Acne And Menopause

During menopause, you go through night sweats, fatigue, hot flashes and weight gain.  And unfortunately, acne comes with menopause too.

Oddly, menopausal outbreaks stem from the same root cause as your adolescent acne. It’s all about changes in hormone levels. Menopausal acne shows up near the chin, jaw, mouth, chest and back.

Just like in your adolescent years, your sebaceous glands go into over drive, and produce excess sebum that can block pores. Because skin cells don’t turn over as quickly, the result is blocked pores which causes blackheads and pustules.

Fortunately, this condition is temporary. But what must you do while your menopausal symptoms run its course? One, get your hormones checked. Bio-identical hormone therapy is an excellent way to balance hormones without the worry of traditional hormone replacement therapy.

Two, re-evaluate your skincare regimen. As you get older, your skin changes. That means your skincare needs to change, too. We can help you there. Talk to us about chemical peels and facials.