As an adult woman, you probably know that hormones have a lot to do with your acne!
After all, the relentless onslaught of acne at certain times of month seem to have a mind of their own, and it doesn’t matter what you do to the outside of your face… it just won’t budge!
Now there are a lot of different hormonal balances you can have (check out my Hormonal Acne Guide for more info) and it seems that nearly all of them seem to lead to acne for some people.
However, the end result of all of these imbalances is that it leads to your body converting androgens (male hormones) into an extra potent form of testosterone called DHT.
DHT is the hormone at the end of the line that directly causes you to break out.
Now, if the underlying issue is that your body has elevated level of androgens (ex. testosterone, or adrenostenedione), then the problem is that there’s simply a larger pool of androgens to potentially convert to DHT. [Read more…]