How I cleared my Hormonal Acne

I've never had Acne as a Teenager but as soon as I turned 29 in February of this year ... wham! Hormonal Breakouts hit me as fast as the Brangelina Divorce ... then can the Hormonal Acne.

What it is

Acne is a condition of the skin. It affects mainly the face and upper trunk and involves the base of hairs.
There is a range of severity to acne. The lesions in the skin formed by acne include comedones, which can be open or closed plugs that form at the base of hairs. Production of the hormone testosterone rises during puberty. This causes greasy skin because it increases production of sebum, the oily substance secreted at the base of hairs to protect and lubricate the skin.- Medical News Today

How I cleared it

Hormonal Acne is not a term used by in the medical profession as it's mainly used on the Internet and Magazines. If you receive a breakout at the same place on your face every month when you get your period , it is considered hormonal breakout. I actually knew it was hormonal acne because the breakout only came before or during my period and it was the same place. I kid you not , its like the same bumps kept re-immerging in the exact same spot and they left marks. There were a number of things I did to clear it which were :

  • Acne Face-Wash: Since this type of Acne was not severe , I got an over the counter Acne Face wash that was gentle. I used the Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Control which I used twice daily ( morning and night ) wit warm water. *Black African Soap is another great option to help with the clearing process*
  • Astringent: This was like my anti-septic which I used to give my face a completely clean and also to help heal the break-outs faster. I decided to go the natural route and use witch hazel, but you can use any over the counter Astringent.
  • Moisturizer: One thing with any Acne Wash ( even the gentle ones ) is that it leaves your skin dry! To combat this I had to use a moisturizer to make my skin supple. Again, I went the natural route and opted for Raw Shea Butter. 
  • Dark Spot Remover: Please be advised, this is not a skin bleaching product so you won't have to worry! I used Palmer's Skin Success Anti Dark Spot, Dark Spot Corrector which I got in Walmart for $6.75. It is recommended to be used twice daily for a period of no more than 3 months. I was skeptic about finding a product like this because I did not want to lighten my skin, after going through several of them on the shelf, I chose this because it does not lighten the skin. It gradually fades the dark spots. I can report success as I see where the marks that were a bright black have faded to a less noticeable color and my skin tone is intact :-) 
  • Vitamins: I decided to add a multi Vitamin to my daily intake because there were so many things I lacked from food ( as a picky eater )and these would add just that. The Vitamins I take are Vitafusion MultiVites and they have 50% Vitamin E which is great for the skin.
  • Bonus Product: Bio Oil, this was actually just randomly laying around the house and It has so many purposes. It is great for Scars , Stretch Marks, Uneven Skin Tone, Aging Skin, Dehydrated Skin. 

The steps I've taken to clear my skin might be a lot different from the ones you take as well as they might be similar. I wanna know how you clear your Hormonal Acne ... comment below.


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