PCOD & ACNE: Lifestyle, Diet & Acne Treatments

PCOD & ACNE: Lifestyle, Diet & Acne Treatments

According to studies, 30% of women with PCOS will get acne this is because PCOS is a hormonal condition which can create too much testosterone in the body, which can increase sebum and skin cell production, leading to acne. 

Here are a few things you can do about it at home to tackle hormonal acne:

  1. Get a complete blood analysis after speaking to an expert. 
  2. Eat nutrient-rich, whole foods for the liver. 
  3. Stay away from carb-laden foods like white rice, potatoes, cakes & milk chocolates and focus on decreasing that inflammation internally. 
  4. Replace your plate with low GI foods, leafy greens, seasonal fruits, high-fat foods, nuts and seeds.
  5. For acne, use topical benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid after speaking to your dermatologist. Clindamycin is a safe on-spot acne treatment. 
  6. You may be put on prescription treatment Isotretinoin (a type of retinol) in case of severe cystic acne and acne. The doctor may also prescribe antibiotics and spironolactone.


Treatments to tackle types of acne with PCOD: 

  1. Microdermabrasion: It’s is a non-invasive procedure that uses tiny crystals or other exfoliating surfaces to help remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells. 
  2. Gene Induction: It enables an improved micro-needling procedure along with an immediate infusion of a powerful active serum-like salicylic acid or glycolic acid. 
  3. Laser Skin Resurfacing: Fraxel laser skin resurfacing is an amazing laser treatment that effectively improves both skin tones and textures. 
  4. Photofacial: IPL photorejuvenation then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness, breakouts and fine lines. 
  5. Carbon Facial: Also known as a carbon peel, this non-invasive procedure involves using liquid carbon on the client’s face and neck and then uses a laser to blast it away. 
  6. Hydrafacial MD: Hydrafacial is a relaxing 30-minute facial treatment that offers consistent results. 

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