hormonal acne

Acne is not really a problem, as you might think. It is a symptom of a more serious internal health problem. Acne is an obvious sign that your body’s crying out for help. That’s why topical skin care products (no matter how good they are) or contraceptive pills or eating ‘a healthy food’ often still don’t work against stubborn hormonal acne.

Many of you know how frustrating it can be when you feel like you’ve tried everything. You’re eating an organic healthy food, taking helpful supplements, using top quality natural skin care products, you’re exercising and meditating daily, you’re detoxing regularly, etc. In the end, you still can’t get rid of your acne completely!

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you may need some extra help. You need a different approach when it comes to hormonal acne. It’s really helpful and important to not only figure out whether your acne is hormone related, but also figure out exactly how your hormones are unbalanced, what kind of imbalance it is, how it came to develop in the first place, and what specifically can you do to balance your hormones and regulate your sebum production for your unique situation. You need to understand, that everybody’s health, body, and acne situation is different.

One of the main contributors to acne is overactive oil glands in your skin that produce excess sebum (oil) that then collects in your skin, blocking hair follicles and pores. This forms plugs that prevent the normal drainage of oil and also causes dead skin cells to become trapped. Bacteria in your skin then feed on the excess sebum, which causes an infection – which results in a pimple.

Excess sebum is just another symptom of a bigger problem within your body that’s causing it. Instead of getting rid of the symptom, as excess sebum in our case, by using harsh drugs and chemicals, we need to actually fix the root cause of excess sebum and acne.

There are 2 main causes of excess sebum

Toxins which your body need to expel through the skin. These toxins can be caused by:

  • Sluggish digestion, poor kidney and liver function
  • Chemicals in food and environment
  • Bad diet (a lot of low-quality food)
  • Allergies and food intolerances

Hormonal imbalances – also increases sebum production and can be caused by:

  • Physical or emotional stress
  • Environmental synthetic hormones
  • Hormones in animal produce/food
  • Contraceptive pills
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Bad Diet and poor nutrition

Here, at Dr. Star Clinic we will investigate the main cause of your acne problem. Book a free consultation today!

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