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understand that when entering menopause, I may have to deal with these unwanted
hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and even bone loss, but acne?? You have got to be kidding!
Unfortunately it’s not a joke, the changes in estrogen
and progesterone levels are responsible for many of the symptoms associated
with menopause, and are also often culprits in causing women to experience acne
break outs during this changing phase.
This should not be too surprising since fluctuations in
hormone levels are one of the key drivers in teenage acne. The fluctuations in
hormone levels at menopause will also cause an over secretion of sebum by the
sebaceous glands. This over production
of sebum may initially manifest itself as oily skin but can eventually lead to
At the surface of
the skin, these clogged pores are seen as “white heads” and “black heads.” Once the pores of the skin are clogged with
sebum they accumulate dead skin cells and provide a perfect ground for the
growth of bacteria. This combination of
clogged pores and growth of bacteria is responsible for acne. Does this sound familiar? It should since the cascade of events leading
up to an acne breakout for women approaching menopause is nearly identical to
what happens during adolescence.
Since the cause of acne and the symptoms seem similar
between perimenopausal and teenage acne, you might think the treatment options
are also the same. The answer is yes and no! Topical treatments for acne are
age independent for the most part; they treat existing pimples and target
drying out pimples and unclogging pores in the skin. Care needs to be taken for women in menopause
to make certain these topical agents do not dry out or irritate your skin.
Young girls with acne are often prescribed oral
contraceptives to reduce the impact of fluctuating hormone levels on sebaceous
gland secretions leading to an improvement in the control of acne. For menopausal women, use of oral
contraceptives containing estrogen and progesterone are not recommended due to
the increase risk of clots and stroke. AcnEase
is one of the most natural and effective ways to reduce the impact of
fluctuating hormone levels on causing acne.
It is an all-natural herbal-based medicine that inhibits the impact of
fluctuating hormone levels on increasing sebaceous gland secretions and helps
the glands return to a normal activity.
It does this without chemicals, and has the clinical results to prove
it. AcnEase has one of the highest
success rates for a natural medicine (96%) and can be taken short or long term
to get the best results.