Acne or Blemish Prone Skin
What is Acne?
Acne or blemish prone skin is a very common skin condition. It varies in severity from a few spots on the face, neck, back and chest to a more significant problem that may cause scarring and impact on self-confidence. Signs of acne include spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that’s inflamed, hot or painful to touch. Learn more about Acne
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What is Hormonal Acne?
Between puberty, periods, pregnancy and menopause, women continuously go through hormonal changes. This is because oestrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate throughout your monthly cycle and these hormones drop just before your period. When oestrogen and progesterone levels drop then – levels of androgens (male hormones which women have too) are higher. Testosterone (an androgen) makes skin oilier which can lead to hormonal acne. Discover more about hormonal acne and its treatment.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Acne
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Women with PCOS have a hormonal imbalance and metabolism problems that may affect their overall health and appearance. PCOS is also a common and treatable cause of infertility. One of the most common symptoms of PCOS is PCOS acne or hormonal acne. But this can be treated.