Hormonal Acne & the Pill


Acne affects most individuals at some stage in their life. Onset often occurs in adolescents, however that doesn’t always mean it clears up in adulthood. It can often have detrimental effects on a person’s self image and can be driven by several factors combining to create a ‘perfect storm’ right there on your face, or even other parts of your body. Luckily, naturopathic and nutritional medicine can help to support skin health and resolve acne, no matter what age or the cause.

What causes acne?

Acne can be caused by a number of factors, often needing a multi-faceted approach when it comes to treatment. When you see one of our naturopaths we will look into:

  • Hormones
  • Dietary factors; both nutritional deficiencies and dietary triggers
  • Immune system function
  • Skin hygiene
  • Gastrointestinal health
  • Stress
  • Inflammation
  • Wound healing
  • Microcirculation
  • Skin as an organ of elimination/detoxification

By looking at all of these factors and how each might be contributing to your skin health, we can develop a treatment plan that acts relatively fast with long term results. The benefit of approaching your acne in this way (rather than just through topical treatments alone) is that your overall health improves too!

How can Naturopathy and nutritional medicine help acne?

Naturopathy and nutritional medicine can support healthy skin in many ways.

We like to use a combination of:

  • Functional and pathology testing to assess what might be driving your acne
  • Herbal and nutritional supplements
  • Dietary advice and strategies
  • Lifestyle tips
  • Skincare and hygiene solutions and suggestions
  • Referrals to appropriate topical skin treatments

If you’re interested in addressing your acne from the inside-out, and to help support overall health and wellbeing, book in with one of our fantastic naturopaths or nutritionists today.



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