Weren’t acne supposed to be a teenage problem that would end once you reached your 20’s? Sadly, not – especially if you battle with hormonal acne which is common among women aged between 20 to 40 years. If you have red, inflamed pimples that leave pesky marks and just won’t go away, chances are you have hormonal acne. However, you don’t have to live with it, with little care and a few changes here and there you can treat hormonal acne.
Retinoids in skincare
Include products in your skin care routine that contain retinoids. These are vitamin A based products that prevent skin cells from becoming sticky. This means these products reduce pores blocking and blackheads. However, retinoids should only be used at night when the sunlight can’t break them down.
Use a mild cleanser twice daily to keep dirt, oil and makeup off your face. Opting for a face wash specially formulated to target pimples will help. The Ponds Pimple Clear Face Wash germs right at the root and is gentle enough to not make skin too dry.
After thorough cleansing, apply a topical treatment that will reduce the inflammation and kill bacteria. These topical treatments are gentle and heal acne faster without leaving any marks behind. Consult your dermatologist who will prescribe the best treatment for your skin type.
Tweak your diet
Eliminate dairy from your diet especially skimmed, which supposedly has more pimple-producing hormones. Instead switch to almond milk and include probiotic supplements. Apart from this food with high glycemic index should also be avoided such as pasta, rice and white bread.