acne and polycystic ovary syndrome

Acne and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Hormone and Skin Care Treatment

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Acne, PCOS Leave a Comment

In cases of acne and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), acne can appear on the face, neck, chest, and back. Imbalances of androgens, insulin, and inflammation can cause acne to be deep, cystic, and painful. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal condition that presents with several hormone symptoms beyond cystic acne. For some women, this means weight gain. For …

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What Causes Rosacea on Face: Treating Rosacea Naturally

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Acne, Balancing Your Hormones, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Perimenopause/ Menopause, Sex Hormones, The Pill Leave a Comment

Rosacea is a common, chronic skin condition that affects the face and sometimes the eyes, as well. While not a debilitating condition, it can impact an individual’s confidence and mental health when struggling with persistent red, irritated skin. It’s common for rosacea on face, chest, neck, and ears to be associated with anxiety and depression, as we’ll discuss. We’ve known …

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Acne in Pregnancy: What to Do When You’re Pregnant with Acne

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Acne, Pregnancy Leave a Comment

People often talk about the “pregnancy glow”—that elusive radiance that’s supposed to come with growing a tiny human. But what isn’t often talked about is how common it is to be pregnant with acne.  Acne is a chronic inflammatory condition with links to genetics, environment, and—yep, you guessed it—hormones. The hormone connection is why acne is common in the teen …

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The 10 Best Vitamins and Supplements for Hormonal Acne

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Acne, Herbs & Supplements Leave a Comment

If you deal with hormonal acne, you know how frustrating it can be. People assume that hormonal acne stops after puberty, but that’s not always the case. In fact, many women continue to deal with hormonal acne well into their 20s and 30s and even during perimenopause. There are several reasons people get breakouts, but primarily hormonal acne is related …

Want to Treat Hormonal Acne Naturally? Things to Try Before Birth Control

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Acne, Balancing Your Hormones, Post-Birth Control Acne Leave a Comment

If you make an appointment to see your doctor about hormonal acne, chances are you’ll leave with a prescription for birth control. Hormonal birth control is a go-to for hormonal acne, but the truth is that it comes with its own set of side effects and it doesn’t always work.. I often get requests from patients, readers and social media …

How to Address Hormonal Acne With Changes to Your Diet

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Acne, Sex Hormones Leave a Comment

Many women deal with hormonal acne caused by changes in the body’s hormonal balance. While common, I know it can be incredibly frustrating and impact your self-esteem and confidence. There are many treatments for acne, but I’ve found that a few diet changes can significantly improve symptoms. The food we eat directly impacts our hormones, including those that trigger acne. …