We’ve all had a bad skin day or two but are you wondering why you continue to experience regular breakouts? Is it recurring, painful, cystic or under-the-skin acne around your chin or jawline? Does it always happen around the same time of the month?

You’re likely suffering from hormonal acne. Hormonal breakouts and acne occurs when pores become inflamed in response to changes in estrogen and  progesterone levels.

Don’t let it get you down though, you’re not alone! According to the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, 54% of women over the age of 25 suffer from facial acne. There are solutions to clear up hormonal acne and the scars they may have left behind. Here are our top tips to get you back in control of your skin and give you #skingoals.

Step up the retinol treatments

Retinol has been getting a notable wrap lately, partly due to it being the ‘holy grail’ of the skincare world. With limited side-effects, Retinol is a great long-term treatment option to gain blemish-free, and glowing skin.

In acne patients of any age, topical retinoids are usually the first step for treating mild to moderate acne. Vitamin A suppresses excess oil production to help the skin slough off dead skin cells at a normalised rate, so they don’t bind together, clogging the pores. We recommend the Balense Intensive Retinol Serum available at all Australian Skin Clinics.

Talk to an expert and develop a tailored, daily skincare routine

If you think you’re suffering from hormonal acne, talk to a skin specialist. An experience dermal technician can outline the best at home and in-clinic services to treat your breakouts.

Daily skincare routines don’t have to be complicated to be effective, having a simple wash, tone, acne spot treatment, moisturising and protection routine can help create a strong foundation to remove excess oil, keep pores clear and speed up the healing of existing blemishes.

Invest in a microdermabrasion

Ensuring you’re regularly treating your skin to a deep cleanse, exfoliation and, where possible, extractions will do wonders for clearing congested pores and treating hormonal acne.

Microdermabrasions are an excellent treatment for all acne sufferers as the treatment buffs and sucks away the dead skin and debris, unclogs pores and clears congestion to help reduce acne, blackheads and breakouts. For severe sufferers, fortnightly treatments are recommended to help get you back in control of your skin.

Minimise hormonal breakouts with LED Light Therapy

For radiating, ‘wow’ skin, LED Light Therapy is a proven acne treatment and anti-aging method. The deep penetrating and soothing LED lights are ideal for targeting active and inflammatory acne while also eliminating acne-causing bacteria that lives on the skin.

LED light therapy is also a perfect choice to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improving uneven skin tone, reducing pore size to reveal rejuvenated skin for an overall youthful look.

It’s only natural for our body to experience hormonal changes that affect our skin, but by using corrective skincare and the appropriate treatments, we can help with faster healing time and get your skin glowing again, sooner! For a complimentary skin consultation, contact your local Australian Skin Clinics today!