If your skin is breaking out, the first thing you do is freak out, then look for reasons that are causing this problem. More often than not, when women can’t find a specific reason they blame it on hormones and move on. Yes, hormones do play a role in causing acne but not always.
There are several other factors responsible for causing your skin to breakout. Identifying the difference between hormonal acne and other breakouts will help solve the problem better. So are you ready to find out how to differentiate between the two? Read on.
Causes of hormonal acne
Hormonal acne as we know appears due to the fluctuation of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone in the body. A lot of factors are responsible for causing this hormonal influx, the common ones include your menstrual cycle, sleeping patterns, birth control pills as well as stress levels. If you notice that your acne reappears on the same spot or somewhere close, chances are it is hormonal acne. This happens because an increase in testosterone also means an increase in excessive oil production, leading to clogged pores and ultimately acne.
Hormonal acne can also be identified by its frequency and location. If you notice a flare-up around that time of the month then it’s linked to your menstrual cycle. This type of acne usually appears on the lower half of your face, chin and jawline acne are usually referred to as hormonal acne. The reason being the production of oil in this area is higher than the rest of your face.
Causes of other breakouts
Breakouts that have nothing to do with hormones can appear on any part of the body and many factors are responsible for this. Using the wrong skincare products, leaving makeup on overnight, not following a skincare routine, unhealthy lifestyle choices could all be the reason behind breakouts. Bringing about a change in your routine or skincare products should stop these breakouts from appearing.
Hormonal acne and other breakouts can be treated with the help of supplements and the right skincare routine. Consult a dermatologist who can suggest the right CTM routine based on your skin type, problems and other underlying issues if any.