Thursday, December 16, 2010

Why do women suffer from breakouts around the chin?

One of the most common causes of sudden breakouts, around the chin area, is a hormonal imbalance. Hormones play a role in the skin's production of oil. When the hormones become unbalanced excess oil is produced, which can lead to acne. Women in particular can suffer quite badly from hormonal acne because they are susceptible to many hormonal changes. Things like the monthly cycle, contraception and pregnancy can all disrupt the delicate balance of hormones.

When a woman's progesterone levels spike the oil glands are over stimulated, causing them to produce excess oil. This is turn can lead to breakouts. Unfortunately for women hormonal break outs can be quite obvious because they frequently appear as papules on the skins surface. Papules are solid raised pimples which do not contain pus; therefore no amount of squeezing will reduce them. The good news, however is that hormonal acne isn't usually widespread across the face. Hormonal acne typically only occurs on the lower half of the face especially around the chin, mouth and jaw line.
-Apply a few drops of lavender essential oil to the spot. Lavender possesses antibacterial and healing properties and helps reduce redness and inflammation.
-Consult your doctor, and get your hormone balance checked. If you want to do the treatment the natural way just ask him (diet, exercise, vitamins)
-Cleanse your face morning and night, apply a ice cube to your papule to reduce the redness and swelling.

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