Women are subject to much stronger and more frequent hormonal fluctuations than men. The female menstrual cycle causes hormone levels to rise and fall continuously and skin is affected differently depending on the time of the month.
- Coming off the contraceptive pill to use alternative methods or to start a family can affect female hormone levels and trigger adult acne.
- Pregnancy has a major impact on women’s lives, and their hormones are no exception. Hormone fluctuations during pregnancy can impact on skin condition with nearly half of all pregnant women experiencing acne at some point7
- Many women also report skin problems such as dryness, rashes, blemishes and acne during the menopause.