Rely on targeted additional care
Have you found a basic care routine that gently brings your skin back into balance? Then the most important step for relaxed skin in harmony has already been taken. But sometimes your skin needs more. That's why I recommend that you supplement your basic care with effective additional care if necessary.
- Preventive facial peeling
From the second half of the cycle, use a mild peeling two to three times a week in the evening. This removes sebum and skin flakes that accumulate in the pores and prevents calluses, which can develop into pimples. Mild enzymes, such as the Santaverde enzyme peeling, are suitable for peeling.
Classic peelings with small abrasive grains also work, but should not be used on inflamed pimples and skin areas. You can find instructions for a DIY peeling in my article Make your own peeling.
- Soothing Healing Earth Oil Mask
Healing clay definitely belongs in the "Oldie but Goodie" category. And it is (still!) a real insider tip against hormonal pimples and impure skin. There's a good reason for this: Healing clay acts like a kind of magnet that simply pulls dead skin cells and excess sebum out of your pores.
This is even shown by studies: In a pilot study published in 2012, scientists from the University Hospital Zurich and the Berlin Charité had 133 subjects with impure skin and acne have a 2 to 3 times a week over a period of six weeks Apply healing earth mask with jojoba oil4.
At the end of the examination period, a reduction in impurities, discoloration and pustules by 54% compared to the original skin condition was observed. Pretty convincing, right?
My tip for an effective DIY mask against acne and hormonal pimples: Mix a heaped tablespoon of healing earth powder with a teaspoon of water and a teaspoon Face Oil. Let the mask dry on your skin for 15 to 20 minutes and remove the residue under lukewarm water with circular movements. Tip: Sensitive and dry skin types should not leave the mask on for so long, but wash it off as soon as it dries.
The balancing FIVE face oil for oily skin prone to impurities contains sebum-regulating organic jojoba oil and antibacterial organic oils from black cumin seeds and grapefruit peels.
Retinol is a form of vitamin A that is often used in acne therapy1. Because you're killing several birds with one stone. The active ingredient boosts cell regeneration and ensures that dead skin cells are removed before they can clog your pores and promote bacterial growth2.
And they can do even more: their cell-regenerating effect also ensures fewer wrinkles and a more even skin tone (bye, pimple marks!).
Unfortunately, there are also a few catches:
If you are using retinoids for the first time or if you have sensitive skin, dryness and irritation can occur.
Are you pregnant or planning to become so soon, retinol is taboo. In this case, I recommend that you seek medical advice.
Pamper yourself and your skin with real skin & soul food.
We already mentioned the connection between our diet and impure skin above. Instead of the don'ts, it's about the do's. This is what you should eat if you want to fight acne and hormonal pimples effectively from within:
Probiotics, aka lactic acid bacteria. They ensure pure, flawless skin and strengthen the immune system - the phenomenal effects of probiotics on our health are hotly debated in research. Studies show that probiotics both block the growth of the acne bacterium Propionibacterium acnes , and can also have an inhibitory effect on the insulin-like growth factor IGF-1, which acts as an acne trigger applies5.
Good sources of probiotics are fermented foods such as pickles and sauerkraut, as well as apple cider vinegar and kombucha.
Prebiotics. Together with probiotics, they form a perfect dream team for beautiful skin from the inside. Because prebiotics act like fertilizer for your better half. In order to benefit optimally from the health-promoting effects of good probiotic bacteria, you should therefore integrate the two together into your diet.
Good sources of prebiotics are onions, garlic and asparagus, as well as fruits such as apples, bananas and pears.
Complex carbohydrates. Also known as slow carbohydrates, they have one great property in particular: They are made up of long chains of molecules. Our body needs time to break them down and utilize them. This is good for our blood sugar levels. Because after consuming complex carbohydrates, it only rises slowly and flatly. It's different when we eat simple carbohydrates (pasta, flour, sweets and fast food).
They trigger an unhealthy chain reaction in the body. Simple carbohydrates lead to an increase in the levels of insulin and the insulin-like growth factor IGF-16. This stimulates the formation of certain hormones (the androgens), which in turn stimulate sebum production - this can result in hormonal pimples.
Good sources of complex carbohydrates include brown rice, quinoa, potatoes, oatmeal, legumes, and whole wheat bread.
You can get even more tips on the right diet for clear skin in my article Nutrition against pimples: How to reduce impurities.
Conclusion: With the right strategy, you can effectively fight hormonal pimples!
In this article I have shown you what hormonal pimples are, how you can recognize them and what really helps against hormonal acne in adulthood. Finally, I would like to encourage you and me to accept us as we are. Each of us has flaws, there is no such thing as perfect skin. Treat yourself to conscious self-care on a regular basis, do what makes you happy and integrate skin-pampering care products with soothing ingredients into your daily skincare routine.
Here you can get the FIVE face serum with precious rose water from organic Damask roses and the antibacterial Discover FIVE Facial Oil Balance.
I wish you all the best!