Here’s my opinion. If you’re an adult woman with acne, you should stop wasting time and money and just get your hormones tested.
Our hormones are, in most cases, intrinsically linked to acne breakouts. So knowing what your hormones are doing is incredibly worthwhile in your pursuit of clear skin.
If I could take a time machine back to when I was breaking out badly, this would be one of the first things I would have done.
I didn’t do that though. Because I thought it seemed too expensive. And I thought I already knew everything that I needed to know to clear my skin (partially true, but there’s things I would have done differently, this being one of them).
Here are the reasons why you should just do it:
1. Getting Your Hormones Tested Will Save You Money
Well, you tell me 😉
How much money you’ve wasted on supplements that don’t work for you because you don’t know what your hormones are doing?
I mean, the internet is great because it’s full of people sharing information that we may never have had access to. But now there’s so much info (ie. conflicting info), it’s gotten to critical mass.
It’s awesome, but the very thing that is awesome about it makes everything confusing af.
I admit to playing a role in that just by default, since I myself have a blog and share info. But it’s unavoidable!
The facts are, what works for one person and their hormonal imbalance may not be the thing that is right for you if you have a different imbalance.
But when you see people getting clear skin on a miracle supplement, it’s hard not to want to try it too.
Next thing you know, you’re still not clear, your wallet is empty, and your drawers are overflowing with supplement bottles.
(No shame ladies, you should see my own “supplement graveyard”, as I like to call it).
If you just get your hormones tested, then you can choose supplements and other strategies that are 10X more likely to actually help you.
In short, getting your hormones tested will save you money in the long run, even if it’s a bit more up front.
2. Getting Your Hormones Tested Will Give you Peace of Mind
You know that confusion I was referring to before?
The millions of treatment options?
Doesn’t that feel like a heavy weight?
Like inexplicable anxiety… like you’re never going to get clear, because you have no idea what da feck is going on and why you’re breaking out, and so how could you possibly find the right treatment?
Although you’ll never know everything about why your body does what it does, a hormone test is a great start to getting on the right treatment path.
Believe me, you’ll feel a lot more empowered if you know whats up.
3. Getting Your Hormones Tested Will Save You Time
I mean, I don’t know about you, but when my skin was covered in acne, I couldn’t clear up fast enough. I wanted it to happen, like, yesterday.
Well, getting your hormones tested is going to shave a lot of time off your clear skin journey. Time that was wasted on trial and error.
Not that it’s not going to be perfect. It’s not a magic bullet. There may still be trial and error. But there’s going to heck of a lot less of it!
Which means you get clear and start feeling confident a lot sooner.
Tune in to my next blog post, I’ll tell you which hormones to test and what the best testing methods are.
Have you had your hormones tested in pursuit of clear skin? Was it worthwhile?