Acne and hormones

Find information and advice on adult acne and hormonal acne. Discover how acne and hormones are related and how to balance this delicate equilibrium.

What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the sebaceous (oil-secreting) glands in the skin and along hair shafts become clogged and inflamed, or infected by bacteria.

Acne medication and pregnancy

There are some potent anti-acne treatments that should not be used by pregnant women, or women planning to become pregnant.

The pill – a cure for acne?

If you are in your late 20s and thought your days of problem skin were something of the past only to discover two volcanic carbuncles staring back at you in mirror... keep reading!

Middle-aged and acne-ridden?

Most people see acne as a necessary evil that will disappear along with adolescence. And for many people this does indeed happen, but others are not so lucky.

The acne period

Modern science has finally caught up with what women have been saying for ages: Acne rises and falls with the menstrual cycle.

Women with acne

You thought that when you hit your 20's it would be the end of your acne woes. Right? Unfortunately for many women this is not the case.

Acne relief in birth control pills

In the history of medicine no achievement has liberated women more than the Pill. But the Pill is not only for pregnancy prevention: it also combats acne.

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