PCOS Blog- PCOS Acne

February 24, 2011

Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) often suffer from PCOS Acne; especially concentrated on the jaw line.

Causes of Acne

  • Hormonal Imbalances

  • Insulin Resistance

  • High Levels of Stress

  • Diet high in refined sugars and carbohydrates

  • Cosmetics

  • Food Allergies


The best treatment for PCOS Acne is to cure the cause; are your hormones out of balance, are you suffering for Insulin Resistance, or do you have food allergies? Finding the cause of your PCOS Acne will help to cure it, indefinitely. You could schedule an appointment with your doctor, he or she would undoubtedly prescribe some drug, topical cream, etc., but that isn’t ELIMINATING your acne. It’s simply getting rid of it after you’ve already had a breakout.

  • Avoid cosmetics, soaps, and face washes that have chemicals, additives, and/or oil. Instead, use natural and organic products.

  • Wash your pillowcases every two to three days, as oils can easily get on these while we’re sleeping. If you’re very sensitive wash your pillowcases in a fragrant free detergent.

  • Get a daily dose of Vitamin D from the sun, at least 30 minutes of sun a day helps in treating PCOS Acne.

  • Exercise! As it helps to balance your hormones.

  • Remove refined sugars and carbohydrates from your diet.

  • Many women with PCOS are sensitive to dairy products.

  • Eliminate ALL food that contains partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.

  • Eat a healthy diet full of LOTS of fruits and vegetables.

After about a month of following these PCOS Acne guidelines you should be seeing improvements. If, however, you aren’t consider making an appointment with an acupuncturist. Also, Tea Tree Oil, found at your local health food store when applied to your acne can get rid of it!

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