Let’s face it. Pimples happen from time to time, however, there is a form of acne that appears due to an imbalance of hormones and typically manifests itself through under-the-skin bumps causing a distressing and frustrating issue known as hormonal acne or acne vulgaris.
Although it’s commonly associated with hormone fluctuations during puberty, hormonal acne can affect adults of any age. A number of factors may contribute, from birth control pills with high levels of hormones, during pregnancy, life stress, your period or even traveling can mess with your hormone levels, and your skin. This may be particularly frustrating as they are under the skin surface and can stick around for days.
Clear skin starts from the inside out. Eating a diet high in refined sugars and processed foods can impact your skin negatively and cause poor gut function. Consuming low inflammatory foods such as green leafy vegetables, fatty fish like salmon, olive oil and blue berries may help calm your skin and boost your antioxidants.
The number one rule when it comes to treating hormonal acne is a consistent skin care routine. Find a skincare routine that works and apply it long-term. Here is a step by step skin care routine for acne prone skin:
STEP 1: Brightening Cleanser (use daily in the morning and evening)
The ultra-fine powders in Lifeline’s Brightening Cleanser activates upon contact with water, releasing Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzyme powder that exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter looking.
STEP 2: Dual Action Exfoliator (1-2 times per week in the morning)
Glycolic acid and microcrystals safely exfoliate dead skin cells. Vitamins and antioxidants fortify skin for a revitalized complexion and newly revealed skin. This is a gentle exfoliator for sensitive skin and can be used at least once a week.
STEP 3: Brightening Toner (use daily in the morning and evening)
This incredible small molecule technology and cucumber melon extract gently peels away and removes dead skin cells, excess oil, make-up debris, and free radical pollution to help prepare the skin for additional Lifeline Skin Care treatment products.
STEP 4: Aqueous Gel Serum (use daily in the morning)
Upregulation of hyaluronic acid increases moisture channeling and minimizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles to help increase collagen up-regulation. This serum also helps reduce inflammation and redness of the skin, accelerate and improve healing of epidermal wounds.
STEP 5: Intense Moisture Serum (use daily in the morning and Night Recovery Moisture Complex in the evening)
With cucumber melon extract, delivers intensive, continuous hydration and protection to the skin. Formulated with proteins and peptides derived from human non-fertilized pluripotent stem cells, this breakthrough application works to reverse visible signs of aging while actively moisturizing, dramatically reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Lifeline is a groundbreaking skin care for hormonal acne, customized for you. It is always recommended to consult a dermatologist if you are dealing with uncontrollable acne to determine the underlying cause.