Being a woman is amazing.
Our bodies are built to do some miraculous things. We literally create life inside of us. That’s major.
Our bodies go through some pretty complex phases to make miracles happen that can sometimes be unpredictable. Yep, I’m talking hormones.
Hormones have an important job when it comes to our bodily functions and they affect each woman differently. For example, some women experience acne a week before their cycle ends. As estrogen and progesterone levels decrease, it commonly causes breakouts along the jawline and chin.
And then there’s pregnancy.
I mean, talk about a hormonal roller coaster. Progesterone levels shoot up to take care of the baby, and pregnancy glow can turn into oily skin and clogged pores.
So what’s a girl to do?
Listen, sometimes acne is an internal thing. We can’t 100% guarantee that breakouts won’t happen because they’re part of our body functioning properly. It’s natural. But there are two things you can do--pregnant or not--to heal acne as the body’s response to hormonal changes.
- Stay away from acne-causing foods. The health of your skin starts from within. Many of today's skincare fads promise quick, lasting results, but in reality, what you eat has more of an affect on keeping frustrating breakouts at bay. Certain foods make your skin more susceptible to breakouts. This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them, just with moderation. Prioritize eating better for clearer skin.
- Avoid picking your breakouts. Instead, use the SBBC Cryoball to freeze away inflammation. Ice helps to speed up the skin’s healing process with no scars left behind.
If hormonal acne happens to you, know you’re not alone. Get in tune with your hormonal changes and ease your way into giving your skin what it needs to overcome them.