Menopausal Acne: Causes and Treatment

Acne. It’s something most women hope to leave behind in their teenage years, but that is, unfortunately, not always the case. As your body changes as it ages, you might find that you’re beginning to break out all over again.

So, why is this happening? What can you do to treat and prevent acne caused by your body’s changes before and after menopause?

Why Is This Happening?

Acne can be caused by a wide range of things from improper skincare to your diet, and, most importantly, it can also be caused by stress or changes in your hormones.

Menopause is a period where your body is experiencing serious changes in hormones, and this sort of experience can also cause you a lot of stress. It’s the perfect time for acne to pop up and catch you off-guard.

The Nitty Gritty

More specifically, menopausal acne is most likely caused by an increase in androgen hormones such as testosterone or a decrease in estrogen.

If you’re taking hormone replacement therapies (HRTs) in order to mitigate or alleviate some of your menopausal symptoms, you’re still not quite off of the hook for menopausal acne.

Your body will react to changes in any hormone, not just testosterone or estrogen. So, the progesterone that HRTs introduce into your body will also, unfortunately, likely cause some acne breakouts.

How Should I Treat It?

Acne is a natural part of life. Breakouts will happen, and, sometimes, there’s nothing you could have done to prevent them, so don’t let your skin ruin a good mood.

However, that doesn’t mean that some breakouts can’t be prevented, and at the very least you can at least mitigate how badly you’ll break out.

Around this time, you can begin to use acne facial cleansers. We recommend looking into cleansers with ingredients that both help acne and signs of aging, like glycolic acid. Last week we put the spotlight on glycolic acid and discussed how it works well as an exfoliator, and it also helps to replenish your body’s supplies of collagen!

Cleansers aren’t the only products that can help with acne either. Sometimes, just improving your skin’s general health can be a major deterrent for breakouts!

Our Luxury Concealer works to improve your skin in numerous ways from providing healthy doses of vitamin C to protect against free radicals to supplementing your skincare routine with hydrolyzed collagen, which treats dry skin–a common side effect of a lot of acne facial cleansers.

Naturally, Fièra’s Luxury Concealer also provides beautiful full coverage, just like what you would expect from any luxury skincare product. This means that it can help protect against breakouts while also covering up any unwanted blemishes.

Mature women love our concealer, giving it 4.5 stars! We’re so sure that you’ll love it too that we offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you’re not totally in love, then we want to know, and we’ll listen. 

Menopausal acne is a pest, but it’s not untreatable. It, like all desired improvements to your skin, just requires a bit of time and patience to treat. With a consistent routine, you’ll almost certainly see a marked improvement!

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