February 18, 2021
When it comes to acne, it’s nice to know we’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, as many as 50 million Americans have acne at any given time. And many of us, especially females, increasingly struggle with breakouts well past puberty. Does hormonal acne ever go away?
Technically called ‘acne vulgaris’, this skin condition occurs when hair follicles (pores) get plugged up with oil and dead skin cells. Inflammation is another agent of acne, along with bacteria known as Propionibacterium acne (p.acnes) that thrives in oily clogged pores.
Acne, with its 4 stages, varies from common comedones such as blackheads and whiteheads, to more painful pustules and cystic nodules.
Thanks to raging hormones during puberty, excess sebum production is common in both boys and girls. A spike in androgen levels, specifically testosterone, triggers the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum (oil!).
But for many women, the struggle continues long after puberty. From the infamous PMS pimple, to pregnancy breakouts and even menopausal flare ups -possibly caused by the imbalance of falling estrogen levels compared to testosterone- it’s no wonder Dr. Pimple Popper has a mass following, showing us how to get rid of acne!
Oral and topical medications, diet, supplements and reducing stress are all strategies for keeping your skin clear.
Vitamin B5 helps keep your immune system strong and promotes the healthy maintenance of skin, hair and eyes. Whether you’re eating foods rich in Vitamin B such as eggs, fish, sweet potatoes and broccoli, taking a B supplement, or applying it on your face as a serum, Vitamin B5 is one of the best ingredients for soothing traumatized skin.
Timeless B5 Hydration Serum works as a moisturizer while also reducing redness and inflammation. Studies have shown B5 to enhance the healing process of the skin and reduce acne-related blemishes.
As breakouts become more manageable, you can introduce more active ingredients to enhance your skin’s optimal wellbeing, such as Coenzyme Q10 Serum. Skin ‘behavior’ is constantly changing. Adapt to your skin’s needs by switching up your skin care routine, helping to maintain the proper balance of hydration and the skin’s natural oils.
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And if it all becomes a little overwhelming, you can always take comfort in this acne-busting myth - it turns out that avoiding chocolate and greasy food is NOT how to prevent pimples. So don’t worry about indulging in yam fries or your favorite chocolate (or two)!
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