Teenage is the age group that most commonly linked to struggle with acne attack. However, acne can emerge in any age group and can affect both men and women. It can affect any parts of your body but generally affect facial part, chest, back, shoulder and neck. Many times you can see even herbal products are not giving any good response to acne because that kind of acne is generally caused due to hormonal changes in your body.
How does Acne Form?
If you are suffering from acne condition as an adult, I want to tell you that you are not alone. Yes, your concerns are real and valid. Wanting a clear skin is not something to be dismissed just because of haughtiness of acne. It is not uncommon that you feel guilty or shy due to acne on your skin. Most of the people with chronic health issues have to face the same problem. Hormonal acne is so complicated. Anything that you cannot see with your naked eye such as bacteria, enzymes, hormones and vitamins are very complicated to understand and you can categorize hormonal acne as one of them. I want to give you a greater understanding about the small things happening inside your body that can contribute to an emergence of big issue. There are few signs which indicate that your hormones might be contributing to your acne. If your pimples are cysts, produce pain, breakouts occur at the specific time in each month and pimples emerge always at the same area then your hormones may be causing your breakouts. It’s our body’s work to balance the hormones delicately to keep everything flowing smoothly. When it comes to acne, the androgen in charge is testosterone. Men and women both produces testosterone but women are more sensitive to extraneous testosterone in their body because they can’t use it for normal functioning. Testosterone is in the bloodstream increases sebum production. Sebum can clog the pores of your skin and can cause severe breakouts.
Hormones in the body transmit through bloodstream or you can say bloodstream transmits the hormones and many other tiny things directly to the skin cells. Hormones stimulate the growth of sebum production, skin cells growth and inflammation. Androgen is a type of hormones which directly affects acne by increasing sebum production in sebaceous glands. Androgen can also indirectly affect acne by weakening the skin barrier functions. Healthy skin barriers make skin smooth, keeps skin moisturize and stop entry for bacteria. Weak skin barriers can make skin more prone to acne attack.
Foods For Acne
What you eat can show up on your skin and can also affect your hormones. You might know that western style diet including junk foods, high-calorie foods, high sugar containing foods and non-saturated fat foods can lead to the formation of acne. Over time these types of diet lead to insulin resistance and chronically produce high levels of these acne-causing hormones.
Hormones play vital role in acne formation process. They increase sebum production, inflammation, and skin cells growth. The hormones which responsible for acne are androgens, insulin and insulin like growth factor (IGF1). Androgen has a great impact on the skin whereas insulin and IGF1 multiply the damage caused by androgen. Genes make acne prone skin more sensitive to these hormones. There are many factors other than hormones which can cause hormonal acne. Stress, heat, ultraviolet rays of sun, dairy products, low carbohydrate diet, poor sleep and phytoestrogens can also lead to hormonal acne.
The best thing you can do to control hormonal acne is to have blood that works properly and figure out the root of the problem. That way you can target the problem and treat it effectively. The solution of all these problems is to correct the imbalance of hormones. There are some medicines available which help to get rid of hormonal acne as they can balance your hormones. The easy and effective ways to balance your hormones are change your lifestyle and diet. A proper lifestyle and healthy diet can lead to proper functioning of hormones and thus reduce the risk of hormonal acne.