Men and women are very different creatures when it comes to hormonal ups and downs, coupled with the effects it has on our skin and the entire system, both mentally and psychologically. A prime example of this is the way acne manifests in men vs. women.
The accelerated hormonal development in pubescent and teenage boys almost always results in acne, but this is not the necessarily the case for girls. Women often develop acne for the first time in their twenties or even later -as I did when I kept getting acne past my college years and on into my corporate “professional life” (boy did I feel professional with a big boil/zit on my face).
Another factor that influence acne in women vs. men is the fertility cycle and the hormonal changes it usually triggers throughout the body. This is more often than not the cause of sporadically severe and moderate acne outbreaks in women, although the exact process is poorly understood at this moment.
High levels of the male hormones called androgens are the likely cause for premenstrual acne, since it is known that these male hormones do a lot to regulate the oil production in sebaceous glands. The higher the count of androgens, the higher the risk is of getting clogged pores (aka acne) with sebum.
While women have less chance of developing the same kind of male-specific severe acne that plagues men, they also can have a harder time getting rid of it, especially later in life past the teen years. What’s worse is that during pregnancy, women suffering from acne must only use topical treatments recommended by their doctor and are not allowed to use the drugs which tend to be more effective and immediate.
Birth control pills are a common way of treating acne, since they interfere precisely with the hormonal cycle and serve to rein in acne. However, the use of any kind of pills to treat acne should be supervised by a doctor.
One of the best methods for getting rid of acne is the ClearPores System. This amazingly effective system uses deep washes, pills and creams to cleanse your pores, kill bacteria and protect your skin against renewed attacks. It’s really the perfect choice.