What causes spots?
First up, it's good to know that if you're suffering with spots in adulthood, you're not the only one.
Dr. Haus says: "Acne
is a very common issue usually linked with hormones
. It is now commonplace for women to suffer from Acne
well beyond their teens and this is on the increase.
This is in part due to a rise in stress
levels; many women juggle more and more in their lives and as a result of stress
our body releases a hormone called Cortisol.
Cortisol depresses the immune system and gives propinibacterium Acne
the chance to thrive.
on the chin, jaw line and cheeks are particularly linked to hormones
and this is why women in particular suffer flare ups around their menstrual cycle.
If you are female and happen to be on birth control, or have recently stopped birth control, this is the first place to look. A high level of progesterone often leads to chin Acne
Of course, our hormone and stress
levels are not always something we can control, so when a breakout occurs, it's important to know how to deal with it - without making the situation worse!