Do Hormones Affect Adult Acne?
For a large number of women, the whole cycle of cramping, bloating, mood swings and acne pimples breakouts occur every month. It is commonly known among medical experts that acne is influenced by hormones, but the amount of study on this subject has been limited until recently. Dermatologist Alan Shalita conducted a recent research and confirmed that 50% of women experience acne pimples breakouts during the week before their period begins. This type of adult acne is known as hormonal acne. And in some situations it does not respond to traditional acne treatments such as topical retinoids and systemic or topical antibiotics. There are several signs that can help you and your doctor identify your hormonally-influenced adult acne.