experts suggest using an acne treatment product like a retinoid to help reduce some of the inflammation and clear up the acne effectively, but because this is an internal cause you don’t need a lot of the product. In fact, applying too much of an acne-specific product in your case can result in your skin becoming a bit too dry. Remember a little goes a long way, and you’ll gain some relief.
Streamline Your Diet
Even though our hormones are the cause of the inflammation that’s resulting on the surface of our skin, many experts stress the importance of streamlining and really cleaning up your diet to get some relief. Generally, when our hormones are giving us skin struggles we also tend to be at a time where we’re craving a lot of sugar and dairy. Sound like you? Even though this may satisfy a craving you’re having at the moment, those types of foods tend to cause more stress and inflammation to our skin. That being said, cutting out or at least reducing your intake of sugar and dairy can do wonders for reducing the inflammation caused by hormones. Your skin will get some relief from what we put in our bodies, reducing that inflammation strategically. Instead, incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins to stay full and satisfied.
Work On Balancing Your Hormones
Reducing the inflammation in your skin in the ways we mentioned above are easy, and beneficial but we don’t want to neglect the importance of working on creating more balance in your hormones. When experiencing inflammation caused my hormones, it’s generally because your hormones aren’t as balanced as they need to be. Hence why you begin to experience some skin issues. So while the tips we mentioned help, going to a medical professional (preferably someone who specializes in hormone treatment) can help take a deeper look at what may be going on internally that’s leading to this inflammation in your skin. Taking hormone pills and other treatments can give a lot of relief and really get to the root of the cause.