How to prevent and treat hormonal acne
The symptoms of hormonal acne are common.
But if you have it, it can be incredibly hard to get rid of.
Here’s what you need to know to treat and prevent it.
If you think you have hormonal acne , talk to your GP and find out if you should have an appointment to discuss your treatment options.
There are different types of hormonal dermatitis, and hormonal acne can be treated at different times depending on the severity of the problem.
If the problem is mild, the most important thing to do is reduce the amount of sunscreen you wear.
If the condition is more severe, it’s important to talk to a dermatologist to discuss a plan of action.
You should also talk to family, friends and co-workers to make sure you’re aware of the risks of using hormonal products, and how they can affect you.
If your skin is oily, there’s nothing you can do about it, but you can try to limit the amount you’re using and to use products that won’t leave residue.
If it’s severe, you may need to get the diagnosis and treatment you need.
The most common symptoms of the condition are:Red, blotchy, oily, or discoloured skinItchy, runny nose and throatSometimes the skin is discolored, or there are areas that have red, blotchiness or discolorations.
Sometimes itchy, red or blistered skinIf you notice any of these symptoms, it means you’re more likely to develop hormonal acne.
Your GP can refer you to a specialist if they think you may be at increased risk.
Hormonal acne is not always caused by the same cause as other skin conditions.
The symptoms can also vary from person to person, so if you experience any of them, talk to the GP to see what you should do.