Hormones: can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Hormones are integral to our bodies and our skin. They regulate our emotions, our metabolism, our reproductive cycles, and so much more. Hormonal skin changes can result in skin that’s prone to breakouts, skin blemishes, dullness, and irritation. Or just skin that’s a little less than happy! Thankfully, our skincare can help bring harmony to skin during hormonal breakouts.
What causes hormonal breakouts?
Hormones play a major role in the clarity of skin. They are responsible for controlling and maintaining our skin’s oil production. Any changes to hormones can change the balance of oil in our skin – leading to blemishes and spots. Hormones can also aggravate blemish-prone skin by increasing inflammation or throwing our balance of bacteria out of whack.
Who gets hormonal breakouts on face?
Skin blemishes can affect anyone of any age and any skin type. Hormonal blemishes are particularly common among women, especially during menopause or menstruation. They can appear in the t-zone – the area including your forehead, chin and nose. They can also appear around your cheeks and jawline.
How to address hormonal breakouts with natural skincare
Skincare products can be a great place to start with skin blemishes, as they’re often less expensive than big ticket treatments. Always patch test first and if you’re unsure, see your doctor. Antipodes® products address skin concerns rather than age – which means any age can use these 100% natural origin products.
1: Be gentle
Products that are dermatologically approved for sensitive skin are great for hormonal skin changes. They are less likely to aggravate the underlying inflammation that causes skin blemishes and spots. Certified vegan and organic, Grace Gentle Cream Cleanser & Makeup Remover contains a powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient: Vinanza® Oxifend. This is a super-antioxidant & anti-inflammatory blend of New Zealand pinot noir red grape skins and sauvignon blanc grape seeds. Marigold bloom, also known as calendula, soothes and cleanses. Because Grace is an effective cleanser, it’s a great product for those wondering how to clean clogged pores.
Hormonal skin need not avoid serums. Apostle Skin-Brightening Serum is also dermatologically approved for sensitive skin. Despite its high concentration of antioxidant-rich ingredients, it won’t aggravate or inflame skin blemishes. Apostle is a corrective serum, so it helps to brighten dull skin – a common side effect of blemished skin. The formulation features Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi, a compound made from kiwifruit skin and sauvignon blanc grape seeds that’s clinically shown to help brighten skin*. As a water-based organic serum, ingredients are carried to the skin for maximum impact.