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PCOS Acne Treatment & Diet

PCOS is linked to the development of acne. Find out everything you need to know about PCOS and acne.

PCOS Acne Treatment & Diet

What is PCOS acne?

Some women with PCOS develop acne. This is a result of high androgens (eg:Testosterone) in the blood. PCOS women usually have higher levels of testosterone than women without PCOS.

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How to treat PCOS acne: What are your options?

Acne is a common symptom of PCOS. PCOS disrupts the signals sent to your pituitary gland, which is responsible for the production of hormones. This means that PCOS sufferers often have reduced levels of oestrogen and progesterone, and increased levels of testosterone which can increase sebum and skin cell production, leading to acne.

There is encouraging research to suggest that myo-inositol may help to reduce your androgen levels (male sex hormones) and this may improve acne.

Diet for PCOS acne

There is no clear information on which foods can bring about acne. In fact, on the NHS website they state that the idea that ‘acne is caused by poor diet’ is a myth. You can try to have foods which are anti-inflammatory which might help but it is not proven.

How can Inofolic Alpha help my PCOS acne?

If you are suffering from acne, hirsutism (excessive body hair) or other effects of hyperandrogenism, this is because women with PCOS often have high testosterone levels.

Myo-inositol can help to maintain balance in these hormones.

Our combination of alpha-lactalbumin and myo-inositol is 52% more efficient than myo-inositol alone.

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