Almost every woman has experienced a sudden transition of feeling like a functioning adult woman to feeling like a teenage girl in puberty. Women with imbalanced hormones are particularly prone to this problem which is manifested by cystic acne, hormonal imbalance called polycystic ovary syndrome and struggle with their period. So, when it comes to hormonal acne, there are many products on the market including antibiotics, Retin-A, and benzoyl peroxide which are supposed to treat the problem, but, in many cases they only aggravate the issue.
How Hormones Affect Your Skin
The endocrine imbalance is the main cause of hormonal acne, a common problem in women around mid-cycle or before their periods. Estrogen and testosterone are at their higher point in the cycle. They do not have a negative effect on the properly functioning endocrine systems, but on those whose hormones are not able to process correctly. These women have difficulties carrying out detoxification and the poor diet and lifestyle can only harm the elimination organs like the skin. These effects are at their higher point before their period because during this period the blood comes closer to the surface of the skin.
How to Have a Better Skin
As the largest organ responsible for elimination, the skin works in synergy with the liver, lymphatic system, and large intestine. You will be able to understand why using drying ointment does not do the trick once you understand the relation between these organs.
To be more specific, the problem begins much deeper, and what you ingest determines the outcome on your skin. The products you use, the foods you consume, and the cleaning products you deal with have to be eliminated properly. We recommend you not to use prescription pills or creams, and try to prevent the issue through proper food choices.
What to Skip
Dairy products are pro-inflammatory food which can cause leaky gut syndrome. Moreover, they contain synthetic hormones.
Gluten is another strong pro-inflammatory food.
Soy contains phytoestrogens which contribute to acne, particularly in people who are already hormonally sensitive. Make sure to read the labels well because soy can appear in supplements as well.
Even people who are not allergic to peanuts may experience negative effects such as skin inflammation and breakouts.
Caffeine can deprive your body of zinc, B-vitamins, magnesium, and affect the skin’s immune response.
- Canola, sunflower, safflower, and vegetable oil
They all are high in omega-6 fats, which can cause skin inflammation.
What to Embrace
- Get the right nutrients
Clear Skin Juice Recipe:
- half a green apple
- half a cup of cilantro
- 4 leaves of romaine lettuce
- half a cucumber
- 4frozen strawberries
- Juice of half a lemon.
- Replenish good bacteria
You should take probiotics which are essential for proper gut health and balanced hormones.
- Go organic with your beauty products
Make sure to avoid products containing these ingredients:
- Parabens (including methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl)
- Anolamines (look for the acronyms DEA, TEA, MEA)
- Petrolatum or petroleum jelly
- Sodium lauryl sulfates and ether sulfates (look for the acronyms SLS and SLES)
- Endocrine-disrupting phthalates (look for the acronyms DBP and DEHP)