Submit your skincare questions to Dr. Agnes, CEO of Herborium and natural medicine expert
So what other
myths prevent men from having clear skin?
The reality is that most acne can be traced back to
fluctuations in hormone levels. A common misunderstanding is that men have
testosterone and women estrogen and progesterone; the truth is that both - males
and females have a balance of all three hormones. The primary cause of the
formation of acne is a fluctuation in androgens (male's hormones) and in
particular testosterone, DHEAS (dihyroepiandrosterone sulfate) and DHT
(dehydrotestosterone). Elevation in these hormones can lead to over secretion
by the sebaceous glands and the onset of acne formation.
The most common period of life
when the adrenal glands start to produce these hormones is at the onset of
puberty. This helps explain why oily skin and acne are so prevalent among
teenagers. Naturally, since boys have more "male" hormones, teen acne
tends to be more severe in males. If untreated, teen acne may last way after
teenage years and many men may experience a fluctuation of hormones into their
thirties or even forties. Untreated acne
will leave them not only with skin scars but also.... psychological scars. After all men are “disadvantaged” , as they
don’t routinely use makeup to cover up
imperfections in their skin.
Health and skin care tips for men
TREAT YOUR ACNE NATURALLY
Believe: Men Deserve Clear