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Understand the connection between acne and hormones

WHAT IS HORMONAL ACNE?

Most people associate acne with awkward teenage years, but for many adults, acne is still part of their everyday lives. While all acne is driven by hormones, “hormonal acne” commonly refers to adult acne. It's more common among women, but does exist among men, and can be identified by a few observable characteristics. 

It persists past your teen years into adulthood

It appears primarily around your chin and jawline

It usually worsens around the time of your period

It is resistant to topical products and/or medication

THE SCIENCE BEHIND HORMONAL ACNE

Hormones are chemical messengers that tell your body how to behave - sleepy, stressed, hungry. They also tell your skin how to behave - oily, dry, irritated. So, when your skin (or mood) is erratic, it’s safe to assume your hormones are also struggling to stay balanced.

HORMONAL IMBALANCE

Healthy, acne-free skin relies on a delicate balance between three sex hormones – estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Any imbalance can give rise to a domino effect of hormonal fluctuations that lead to acne.

Estrogen is responsible for a variety of functions like menstrual cycle, sleep quality, mood, and skin health. Estrogens can be classified as “good” or “bad.” The “good” are able to leave your body easily, while the “bad” linger, sticking to hormone receptors and causing damage. Since they stay in your body, too many “bad” estrogens can cause harmfully high estrogen levels, creating a hormonal imbalance known as estrogen dominance. 

WEAK LIVER & GUT

When there are too many estrogens in your body, your liver and gut struggle to process and eliminate these excess hormones, which then recirculate through the body, perpetuating hormonal imbalances and acne.  

Your liver removes the “bad” things from your body, while recycling all the “good” things. It processes everything from food, alcohol, and caffeine, to chemicals, medications, and hormones. If your liver is overworked, which it often is, “bad” estrogens aren’t properly processed and eventually recirculate back into your system, contributing to hormonal imbalance and acne. That’s why a healthy liver is synonymous with clear, glowing skin. 

FACTORS THAT IMPACT HORMONAL AND SKIN HEALTH

You may be wondering what causes high estrogen levels in the first place. While genetics plays a role, there are several other contributing factors. Everything from the foods we eat to the products we use impacts our hormonal landscape, and therefore, the health of our skin.

Eating well and avoiding stress can help maintain balanced hormones, but many of these factors aren’t in your control. The average person is exposed to thousands of chemicals daily. They’re almost impossible to avoid. So, while many of us do our best to stay healthy, we could all use a little help when it comes to keeping hormones balanced and breakouts at bay. This is where some powerful, natural ingredients can help.

A TARGETED SOLUTION THAT WORKS

The reality is, when it comes to persistent hormonal acne, topical products like cleansers and serums are often ineffective. They only address the surface level symptom, but not the root cause. While they can be a great addition to your skincare routine, long-lasting healthy skin starts from within.

 BALANCE is a dietary supplement containing a comprehensive mix of targeted ingredients that work by limiting estrogen build up and supporting healthy liver and gut function. In this way, your body can properly process and eliminate excess estrogens, so you can achieve healthy hormonal balance and long-lasting acne-free skin.

BENEFITS BEYOND YOUR SKIN

Chances are, if you're experiencing hormonal acne you're also experiencing the many other symptoms that result from hormonal imbalances. High estrogen is a major culprit of mood swings, bloating, irregular periods, and more. By supporting healthy hormone levels, BALANCE not only helps manage your skin health, but also the many other aspects of your health that are impacted by estrogen dominance.

MENSTRUAL & SEXUAL HEALTH

  • Heavy or painful periods
  • Irregular periods
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Fibroids
  • Decreased sex drive

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cravings

PHYSICAL HEALTH

  • Breast tenderness
  • Bloating, swelling, or fluid retention
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia or fatigue
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EFFECTIVE

Proven to support healthy estrogen balance, targeting a root cause of hormonal acne, rather than just the surface-level symptom. 

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SAFE

A drug-free solution developed with the expertise of professional biochemists and licenced naturopaths, and certified by Health Canada. 

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SIMPLE

A quick and easy, prescription-free routine that requires just 1 capsule per day.

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