PLS HELP! Is this hormonal acne ?
- For the past 7 months my skin was doing really well i mean it was glowing and hydrated etc. i mean of course I would have normal period breakouts but nothing too crazy. - Towards the beginning of this month, September 2020 i had a sudden breakout on my cheek area (THE THIRD PICTURE IS FROM AUGUST 20TH, ONE MONTH AGO) and i’ve never really broken out like this before, it started with one pimple on my cheek and then it spread to my upper cheekbone. It’s been about 2 weeks since my skin has been like this and i am not sure what do to. In need of help ! *Keep in mind i do wear glasses but i clean the excess dirt or oil is left on the frame when every time I put them on a clean face - These are the products i am currently using MORNING AND NIGHT ROUTINE: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin pixi - Glow Tonic CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 but during night i use the CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion and sometimes i do use the The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution about one to two times a week or sometimes i’ll do the AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay i am not sure what is going on with my skin it was going really well and i was feeling my best until now, would love to get some feedback thank you 🤎!
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Acne.. where it is & how to treat ..
Okay so I run across a lot of post where people see forehead acne & automatically assume it’s fungal acne.. this is not alway the case. I posted a chart to help with comparison of bacterial (most common type of acne) , fungal acne & pictures of other acmes you might come across. ✨I made this post because a lot of people can not afford the DR/Dermatologist. IF YOU CAN PLEASE GO *if you can*. I have a product list that I’m making if anyone is interested. ✨ Fungal acne ￼itches ￼is mostly in your t-zone ￼looks like small bumps, they 8/10 don’t come to head (white heads, black heads, etc) -inexpensive way to treat fungal acne ￼selsum blue shampoo: use this as a face wash or a temporary mask ￼athlete foot cream: sounds gross I know, but the active ingredients used to treat athletes foot (which is a fungal infection) Hormonal acne (& most any other inflammation) I suffer from hormonal acne on a regular basis. Between just having a kid, getting back used to my periods, & other weird things I’ve treated this as it comes monthly. This acne can also take place on your forehead Treatment: ￼I swear by Differin gel- it’s a type of retinol that can be used every night ￼BHA- most common is salicylic acid. This is the BEST FOR TREATING ACNE. It helps with the calming down of irritation & inflamed acne. ￼Benzoyl Peroxide- Great acne treatment for spot treatment. Works best with inflames acne (red bumps, pustules, cyst, & nodules) Other types of treatments: ￼AHA- glycolic acid, lactic acid (mildest), mandelic acid, citric acid (be careful with this can be AHA or BHA). AHA is great for DRY skin. It’s water soluble & works on skin surface. This is great for pores, scars (surface level skin issues). This is an exfoliating acne & the reason it’s not brought up as an common acne treatment.
Purging vs. breakouts
I found this nifty chart on Instagram and though I would give this a share! The actual term for skin purging is a reaction to an active ingredient that is increasing skin cell turn over. As the skin cell turn over rate speeds up, ones skin will start shedding dead skin cells faster then normal. Skin purging looks like any type of acne. It can look like small, tender, red bumps on the skin and can be accompanied by black heads and white heads. Some other ingredients that aren’t listed in the chart above that can cause skin purging are benzoyl peroxide, lactic acid, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid. Chemical peels and laser treatments can produce a similar effect on the skin. Dermatologists say that skin purging lasts 4-6 weeks or about 28 days. If you are experiencing a purge that lasts longer then 6 weeks you should consult a dermatologist. Breakouts are when the openings of hair follicles on the face and body becomes clogged and blocked with oil and dead skin cells. When the clogged pore becomes infected with bacteria, it will form a pimple. There are numerous reasons that cause breakouts such as hormonal imbalances, unhealthy diets, excessive stress, excessive production of sebum, upon many more things. Same as purging, breakouts should only last 28 days (4-6 weeks). If a breakout last longer then 6 weeks consult a dermatologist. You should also discontinue the use of products that are exacerbating you breakouts.