What is hormonal acne?
Many women suffer from hormonal acne and notice the appearance of acne before their period or spots during their period. For many women, pre-menstrual spots do better than any calendar and are a sign that their cycle is about to start again. Such hormonal acne spots are mainly caused by progesterone, which mostly occurs in the second half of the cycle and stimulates the production of sebum, and also by testosterone, mostly at the end of the cycle when female hormones are at their lowest. Spots are concentrated on the lower part of the face. Some women get spots on their necks because of hormones.
Before deciding on a diagnosis of hormonal acne, it is important to first eliminate all possible causes of acne in adults: unsuitable cosmetics, medication, working environment, etc.
What should you do with in the event of hormonal acne?
Many people are convinced that there is a connection between diet and hormonal acne. Beyond beliefs and while waiting for further studies on hormonal acne, you must ensure you have a healthy lifestyle: a balanced diet, physical activity, stress management, etc.