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Menopause Skincare: Why Am I Getting Acne?

    Why do women get acne during menopause?

    Acne and menopause? Really? I thought I was done with that in my teens!

    Some women experience acne during menopause. This is likely due to a drop in estrogen levels or an increase in androgen hormones like testosterone. This hormone imbalance between estrogen and androgen further increases due to a decrease in SHBG levels, also known as sex hormone binding globulin levels, This is called postmenopausal hyperandrogenism, which can lead to acne flare ups.

    You may still experience menopausal acne even if you’re using hormone replacement therapies to ease your symptoms. Someone once told me that going through menopause is like going through puberty backwards.

    So, when puberty happens, your hormones are exploding. You feel like full of life and what not, and you have all this energy and then in menopause your hormones are declining and you’re going back to that pre puberty stage.

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