How To Treat Menopausal Acne

How To Treat Menopausal Acne

Learn how to treat menopausal acne for smoother skin

Picture this: you are in front of the mirror, examining your skin, when out of nowhere you see a big, red bump right on your chin. What on earth is going on? You stopped getting breakouts over twenty years ago when you were a teenager, so why on earth are you getting pimples now? Chances are, you are in the early stages on menopausal acne. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, many women in menopause tend to experience blemishes in places such as their chin, jaw, mouth area and back. The changes in your hormone levels tend to affect the way your skin protects and regenerates itself, and at the onset of menopause, your levels of testosterone (a male sex hormone) may increase, causing menopausal acne. As your testosterone rises, excess sebum is produced, causing clogged pores and blemishes. Read Have Acne? Have Wrinkles? Find Out Why And What To Do to understand the hormonal changes in your body and why you are experiencing issues such as menopausal acne.

Fortunately, menopausal acne is a temporary condition that goes away once your postmenopausal hormone levels are balanced, but some women prefer to treat it right away before it gets any worse. One popular method of treatment is hormone therapy, where you get supplemental estrogen that can help ward off acne and blemishes. Topical treatments are also prescribed such as retinoids and Benzamycin, a prescription antibiotic erythromycin, which combats acne bacteria. Oral antibiotics are also popular, and spironolactone is a popular medication that decreases testosterone levels (and is great for decreasing unwanted body hair). Make sure to maintain a good cleansing routine and schedule a visit to your dermatologist in order to establish a good treatment regime. Check out 16 Best Night Creams for products that are essential for perfect skin (and some are anti acne as well).

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