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Hormonal Imbalance Acne Treatment

Updated on August 29, 2010

Hormonal Imblance Acne Treatment


Although the phenomenon of hormonal imbalance acne has been debated in some scientific circles, the people who have actually suffered from the condition will be quick to say with little doubt that there is a link between hormonal changes or imbalances and eruptions of acne on the skin. Most of the research I’ve come across has stated that hormonal balances are likely to cause acne, but they really didn’t state anything definite. I’m of the opinion that there is a link between the two, because just judging from the women in my life (wife, mom, sister), they have always had to deal with acne around the time of their menstrual cycle. Trust me, I wasn’t trying to know this information, but it was pretty much broadcast to me by them during their “sensitive times”. It seems to be a rather common thing for women even into adulthood that their skin would experience acne breakouts during the times that their menstrual cycles were approaching, as the hormones are effectively “going bananas” during that time period. Other conditions that can stir the hormones up are pregnancy (of course), and also getting on (or off) birth control pills. Menopause is another catalyst that can bring on hormonal imbalances. Puberty can be counted in these ranks as well, as it is famous for the havoc it can wreak on the hormonal balance of both men and women.

Hormonal Imbalance Acne Treatment

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Hormonal Imbalance Acne Treatment


As far as possible treatments or even cures for hormonal imbalance acne, the jury seems to be out as far as a conclusive or definite cure for it, primarily because we’re talking about all different kinds of body types and hormonal levels here. It’s amazing, because there are some women who have actually utilized birth control pills in order to help regulate their hormone levels, which actually helped them clear up acne, while for other women it’s the very use of birth control pills that causes their skin to go completely out of whack. It’s basically a situation where every person’s body type is different, and what works well for one person may very well wreak havoc for another. Another factor that we can’t ignore is stress; you can apply the same treatment to two different people with two different stress levels and get two completely different results. There are oral medications you can take that have been purported to bring balance to your hormonal levels on a regular intraday basis, so that your skin will not suffer the ill effects of your hormones being “out of whack”. Sometimes doctors will prescribe corticosteroid drugs such as dexamethasone, prednisone, or spironolactone to help stabilize hormonal levels and hopefully assist in bringing balance to hormonal levels. Some caution with the usage of these drugs is necessary, though; as we all know, no prescribed drug is without its risks. Side effects from these types of drugs must be thoroughly examined and seriously taken into consideration before committing to the usage of any one of the above listed drugs. It is highly recommended that you get the advice and guidance of a certified dermatologist to determine the best prescription or solution for this type of issue, since it deals with such a sensitive aspect of your physical makeup. One more thing before I close this hub out: another possible recommendation for hormonal imbalance acne treatment would be the rather “old-fashioned” remedy of a quality diet that’s rich in fruits and vegetables, as well as adequate supplementation with quality vitamins and minerals.


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