Getting to the Root Causes of Adult Acne

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When your skin is unhealthy, it’s hard to hide it. Unfortunately, adult acne is a common (and annoying) problem for many. Hormonal imbalances and issues within the digestive system are two common factors that may be at the root of adult acne.

Elevated levels of testosterone in women result in increased sebum (oil) production. The oils feed an bacteria in the skin that results in more breakouts. This hormone imbalance may also be related to a condition called PCOS that creates issues with ovulation and fertility.

Natural treatments include herbs to help balance hormones, and a low-glycemic diet to help balance blood sugar imbalances that are commonly associated with elevated testosterone in women.

Understanding the relationship between your gut and your skin is also critical to treating acne naturally. Food sensitivity testing can be used to identify foods that may be an issue for  your digestive system. Including plenty of soluble fibre, in the form of leafy vegetables, berries, and seeds can be a step towards  healthy bowel function.

If you’re ready for healthy skin contact Penticton Naturopathic Clinic today. We’ll help you take the steps to get clear…inside and out!

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