For years, we’ve assumed acne is a teen-related issue. Think middle and high school. Are you having flashbacks yet?
But with the increasing popularity of Facebook and Instagram, and a growing social movement empowering women to be real, to be vulnerable and to embrace their natural beauty, it seems adult onset acne is becoming a hot topic of conversation. On social media, female influencers and non-influencers alike are reaching out to their followers more frequently for product suggestions and recommendations. Even celebrities are using this platform to seek help.
Today, more and more women are experiencing breakouts long after those pubescent years, into their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, and sometimes, their 50’s. You may even be surprised to learn that acne affects 54% of women over 25 years old. A majority of adult women—who would have thought?
What is the culprit of this pestering problem? And why adult women?
Let’s get to the bottom of it.
All acne is hormone-related, but due to the multitude of hormonal changes they experience throughout their lives, the female demographic is even more susceptible to breaking out. From their initial period to pregnancy to menopause and everything in-between, like stopping and starting birth control, women are victim to a lot of fluctuations in their hormones. In fact, it’s not uncommon that women who never had issues with their skin as teenagers later find themselves shopping for acne clearing and anti-aging products simultaneously.
To clarify, hormones cause acne. Contrary to the myths you may have read on the internet, this is a fact, and one dermatologists validate.
So, how do we treat hormonal acne?
Because the cause is largely internal, the solution must target the problem both externally and internally. This is what makes MD Complete different.
We offer a multitasking treatment product unlike anything else you could find over the counter. Citrus-C Healthy Complexion nourishes and calms stressed skin through a combination of Omegas 3,6, & 9, and other naturally derived, soothing nutrients. Plus, with the unique inclusion of a high-quality, highly concentrated Retinol, this serum helps regulate skin cell turnover to keep pores clear and for an added boost of radiance. Finally, expensive forms of Vitamins C & E support a healthy skin barrier and help fade post-acne marks for a clear, beautiful complexion. Through a proprietary ingredient delivery system, and this breakthrough combination of acne-clearing ingredients, Citrus-C is the perfect 2-in-1 product for those who want to address their acne and aging concerns.
But we’ve only scratched the surface on this subject. What do all of these hormonal changes really mean? Continue reading here to find out how you can clear your skin with the most complete approach.