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Some triggers of Acne in Women

Post by on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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1) Hormone changes during puberty. During puberty, girls have an increase in male sex hormones called androgens. This increase causes the glands to get larger and make more sebum.
2) Hormone changes as an adult. The menstrual cycle is one of the most common acne triggers. Acne lesions tend to form a few days before the cycle begins and go away after the cycle is completed. Other hormone changes, such as pregnancy and menopause, improve acne in some women. But some women have worse acne during these times. Stopping use of birth control pills can play a role as well.
3) Medicines. Certain medicines, such as those used to treat epilepsy and types of depression.
4) Make-up. Applying make-up and cosmetic can cause increase in symptoms of acne.
5) Pressure or friction on the skin. Friction caused by bike helmets or backpacks can make acne worse.
6) Family history. If other people in your family have acne, there is a greater chance you will have it.
Acne can consist of whiteheads, blackheads and small pustules. At home, you can wash your face twice per day with warm water and a gentle cleanser or soap. Your doctor may suggest you also try an over-the-counter lotion or cream. These medicines may make your skin dry if you use them too much.
If your acne does not get better after six to eight weeks, talk with your dermatologist about changing your treatment.

 Dr Sheikh Mohd Saleem

Public Health Expert J&K 


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