I'm Caitlin, I'm a part of the Adore Beauty customer service team. I have extremely dry skin but I also occasionally suffer from hormonal acne around my chin and jawline. This routine is how I go about clearing, treating, and best preventing my hormonal acne, to reveal beautiful juicy fembot like skin.
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What Causes My Hormonal Acne?
Hormonal acne is a tricky one and I struggled with it for a few years, so I feel like I have a pretty good grip on what works for me and what doesn’t. Everyone’s skin is different and reacts differently, so it might take some trial and error before you find what works best for you.
For a long time I thought, I wouldn’t be able to treat my hormonal acne without sacrificing glowy, healthy and hydrated skin.
I like to keep in mind that skincare can help but unfortunately with hormonal acne it is coming from hormonal imbalances in the body, and there are lots of factors that can contribute to hormonal acne flaring up (i.e. diet, stress, and other external factors). Personally, I try my best to avoid eating dairy as I find this causes my hormonal acne to flare up even more. I also like to take supplements to try and help my skin from the inside out as well.
The biggest issue I personally face with having hormonal acne is that a large majority of products targeted to help treat acne are for oily skin types and work to reduce oil production and inevitably dry the skin out – for someone like myself who is already dry, this is my worst nightmare!
The Morning Skincare Routine that Works Best for My Hormonal Acne
For me this routine really helped to keep my breakouts at bay as much as possible but also kept my super dry skin hydrated and healthy. This takes me 10 minutes most mornings - if I'm just heading into the office I'm ready to go!