You thought once you got out of your teen years would put your skin problems in the past. Then suddenly, you start noticing that a few pimples popping up along your chin and around your mouth. What the hell? How can you still be having acne at my age?? Well know that you are not alone, research shows that approximately 85 percent of womxn will see acne increase days before their menstrual cycle.
There are literally thousands of topical products on the market for acne.
The problem is that your hormonal acne isn’t caused by what is happening on the surface. Sure, the wrong cleanser, not cleansing at all, and environmental toxins can and will impact your acne, but in the end, hormonal acne is caused by four things.
- Hormonal imbalances
- The Impact of Stress/Inflammation
These factors are happening beneath the skin. Hormonal acne is the side effect of these issues and the only way to get rid of hormonal acne is to address these issues and the underlying causes them. No matter how much you spend, there just aren’t topical skincare products that have the ability to adjust the underlying problems causing them. The good news is that once you correct the underlying problems, your hormonal acne will get exponentially better.
First, let’s figure out if your acne is actually related to your hormones. (and BTW men can have hormonal acne too). Does this sound like you?
- Your acne is primarily around your chin and jawline.
- Your breakouts occur around your cycle
- You are really stressed
- Your acne painful cysts (versus blackheads and whiteheads).
- Over-the-counter cleansers and retinoids aren’t working
- You have PCOS
How to address the underlying issues?
Your skin is a reflection of your health and hormones. When you have hormonal acne, you will often see a few commonalities around diet and lifestyle. This is actually good news because they are infinitely modifiable which means you have the power and agency to fix a lot of this problem yourself.
Here are a few of the things that you can work on that will make a significant change.
- Manage stress.
- Reduce sugar, alcohol, and refined carbs.
- Move your body every day.
- Support your gut health with more fermented food and pre and probiotics.
- Add Brazen’s PMS-Hormonal Acne formula for the last 2 weeks of your cycle.
When you combine diet and lifestyle changes and Brazen’s PMS formula you can see an impressive improvement in your hormonal acne. The Brazen formula addresses the bulk of the underlying issues and your behavioral changes keep them from recurring.
How does Brazen address the underlying causes of hormonal acne?
I created the Brazen PMS formula over the last 20 years working with the cycles of over 10,000 women. The formulas were designed to address the most important factors which give rise to an abundance of those pesky, painful and annoying pimples.
Brazen’s PMS does the following magic to address the causes of hormonal acne instead of managing the symptom which is actually the zits themselves.
Inflammation is the chronic activation of our immune system caused by dietary and lifestyle factors that can play a major role in disrupting the internal hormonal balance that causes swelling, redness, itching, and acne.
Improve Liver Function to Support Hormone Metabolism and Balance
Addressing inefficient liver metabolism helps bring your hormones into balance and address the root cause of your hormonal acne. Poorly regulated estrogen and progesterone levels can cause elevations of testosterone. This can prevent ovulation and the estrogenic phase that gives skin a clear appearance. This puts you in the perfect place for increased breakouts around the time of your period. Additionally, the elevated testosterone levels produce more sebum(oil), changes in skin cell activity, inflammation, and colonization of bacteria which result in acne.
Helps Reduce Androgens like Testosterone
Studies show that herbs like Mint, Peony, Vitex, and Licorice significantly impact androgen metabolism.
Increases Blood Circulation
Impaired circulation can cause the tissue to become blocked, stagnant, and swollen which can cause increased incidence for deeper, cystic acne.
Supports Digestion/Blood Sugar Regulation
Blood sugar instability has been linked to increased insulin production and can cause your oil glands to produce more oil, increasing your risks of acne. High blood sugar levels contribute to inflammation and IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1) presence, which aggravates hormonal acne.
Reduces the Impact of Stress
Research shows that managing stress reduces inflammation in the body, so it can also help manage hormonal breakouts.
Promotes Healing for Damaged Skin
Our proprietary formula helps damaged and inflamed tissue repair and heal once and for all.
Major Side Effect
The rest of your PMS symptoms will get exponentially better.
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