I first discovered my acne was from an HI while in Alaska (pictured above) and was excited to know because understanding was what I needed to get my skin clear again. I hope this blog gives you the understanding you need as well.
Consider the following 5 signs that point towards your acne being from unbalanced hormones:
Start by looking at where your acne is on your face. Depending on the location of your acne it is possible to tell whether it is hormonal or not. Acne that forms around your chin, jawline and mouth is almost always hormonal. If it gets out of control it can sometimes spread to other places.
(2) Size, Shape, & Feel
Hormonal acne usually looks as if it is cystic, which means bumps are large and hard to get rid of. They can look like large, fluid-containing pimples and come as major white-headed bumps.
Do your pimples seem to become more or less of an issue around the time of your period? Though this isn’t a fool-proof sign, many people with a HI notice that their acne either lessens or gets worse right before their period.
(4) It gets worse when you eat sugar
When your hormones are imbalanced sugar can wreak havoc on your body. Therefore, eating processed sugars, sugar substitutes or things that your body often views as sugar when hitting the bloodstream (like breads, potatoes, rice, starches, etc) can make the body produce too much testosterone, causing acne.
(5) You have other HI symptoms
Acne from an HI usually tags along with other symptoms that signal you have unbalanced hormones. Common symptoms are: bloating, fatigue, grouchyness, soreness in your body (joints and breasts), anxiety, and unorthodox cravings (usually from being deficient of necessary nutrients).
These symptoms may sound like what a lot of people term “PMS”, or “premenstrual symptoms”, which many think are necessary to experience as a woman who menstruates.
But, the truth is that a lot of these symptoms don’t have to be a part of a female’s life when their hormones are balanced and in agreement with each other. Nope, not at all. A life without PMS symptoms is totally possible to live.
There you have them: 5 signs your acne is from a hormonal imbalance. Did today’s blog help you understand where your acne is coming from? Comment below and let me know if you’ve ever experienced any of these signs. What did you do about them?
Until next time, pursue freedom,