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Persistent chronic acne is a problem that plagues countless
women worldwide. We typically think of acne as an issue that only affects
teenagers, but in reality, acne affects women (and men) of any age-in fact,
some women don't experience their first acne breakouts until well into their
30s or 40s!
are lots of products and treatments on the market today that claim to quickly
treat acne breakouts among women, but how can you be sure what they're saying
is true? The only way to know how to effectively fight against women's acne is
to take a look at its origins-both what they are and what they aren't.
While lots of women think they know what is causing their acne, the real answer
might surprise them...and you!
Women's Acne - Where It's Not Coming From
For most modern women,
makeup is a lifestyle essential, and there is lots of information available
today that makes the claim that this reliance on cosmetic products is the cause
of acne in women. Statements like this, while not entirely false, are also not
Yes, makeup does have
the potential to clog your pores, which can lead to a buildup of the bacteria
that causes breakouts. And yes, the ingredients in makeup can lead to further
inflammation of skin that is already affected by acne. However, this doesn't
indicate that makeup use is a primary cause of acne-rather, makeup simply has
the potential to further complicate your
preexisting acne problems - IT IS NOT HOWEVER A CAUSE OF ACNE.
Thankfully, there are
steps you can take to mitigate makeup's effect on your acne. For one, you can
reduce the overall impact of makeup on your skin by ALWAYS removing it at the
end of the day so that you give your pores at least a little time to breathe
easy. You can also decrease the make-up use by making sure you do not apply it
when you workout, go for a walk or take your dog for a walk!
Finally, look for
cosmetic products that are labeled as "non-comedogenic." This makeup
has been specially designed not to clog your pores and is typically easy to
find anywhere beauty products are sold.
if acne isn't coming from the things we put onto our bodies, then
where is it coming from exactly? Simply put, it's all in your hormones.
main culprit behind women's acne is hormones known as androgens. The most
common form of androgen is testosterone, and despite what you think, this
substance isn't male-exclusive-women's bodies produce it as well,
albeit in smaller doses. When the levels of androgen in your body begin to
fluctuate, it can cause the sebaceous glands located beneath your skin to
overproduce sebum, an oily substance that has the potential to clog your pores
and begin the cycle of acne. Also if for some reason a woman's estrogen level
drops below a normal level, it will affect the delicate balance between
androgens and estrogens and this lack of balance may cause androgens to over stimulate
sebaceous glands, and as a result, cause the over production of sebum that will
clog pores. In this case we talk about hormonal or androgenal acne.
There are several
reasons why your androgen levels may be in fluctuation. They include:
As you can probably
tell, treating the symptoms of acne (blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and cyst.)
is not worth the effort if you're not working to control the primary cause of
acne-that is an overproduction of sebum by your sebaceous glands. Without
treating the causes of acne, even if your symptoms do get better for a while,
there's nothing stopping them from returning when your hormone levels begin to
So, what can be done to
address the causes of acne and the different hormonal imbalances that play such
an important role in the acne formation process? All natural AcnEase
is a product that has been specifically developed to prevent the impact of
hormonal imbalances on sebaceous glands. To do this,
it doesn't directly affect your hormone levels, but rather moderates
the influence they have on your sebaceous glands and their production of sebum.
By fighting acne at its source, you not only reduce the symptoms of acne (your
current breakouts), but most important PREVENT new acne from forming (reducing
the risk of further breakouts).
Persistent chronic acne
is a reality for many women today, but by properly treating its origins you can
make it a thing of the past!
With a Promise of Clear