Chin + Jawline Breakouts = Hormonal Imbalance & Gut Health
I've been seeing this alot lately and wanted to educate....
Chin and jawline acne is often caused by fluctuations in hormones. Which means a disruption with your endocrine system. It’s typically a result of excess androgens, which overstimulate the oil glands and clog pores. Hormones can surge during a menstrual cycle (a week before your period) or may be due to a switch or start with birth control medications, hormonal regulation etc the list goes on.
Hormone imbalance can also be related to diet. You may have heard how diet affects acne but gut health affects acne because it changes your hormone levels — especially if you’re eating high-carb foods or dairy with added hormones. Why not take a look at your diet, start there and see if cutting back on sugars, white bread, processed foods, gluten and dairy will help reduce acne.
Your Esthetician or Dermatologist can also help create and customize a strategy to help combat stubborn acne. For example; while traditional acne prescription regimens may help regular flare-ups, there are specific formulations of orally prescribed medications and topical ointments that help, too. In my experience if consistent treatments, use of the right skincare and/or topicals isn't cutting it something a bit more may be needed. I've seen beautiful results with both. You can also reach out to a registered dietician like my girl Allie @restoredbyallie to get a more in depth look at what is going on, on the inside of your body.