Dealing with Hormonal Acne

March 31, 2014
It's that time of the month... again. How do you know? Oh, just the mountains that have developed all over your face. It's a clear indicator that Aunt Flo is about to visit. Hormonal acne is a huge pain and nearly impossible to escape. Even if you have perfect complexion you are bound to get those annoying pimples every now and then. I've been having a huge problem with hormonal acne lately due to a switch in medication, but I've managed to find a few ways to deal with these demons. Here are my tips.

1. Wash your face regularly. This seems like a given, but the amount that you wash your face each day can depend on your complexion. I have rather dry skin and only wash my face once a day. If your face is more oily you may want to shoot for twice a day.

2. Use a cleansing brush. Don't worry you don't have to spend $100. Ulta sells one for under $30. Although the expensive version may work a little better, anything is better than just your hands.

3. Use a spot treatment. Put it on at the first sign of a pimple. I like to use the Clean and Clear Advantage right before bed.

4. Always use clean sponges or brushes. You can find disposable sponges at the drugstore or use a brush cleaner like this one after each use.

5. Change your makeup. You may find that your makeup is making your breakouts worse. Always go for something oil-free. I love Neutrogena because many of their products contain salicylic acid to help treat acne. 

6. See your doctor. If nothing seems to be working talk to your doctor. They may be able to prescribe a treatment to help get rid of those pesky pimples.

What are your go-to acne remedies?

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