All those tiny Hormonal zits, pimples and acne are basically the result of all those hormonal reactions taking place in your body. The most common culprits of hormonal imbalances include:
• Poor digestion/ low-quality diet (improve digestion with fermented foods!)
• Chronic stress (emotional and physical)
• Low quality sleep
• Physical activity level (too low or too high)
Here are 3 natural home-based alternatives that can provide you with the chemical solutions required to deal with hormonal acne:
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is considered an essential oil for spot reduction. It works by decreasing inflammation that causes acne. Apply 2-3 drops tea tree oil with 10-12 drops of coconut oil. Mostly importantly, do a patch test by applying it first inside your forearm. If you don’t experience any irritation or inflammation within 24 hours, it should be safe to apply elsewhere.
Citric fruits such as lemons and oranges having high acidic pH value can help reduce skin irritation, bacterial growth, and cease the formation of pustules. Peel an orange and squeeze out all the juice from it. Mix lemon juice to it and mix it together in a bowl. Apply this mixture on to the acne prone area and wash it off after 10 minutes. Repeat this multiple time for better results. It will reduce the excess production of oil that causes blackheads and whiteheads. It also reduces the fungal growth inside your facial skin pores and shrinks them, giving you tighter and supplier skin.
Include healthy fats, such as nuts, seeds, coconut oil, flax oil etc., in your daily diet. It reduces inflammation, balance hormones, and reduce androgens. Avoid using fats like canola oil, sunflower seed oil, and vegetable oil as they are too high in omega 6 and cause inflammation in the body.