Acne is sometimes written off as a problem mostly faced by teenagers, and wrongly so. In reality, there are plenty of cases of adults who develop acne, even well past age 30! This is especially true of women suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal imbalance that can cause not just problems with ovulation, but also problems with the skin—including acne.


In fact, for older acne patients, the situation can be even more perplexing. Dealing with acne at the same time you’re trying to ward off wrinkles poses its own set of challenges. Acne creams dry the skin, which isn’t good for the wrinkles; wrinkle creams, meanwhile, are moisturizers, which can promote outbreaks! For the PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) patient, it’s a conundrum.


Eight Steps for Adult Acne Prevention


But not to worry: A diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is by no means a sentence to permanent adult acne. There are eight guidelines you can follow to help keep your skin healthy and clear, in spite of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and its effects on your hormones!


  1. Ensuring that you are regular—as far as your intestines go is crucial; when waste can’t leave the body through the rectum, it might try to leave through the skin, which can cause infections presenting as acne. Make sure your diet is conducive to regularity!
  2.  Tension is another big cause of acne; take deep breaths, or enjoy a leisurely stroll, to unwind.
  3. Are you consuming the right nutrients? A balanced consumption of zinc, Vitamin A, and fatty acids can help prevent skin problems like acne.
  4. Unresolved personal issues—the ones that prey on your mind throughout the day—can lead to tension, which, again, can cause acne to break out.
  5. Remember, too, that daily exercise is a great way to relieve stress and cut through that tension—which is good news for your skin!
  6. Change your pillowcase regularly. A dirty pillowcase against your face can clog the pores and increase your chances of acne breakouts.
  7. If you are going through major life changes—a new city, or a new job, perhaps—you might have pent-up tension that’s causing the outbreaks. Try something like journaling, or artistic expression, to get rid of that tension.
  8. Finally, if you are suffering from additional symptoms, like irregular periods or excess facial hair… you very well might have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), and should consult with a doctor as soon as possible!


Hope for PCOS


But don’t let a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) get you down; both the disease and its underlying condition, Insulin Resistance, can be reversed through proper dieting and exercise.

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Insulite Health, a Boulder, Colorado USA based company, is committed to reversing Insulin Resistance – a potentially dangerous imbalance of blood glucose and insulin. Scientific research has revealed that this disorder can be a primary cause of sleep disorders. Insulin Resistance can also underlie the increased risk factors for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) – a major source of serious diseases as well as cause of excess weight gain, obesity and heartbreaking female infertility.

©Insulite Health, Inc., empowers women with PCOS to transform their lives through a process of healing with their PCOS 5-Element System – the worlds only complete solution for helping women heal from the symptoms of PCOS and hormone imbalance.


Still wondering if the symptoms you are suffering with could be PCOS? Click the link below to take the PCOS Quiz and find out!


Robin Nielsen

Chief Wellness Officer at Insulite Health, LLC
Robin is an Integrative Clinical Nutritionist, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. She comes to Insulite Health with a passion for helping women live vibrant, passionate lives. Robin had her own struggles with health. As a teenager she suffered from digestive disorders, weight, acne and hypoglycemia. As an adult she continued to struggle with balancing blood sugar, adult acne, mood swings, weight gain, arthritic conditions in her hands and chronic inflammation. Robin understands first hand how symptoms of poor health can keep us from living the life we dreamed of.

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