During the process of growing, every woman experiences a sudden transition of feeling like a fully functioning woman to feeling like a teenager, especially those dealing with imbalanced hormones. Unfortunately, they have to deal with hormonal imbalance called polycystic ovary syndrome, appearance of acne and changes in their period.
It should be mentioned that hormonal acne are quite different that the occasional blemish and the worst part is that most solutions found on the market like benzoyl perodixide, Retin-A and antibiotics cause more harm than good.
HOW HORMONES AFFECT YOUR SKIN
Women who are around mid-cycle or before their period get affected by endocrine imbalance which is considered as the root cause of hormonal acne. Both estrogen and testosterone are at their higher point In the cycle. Nevertheless, they are not the reason why the endocrine system is not working properly.
Women dealing with hormonal imbalances are prevented to carry out detoxification and if they consume unhealthy foods, their elimination organs like the skin will be at risk as well. Due to the fact that before the period the blood comes closer to the skin’s surface, these effects are higher at that particular point.
WHAT TO SKIP
Dairy products contain synthetic hormones and they are pro-inflammatory food as well and their consumption leads to leaky gut syndrome.
Gluten is also a strong pro-inflammatory food, which is why it needs to be eliminated from your daily diet.
Soy contains phytoestrognes in their content which contributes to acne to those who are hormonally sensitive. In order to prevent the appearance of acne, make sure to read the labels well because soy can appear in unexpected places like supplements.
The consumption of peanuts can cause skin inflammation and breakouts.
Drinking caffeine can affect skin’s immune response since it deprives your body of B vitamins, zinc and magnesium.
- Canola, sunflower, safflower, and vegetable oil
These are a rich source of omega-6 fats which lead to skin inflammation.
WHAT TO EMBRACE
- Get the right nutrients
Clear Skin Juice Recipe: half a cucumber, four frozen strawberries, half a green apple, half a cup of cilantro, four leaves of romaine lettuce, and the juice of half a lemon.
- Replenish good bacteria
Good bacteria are crucial for proper gut health and balanced hormones, so start taking probiotics.
- Go organic with your beauty products
Make sure to avoid the consumption of products containing the following ingredients:
- Endocrine-disrupting phthalates (look for the acronyms DBP and DEHP
- Sodium lauryl sulfates and ether sulfates (look for the acronyms SLS and SLES)
- Parabens (including methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl)
- Anolamines (look for the acronyms DEA, TEA, MEA)
- Petrolatum or petroleum jelly