Does it seem like one day you looked in the mirror and out of know where your skin just started going crazy? Sudden bouts with acne and hyperpigmentation for example can be frustrating and getting to the bottom of how to fix it can be twice as hard. If you need help figuring out what is behind your recent skin changes, keep reading to learn some of the triggers that contribute to sudden changes in the skin.
Hormonal changes are a common factor that contribute to changes in the skin for women. Hormonal changes are closely linked to acne. These shifts can stimulate excess sebum and lead to acne at different points in a woman’s life. This is because women’s hormones are constantly fluctuating. Acne spikes can occur during menopause, during pregnancy, and before menstruation for example. In some instances a doctor may prescribe birth control to help manage these hormonal changes which may result in favorable changes to the skin.
Are the changes you’re experiencing on your skin due to an allergy? Itching, redness, swelling and inflammation could all be a sign of an allergy. Please note that allergies are not only confined to skincare products, environmental conditions can also aggravate the skin. An allergist can help get to the root cause of the problem and specifically identify items you may have an intolerance or sensitivity to. Knowing your specific allergens can help you to eliminate and minimize contact with items that are triggers to you and your skin.
Stress can seriously contribute to changes in the skin. If you are under a great deal of stress or pressure it can negatively affect the skin. Too much stress can lead to acne, itch and rash. It is important to manage stress and monitor changes that occur on the skin when your stress level is high.
Certain medications can cause changes with the skin ranging from extreme dryness, sun sensitivity, peeling, and rash. It is very important to read the accompanying informational literature that comes along with your medication to learn about the potential side effects from taking it. If you have questions about a medication and its impact on your skin, you can always ask the pharmacist questions at the time the medication is dispensed or follow up with your doctor.
If you are experiencing sudden changes with your skin and can’t figure it out, consult your doctor for advice and options. If you do not have a consistent skin care routine, try washing your face on a daily basis with our Awakening Milk & Honey Cleanser to get things moving in the right direction.