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For those who have experienced any form of acne and pimples, it isn’t
fun. Thinking a volcano is on your face, with everyone looking to see, one
would get a bit self-conscious. With important life events, such as dating,
school photos, or becoming an adult at 21, some younger men may think they have
by-passed the usual teenage curse, even with its raging hormones, but then they
see themselves struck with something that can be a confidence knocking
experience. It’s the adult acne that is quite common for males. Lifestyle
choices may heighten the acne and pimple breakouts, but hormones can
contribute. But why?
Hormonal Acne is known as Acne Vulgaris. It can be anything from
whiteheads, blackheads, rashes, red skin, and deep lesions and cysts.
It’s classified according to its
good things in life – fast food, late nights, excess sugar, and alcohol - are
not always clear when it comes to acne. It depends on how the body processes
it. But with hormonal acne, it is the way the body deals with fighting bacteria
and the changes in oil production (as sebum), as a result of changing hormones.
It’s the clogging of the pores. The oil producing glands coming into contact
with a hormone called DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which produces more oil. The
add the white blood cells then attack the bacteria, and that’s when spots
appear. The usual location is the chin, but due to the stressful situation of
having pimples and acne, the stress hormones (which can add more oil), can
induce more spots to appear anywhere else on the face or body. So excessive stress
isn’t helpful when one wants to combat their acne.
some medical treatments may be the best bet for treating the appearance of
acne, breakouts, and minor pimples, they usually come with problems down the
track, like drying the skin out, which could lead to further breakouts over
time. With AcnEase, the treatments are
botanical based, so it helps the skin from the inside. Especially with hormonal
acne. In-conjunction with the botanical, herbal based treatments, diet may be
crucial to protecting the skin from further breakouts. Diet choices are also beneficial
to counterbalance stress hormones that can contribute to acne, and
testosterone, that often plays a part in the development of acne. Insulin
levels in the from spikes in sugar levels have been known in many people to
cause inflammation in the skin leading to breakouts. So with a wide range of
hormonal factors for males, the solutions are to limit processed, low sugar
foods, and enjoy a diet in good fats, such as chia seeds, avocado, and nuts,
such as almonds and cashews.
hormone testosterone is regarded as the hormone that helps with muscle mass,
sex drive, and even known for anti-ageing. But it can also influence the body
to increase the development of pimples and acne. Especially in areas of the
face, back and shoulders. Many males who work out with weights, have a greater
chance of having acne or pimples. This can also include squat exercises, as
that is said to increase testosterone levels quite well. So the solution to this would be
using one of the minor treatments of AcnEase, and a diet of fruits and
vegetables that would allow its nutrients to fuel the body, and allow easier
excreting powers. Also having colder showers after working out, and using a
natural cleanser based with tea tree or lemongrass oil would be beneficial. Sex
has also been known to be a great solution to allow the excess testosterone to
be used for this reason. This is why many who work out, feel they need to have
sex to release all the ‘energy’.
Acne may be a pain, where it can cause more stress, especially when one has to
look their best. But the AcnEase has the solutions to a problem that is very
common. With the botanical products and a healthier diet, including fruits and
vegetables, Hormonal Acne will be cleared in time, and to know that what has
worked with many women, can also work just has well for the males.