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PCOS and Acne

PCOS and Acne

While not everyone who has PCOS has acne, if you have PCOS, you may be at an increased risk of experiencing symptoms of acne and breakouts.
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If you have PCOS-related acne, you’re likely to experience knots underneath your skin as well as lesions around the menstrual phase of your cycle.
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These breakouts usually occur in the hormonally charged areas of your face including your upper neck, jawline, chin, and cheeks.
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Why are those with PCOS at an increased risk for acne and breakouts?
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Many women with PCOS are insulin resistant—meaning, your body doesn’t process insulin well.
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When this happens, we often see a spike in the androgen hormone, which is responsible for acne and breakouts.
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You may also notice your acne and breakouts worsen with sugar consumption, as sugar directly causes a spike in insulin levels.
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When you have PCOS and your body doesn’t process insulin well, a spike in insulin will result in inflammation from the overproduction of free fatty acids in your liver.
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Making lifestyle changes like monitoring your diet, drinking more water, and taking EFAs are great ways to alleviate some of the symptoms of PCOS.
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You will also need the proper treatment and homecare plan to see significant revision.
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If you’re ready to take the journey required to tackle PCOS-related acne, book an appointment with us online at SpaMelissaAllen.com.
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