Women in the modern world face imbalance in hormones as a result of unrelieved stress, an ever-expanding to-do list, environmental pollution, medication use, conflicting ideas on nutrition and nutrient deficiencies. In addition to that genetic influences, conditions such as PCOS ( polycystic ovary syndrome), fibroids, endometriosis, thyroid, adrenal fatigue. All these have an effect in an imbalance in hormones and one of the symptoms can be Hormonal Acne.
Hormonal imbalances can also affect teenage boys and men, however, the fluctuations are less. Teen-acne in Boys can also have an enormous effect in their confidence and sometimes can feel embarrassed to seek professional advice.
Hormones affect everything from how dry or greasy your hair is , skin being dry or oily,weight gain or loss ,mood alterations, the elasticity and firmness of the skin, breakouts before or after menstruation and so much more!
Some Home Remedies that can be tried –
Controlling Acne with Diet
Low GI diet,dairy free diet,abundance in alkalinising vegetables and cleansing fluids
( advice of a Nutritionist is advised)
Warm Lemon Water
Starting the day with a cup of warm water and fresh lemon is a great way to cleanse the body and flush out toxins. It helps to alkalise the body which combats excess acidity .
Derivates of Vitamin A applied in the form of a cream/serum . They work by preventing skin cells from clogging up the hair follicle( follow the suggestion of a skin specialist which is the best one for the type of acne)
Foods rich in Omega 3 fats, like oily fish each week, omega 3 eggs, flaxseed oil is inflammation-fighting and hormone balancing ( consult a nutritionist before diet changes are introduced)
Home remedies are a good place to start in mild acne cases, however, it is recommended to seek advice from experienced Skin Specialists who can help to give it a more rounded approach for better chances to resolve the issue.
At Minal-FMskin Marylebone, we do a thorough consultation before suggesting the best plan forward. The consultation will include – the history of your acne, lifestyle, diet, home product use. After which a tailored treatment/product plan will be created.
Kindly get in touch with us for more information.