Many women are not paying attention to their lifestyle and diet which affects their elimination organs and skin. Hormonal acne is not a simple problem and can’t be compared to the occasional zit we all get sometimes.
How hormones affect your skin
The most common cause of hormonal acne is a serious endocrine imbalance in the body with the majority of women experiencing it when they’re ovulating or just before their period. From a hormonal perspective, this makes perfect sense as it is the time when both estrogen and testosterone are at their peak. In women whose endocrine systems work optimally, estrogen and testosterone won’t be a problem, but in women whose endocrine system is disrupted, the hormones accumulate over time and can’t be properly removed. This may result in estrogen dominance and skin inflammation, while the extra testosterone can stimulate the sebaceous glands to produce more oil. This effect may be enhanced just before the period as the blood is coming to the surface of the skin and may cause acne and redness. This may also make you more prone to hair loss or growth as testosterone affects your follicles.
The skin is the largest elimination organ in the body and it works together with other important elimination organs such as the liver, large intestine and the lymphatic system. Everything you eat and use on your body must be thoroughly processed and eliminated in order for your system to work properly. Acne can’t be treated with creams or pills – the problem can only be resolved if you change your diet and lifestyle. Here are some tips on how to eliminate hormonal acne:
Avoid eating dairy and gluten products
This will inflame your intestines and make matters worse.
Avoid eating soybeans
Soybeans are present in many foods and supplements, so make sure to always read the label before buying something.
Avoid eating peanuts
People allergic to peanuts may have an adverse reaction such as swelling of the skin and rashes.
Avoid using canola, sunflower and vegetable oils on your food
These cooking oils contain omega-6 fatty acids instead of omega-3 fatty acids which cause inflammation in the skin.
Avoid black tea and caffeine
Both coffee and black tea may deprive your body of essential nutrients and affect the immune response of the skin.
Here’s a remedy that will regulate your endocrine system:
- ½ a cup of cilantro
- ½ a cup of coconut water
- ½ a green apple
- ½ a cucumber
- ½ a lemon
- 2 celery stalks
- 4 romaine lettuce leaves
- 4 strawberries
Just mix all the ingredients in a blender and drink half a cup of the remedy in the morning on an empty stomach for a month. This remedy will restore the beneficial bacteria in your body such as probiotics which are crucial for proper digestion and health. These bacteria also release an enzyme that metabolizes estrogen and will regulate your hormones. Take a probiotic supplement every day to make sure you have enough beneficial bacteria in your body.