The Ultimate Guide to Hormonal Breakouts
Acne breakouts can be attributed to environmental elements or poor lifestyles and habits. However, in some individuals, stubborn acne could be linked to genetics or hormonal imbalances. By ‘genetic acne’, we don’t mean that they have a hard-coded acne gene: there is no such thing! Some people are more genetically prone to developing acne.
Hormonal acne results from fluctuations happening during the menstrual cycle, which leads to blocked pores, ultimately resulting in acne. Spikes in oestrogen and progesterone levels in the body increase sebum production, causing the skin to become greasy. Excess sebum blocks the hair follicles, forming comedones (clogged pores) that can lead to acne.
TT technology, a science-backed formulation, contains a one-of-its-kind combination of actives – thymol and terpineol – which penetrates the skin’s surface, differentiating the bad bacteria from the good bacteria while maintaining the skin’s natural microbiome. Since it works on the deeper levels of the skin and targets the root cause of the acne, the technology is a more robust solution to mild and medium acne. It has been clinically proven that this science-backed technology can reduce acne from day 3 of usage.
Handling genetic and hormonal breakouts
Acne breakouts that stem from genetic predisposition or hormonal imbalance can indeed be challenging to deal with. But with some modifications like proper diet and sleep, regular exercise, and appropriate, non-comedogenic, and clinically proven skincare remedies, it is possible to work on the root causes, clear up blemishes, and prevent breakouts.
Here are a few solutions that have been popular over the years:
Solid exfoliants: They have to be used under supervision. Unfortunately, these make the skin dry, flaky, and more sensitive in the long run.
AHAs and BHAs: They destroy bacteria on the skin surface but end up killing good bacteria as well, thereby upsetting the skin’s natural microbiome.
Oral contraceptives: They target the hormones responsible for acne development. However, they have multiple contraindications and side effects.
Antibiotics: They can be given as oral or topical applications but cannot be used long-term. The accompanying gastric complications are well known.
Although these remedies may be effective to a certain extent, we cannot discount the fact that each has its fair share of side effects and drawbacks. While a solid and diligent skincare routine is necessary, the most effective way to work on these breakouts is to just be smarter about the different parts of your skincare routine.
Finding a promising skincare technology to help with acne can be the real deal. Fortunately, the TT technology is here now – with potent skincare actives that target the harmful bacteria and spare the beneficial, good bacteria naturally present in the skin.
The thymol + terpineol formulation penetrates the skin’s deeper layers to effectively kill acne-causing bacteria without compromising the skin’s natural microbiome by targeting bad bacteria over good ones. The bacterial load of Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis is higher in the skin with acne. This technology brings down the high levels of P. acnes and S. epidermidis to near-basal levels, i.e., to that of skin without acne.
TT technology is an expert-recommended first-of-its-kind formulation that has been clinically proven to reduce acne from day 7. The combination is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant.
Knowing the cause and choosing the right solution will help solve acne and prevent outbreaks, although complex and prolonged usage of remedies may be required in a few cases. Following scientifically backed and technologically driven skincare is the way to achieve your skincare goals!