Many women experience a shift in hormones during their menstrual cycles, during perimenopause and menopause, starting or weaning off the oral contraceptive pill. This means that their skin can flare up, causing unwelcome breakouts. Hormonal acne is something that a lot of women face as adults, but is something that’s manageable. Here are some tips for treating hormonal skin.

Spot treat

Add Juvenil into your skincare routine to help tackle blemishes.  It’s also an effective product for teenagers with acne-prone skin and can be used on ingrown hairs that turn into acne spots.  Applied as a spot treatment, it penetrates the skin instantly, helping to clear the skin quickly. Ichthyol, essential oils and lactic acid have cleansing properties, while calendula extract has soothing properties.  It cleanses, soothes and promotes the regeneration of the skin thanks to the formula containing 95% natural ingredients.


During hormonal fluctuations, the skin can produce more oil.  When this is mixed with dead skin cells and bacteria, it can lead to breakouts.  Exfoliate hormonal skin regularly to eliminate dead skin cells and to keep pores clear.

Book in for a skin consultation with a Yon-Ka therapist

When you book in for a consultation and a treatment at your local Yon-Ka salon, your therapist will be able to fully assess your skin and prescribe you the best products to treat it with.  Along with the at-home treatments, regular facial treatments can play an important role in treating hormonal skin by deep cleansing the pores and removing impurities that can lead to breakouts.  Le Grand Classique is the ultimate cleansing indulgence for the skin which leaves you with clean, perfectly balanced skin along with a radiant complexion.

Reduce your intake of refined carbohydrates

During phases of hormonal imbalances, it’s common to crave processed foods.  However, when these foods are broken down into sugar, your insulin levels spike which is then followed by an increased production of sebum.  This can cause an increase in breakouts.  By incorporating more whole foods into the diet, this can lead to a decrease in breakouts.  It’s an effective way of treating hormonal skin from a dietary perspective.

Drink green tea

Replace one of your cups of coffee a day with a cup of green tea.  It contains the antioxidant Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate which has detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties which helps to minimise breakouts.