You’ve probably heard of the phrase 'hormonal acne', but are hormones really to blame for your breakouts?
It’s likely! In fact, your acne could be one of the signs of hormonal imbalance!
Hormones like to work in harmony, so if one is not functioning right, it’s likely that they’re all out of balance.
However, hormones are complex. So even if they’re not being influenced by stress levels, diet or beauty products, they also fluctuate naturally when it comes to the female menstrual cycle.
Signs of a Hormone Imbalance
Hormones are essential chemicals that are sent around your body to deliver signals to your tissues and organs, affecting your metabolism, mood, growth, and development. When they’re out of whack, they can cause some unpleasant side effects.
Here are some of the signs of hormonal imbalance:
- Irregular menstrual cycle
Reasons for Hormonal Acne
You might be inadvertently causing your imbalanced hormones. Lifestyle factors like those listed below can actually affect your hormone levels.
Birth Control: Most birth control contains estrogen which suppresses hormones that cause excess sebum. For some people, it actually improves their acne but it can also make it worse. Or maybe coming off your birth control is to blame.
How to Treat Hormonal Acne
If you’re experiencing one or more of the hormonal imbalance signs the first step is to see a medical professional so it can be addressed. However, there are a few things you can do in the meantime to show your endocrine system some TLC and eliminate that acne along the way:
- Choose organic food where possible.
- Cut out or limit your intake of dairy.
- Practice mindfulness techniques to reduce your stress levels.
- Swap to more ‘clean & green’ household & personal products.
- Hormonal support through supplements ( Zinc Picolinate, Saw Palmetto, DIM, Vitex, Beta-Sitosterol, Maca Powder)
The truth is you don’t need harmful ingredients to treat acne. In fact, natural ingredients can prove just as, if not more, effective and better for you in the long run.
Our Luminous Clear Skin Kit is kind to your complexion and respects its natural state of balance. It effectively gets into pores and clears that excess sebum build-up while maintaining those essential skin oils that are so important for hydration.
Plus, they are formulated without any known hormone disruptors!
It’s time to start listening to your body and keeping an eye on what your acne is trying to tell you. Adopt a clean & natural skincare regime and healthier lifestyle practices to ensure you’re paving the way for happy clear skin!