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Hormones and Acne

Hormones and Acne

Health
You may have noticed that as a child there was little to no problem with acne. It was not until puberty that acne became something to worry about. The reason is the hormones. Hormones that are produced during puberty are known as androgens. These can cause the glands in the skin, which produce oil to become over stimulated and thereby create an excess amount of oil within the skin. Add to this an increase in dead skin cells and the normal bacteria of the skin and you have the perfect recipe for acne. In women due to the increasing and decreasing of hormones during the month, there may be more sensitive to these conditions during the menstrual cycle. Sensitivities can also occur during pregnancy and during menopause and are also related to hormone levels. Hormones do not actually cause ac...