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Hormonal Acne

Hi everyone.


I am currently 23 years old struggling with hormonal acne prone skin. I always get pimples in the same areas, around the outer of my cheeks and along the bottom of my cheeks near my chin. Iโ€™ve tried so many different face washes as well as going to the dr, but every time I think I conquer it, it comes back. Especially now that the weather is changing.


I currently just switched from the strongest Panyoxyl face wash to the Inkey List wash. I also use their niacinamide after treatment, and acne spot treatment. I have also been using this mask from Ulta- the hemp jelly anti blemish mask. I use cerva moisturizer as well. Any suggestions? 

Re: Hormonal Acne

Hi, @saraholeary3 !  I use salicylic acid, Paula's Choice CLEAR Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide 2.25 oz/ 67 mL (use one in the morning and one in the evening or rotate days), #The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Oil Control Serum 2 oz/ 60 mL , and Tatcha The Water Cream Oil-Free Pore Minimizing Moisturizer .   If you haven't been to a gyn, I recommend going in for a consultation.  Birth control pills also made a big difference (know that if you go that route, it's like any other medication and you may have to try different brands before you find what works--personal experience talking!).  Also eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, and...yuck...exercise.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Re: Hormonal Acne

I hate to say it, but the only thing thatโ€™s regularly worked for me is birth control. I still get hormonal breakouts, but nowhere near as bad or as frequent. Using a benzoyl peroxide topical treatment daily at night has helped as well 

Re: Hormonal Acne

Hey! I have really bad acne as well and Iโ€™ve done a lot of research on it and it really helps if you double cleanse every morning and night. Iโ€™ve been using the ProActive Cleanser and the Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser every morning and night. First I wash my face with the ProActive Cleanser and then after was my face with the Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser, after Iโ€™ll gently pat my face dry with a soft hand towel and then I spray the Tower 28 SOS spray on my face 2 times. After I apply the Malin+Goetz moisturizer and then Iโ€™m done.
You can buy the ProActive Cleanser at Winners or Superstore for $9, You can buy the Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser at Sephora for $12.99, I bought the mini Tower 28 SOS spray for 16$ I would definitely recommend getting the mini one first and see if you like it cause the full sized one is more pricey, The Malin+Goetz moisturizer is $62 at Sephora itโ€™s a little bit pricey but I 100% recommend it.
All these products are really working for me, I hope they work for you cause I 100% recommend them!


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