Skin and Hormones

Help! My skin has gone haywire.

Pimples. Blackheads. Blocked pores. Acne. Cystic Acne.

Acne is supposed to be a teenage thing right? Only teens get acne when puberty hits right? Wrong on both counts. I’m in my 20’s, why am I still getting it? Short answer, hormones. It’s estimated the 50% of women aged 20 to 29 suffer with acne. Acne can affect women (and men) at any age however our vanity (cheers to the media) makes us more vulnerable to feeling pretty crap about it.

Hormonal acne is a whole other mood. Let’s face it, as women we feel pressure to look a certain way and be a certain way and when our skin decides that it’s going to make us resemble a gravel road, we don’t feel so good. While there are a number of fantastic topical treatments out there to treat the surface, we don’t always pay attention to the inside issues.

Most women will find that at some point in their life they will have a hormonal imbalance – yes, even in our early 20’s (especially then because, Life). A hormonal imbalance is a shift in the hormones that control all the functions from your period, to ovulation, to cramps, to hunger, to wanting to eat a copious amount of sugar and then cry because you forgot your phone in the kitchen and you’re already back in bed.

When your hormones are imbalanced one of the side effects can present as acne or the slightly more horrible cystic acne. But for arguments sake let’s just say all acne is horrible. No amount of concealer or foundation can cover it and the drying lotion that you saw Kylie Jenner promote works for one spot but then another pops up. Your hormones that work on your period and ovulation, Oestrogen and Progesterone are the same hormones that can cause a flare up.

Other outside influences such as stress (hello!) hormonal birth control (hello!) and dietary changes (hello chips and chocolate from Easter) can contribute to an imbalance. NuWoman BALANCE works to balance out the hormones which can help with reducing a flare up. Other recommendations are use a great topical treatment, work on your diet and try something to help calm the hormonal farm.

NuWoman BALANCE is a sister to NuWoman 30 PLUS – designed for younger women as we know it’s hard out there, juggling school/uni, friends, work, boyfriends/girlfriends and the weight of millennial judgement.

If you feel like NuWoman BALANCE might work for you, then you can find NuWoman BALANCE in online pharmacies and after lockdown at pharmacies, health food stores and our website. If you want more information or have any questions for us visit https://www.30plus.co.nz/what-is-balance/

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