Hormonal acne can be relatively easy to treat or very severe.
Whatever the case, and whatever course of treatment you choose, a consistent routine is key, as is enduring a waiting period of two to three months for said routine to work.
Even powerful prescription treatments can take a few months to really clear things up, and that’s the biggest challenge. People who get frustrated and don’t stick to their treatments get stuck in a cycle of trying and quitting too early, and feeling like nothing works.
Faithfully follow a routine of cleanser, mild exfoliation, and treatment product every day, and your acne should improve; switch products, or use them sporadically, and breakouts will return.
While over-the-counter products don’t treat the hormonal component of acne, salicylic acid, a.k.a. willow bark, a.k.a. what aspirin is made of, smooths away dead skin cells that clog pores, decreases inflammation and has a mild antibacterial effect on acne bacteria. I would even recommend using salicylic acid-based products in conjunction with benzoyl peroxide preparations that target acne bacteria with greater strength.
Benzoyl peroxide can definitely cause dryness and irritation; if you decide not to use it, know that you’ve got to be even more vigilant about the bacteria on your skin, so cleanse and treat more often.
Many theories about diet and acne also exist. Dairy and high-glycemic foods do seem to play a part in outbreaks of hormonal acne. High-sugar diets are known to feed bacteria; any diet that increases overall inflammation in the body doubtlessly plays a part. Specific diets, from Ayurveda to low-carb to veganism, definitely work for some people. I would suggest to leave something out of your diet for 30 days, see how you feel and how your skin reacts and adjust accordingly.
If none of the above works then there are many levels of advanced care: Prescription retinoids (Retin A, Tazorac, Differin et al) and/or topical antibiotics are the mildest, along with blue-light treatments like Isolaze, which kill bacteria and clear pores, with virtually no downtime.
Light lasers like Clear and Brilliant can clear pores and treat the red and brown tones left by old acne lesions.
Oral antibiotics represent a more aggressive (and unsustainable long-term) solution; birth control pills and hormone-mitigating medications like Spironalactone and Deldactone can get many more-severe patients’ acne under control.
Most aggressive is Accutane; while it can be severely drying and can cause birth defects if taken during pregnancy, it represents a cure for truly-severe acne cases. Used correctly, it can be something of a miracle for people who’ve tried everything and failed.
Most situations are thankfully much less dire, and can be treated with a firm regimen and…constant vigilance.
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Acne home remedy: Tea Tree Oil
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With its natural inflammation-fighting properties, a 5 percent solution of tea tree oil is less harsh than a 5 percent benzoyl peroxide solution and can be just as effective against acne, though it may clear up a little less quickly. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with between 20 and 40 drops of witch hazel, then use a cotton swab to apply. Try this remedy up to twice a day; more could dry your skinand make the acne worse.
Acne home remedy: Green Tea
Green tea has antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds that can help fight acne. To get its effects, use a cooled cup of green tea as a face wash or lay the bag over the affected area.
Acne home remedy: Honey
Honey’s antibiotic properties can help improve acne. Apply a teaspoon of honey to affected areas, or make a mask by mixing 1/2 cup of honey with 1 cup of plain oatmeal and leaving it on for 30 minutes.
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Acne home remedy: Mint
Mint can help remove pore-clogging oil. To help clear acne before it begins, mix 2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint with two tablespoons each of plain yogurt and oatmeal (use a blender to pulverize the oatmeal to powder). Leave the concoction on your face for 10 minutes, then rinse off with water.
Acne home remedy: Echinacea
Echinacea is traditionally used to speed wound healing and prevent colds and flu, but its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties can help with acne as well. Use echinacea tea as a daily face wash by soaking a cloth with it, or put a few drops of tincture on a cotton ball and dab it on blemishes.
Acne home remedy: Asprin
The salicylic acid in aspirin is a go-to for acne treatments, and the aspirin can dry up pimples and reduce inflammation. To take advantage of its benefits, form a paste by mashing aspirin in a little water, or dissolve four pills in 2 tablespoons of water.
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Acne home remedy: Chamomile
Chamomile helps decrease inflammation from acne. In a blender or coffee grinder, combine the contents of a chamomile tea bag with enough water to form a paste, and apply that to acne. Alternately, steep two chamomile tea bags with 1 cup boiled water for 15 minutes. Let the tea cool, then use a cotton ball to dab it on your face after cleansing.
Acne home remedy: Witch Hazel
Witch hazel can act as an astringent, naturally drying and shrinking blemishes. To get its benefits, pour witch hazel onto a cotton ball and wipe your face each morning and night.
Acne home remedy: Aloe
Aloe, known for its burn-relieving properties, can promote healing, fight infection, and even reduce scarring. Scrape the gel from an aloe plant out with a spoon, and apply to acne. You can also buy aloe gel from health-food stores—just make sure it’s pure aloe, with no added ingredients.
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Acne home remedy: Lemons
Lemons act as an exfoliant, skin lightener, and disinfectant to reduce the appearance of scars and prevent new pimples from forming. On a clean face, dab acne with a cotton ball or cotton swab dipped in lemon juice, then rinse with cool water.
Acne home remedy: Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains malic and lactic acids that can exfoliate, reduce red marks, and treat acne. For a DIY toner, mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water and apply to skin with a cotton ball, making sure to shake well before each use.
Acne home remedy: Acidic foods
Acidic foods like citrus fruit juice or vinegar can flush pores. Dab a little onto a cotton ball to help battle acne; gently swipe the cotton on the affected areas.
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Acne home remedy: Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties that can improve acne. Get the benefits from a taking a multi-nutrient capsule containing fish oil, or add more salmon, albacore tuna, flaxseeds, and walnuts to your diet.