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PCOS Acne Cure – Quick Ways to Reduce Acne While Treating PCOS

PCOS Acne Cure
PCOS Acne Cure?

One symptom of PCOS that can be frustrating and embarrassing is the acne that becomes a chronic problem for some women. A PCOS acne cure is sometimes desperately needed by these women whose self esteem can be ravaged by this symptom and these are ways to combat acne directly.

Like anything I recommend on this site an acne cure is not a once shot thing from a miracle pill but is instead a natural and holistic way of dealing with the problems. You can try all the acne creams and ointments but in the end this will not work because the underlying condition which is your hormonal imbalances will make them come back again and again if you are predisposed to acne with PCOS.

Another reason why you should not trust the phramcy and doctors is that some of the newer “miracle drugs” like Accutane or Isotretinoin have a list of harmful side effects that you need to know about.

  • From the mild ones such as: dry lips, dry eyes, nosebleeds, extremely dry skin, increased sensitivity to the sun and thinning hair.
  • To the more harmful ones such as: Severe aches and pains in the lower back and large joints, major allergy reactions including moderate rashes and difficulty to breath, vision problems, hearing loss, permanent liver damage, persistent migraines and headaches as well as a rare condition called skeletal hyperostosis. There are also reports of these drugs causing birth defects in pregnant women or soon to be pregnant women.

In short, you owe it to yourself to naturally put an end to acne and save yourself even more health problems because it is hard enough living with PCOS to start with!

PCOS Acne Cure Tips

  • Beware too much Vitamin A – Vitamins are good for you in the right amounts. Vitamin A comes from green leafy vegetables but too much of these can actually damage your liver and cause more skin problems. Moderation is always the key.
  • Make face washing a better routine – Just splashing some water on your face is not good enough and so is rubbing too vigorously with soap or your towel. Instead spend a good 5 minutes steaming your face over a hot bowl of water. After this apply soap and lukewarm water and rub your face with your fingers in a cicular motion gently. Once you are done wash gently and pat dry your face with a soft towel.
  • Avoid Sugar – This helps with your PCOS and weight loss as well. Sugar is our modern plague and is in so many foods we do not even think about it. Make sure to cut your sugar intake and stop buying processed and packaged foods which use ungodly amounts of sugars in the. Fruit juice is also as bad as soda in many cases, go from fresh fruit instead.
  • Avoid Dairy products – Milk and cream and cheese though tasty are bad news for your body. They contain a huge amount of hormones that interfere with your natural state and lead to acne and other PCOS symptoms. It also causes mucus and produces sebum oil which produces acne in turn.
  • Zinc – Zinc supplements can be of help as zinc is known to reduce oil production in the body and the skin which can help fight against acne. This can take some time though and is not a miracle pill, just another way to help the body cope.

There are many more things you can do in a PCOS acne cure and following the advice of the guide I recommend on this site “Natural Ovarian Cysts Relief Secrets” will help you end your acne problems.

Another interesting guide from someone with the same thoughts and mindset as myself and the author of the previously mentioned guide is “Acne No More” by Mike Walden. This is a totally natural and holistic way of dealing with the underlying causes of acne to get rid of it completely. In fact of you follow Mikes advice you will also go a long way to solving your PCOS problems as well.

Foods to Avoid With Ovarian Cysts & PCOS

foods-to-avoidJust a quick follow up to my previous post on PCOS weight loss tips. There are also a number of foods to avoid with ovarian cysts and PCOS not just because some can make you gain weight but they also have further impacts on your condition.

A quick list of foods to avoid are:

  • Processed meat
  • Anything overly processed!
  • Too much dairy
  • Artificial sweeteners – Aspartane and others are quit toxic over time
  • Anything too sugary – Yes this means if you have a sweet tooth you need to adapt somewhat!
  • Hormone ‘enhanced’ chicken and meat – Your hormones are already going through a rough time. Stick to organic alternatives
  • White breads – If you must have bread make sure you use wholemeal not the white stuff that just turns straight to sugar which your body is bad at handling at this point

There are many more but these are some nasty foods to avoid with ovarian cysts and PCOS!

For more on how to shrink your cysts and cure PCOS if you have it visit ‘Ovarian Cysts Cures‘ to discover the information that has helped thousands of women be pain free.

What Causes Ovarian Cysts & PCOS?

Knowing what causes ovarian cysts & PCOS is something every women who has suffered from the associated symptoms should know. The understanding gained by uncovering the root reasons behind the cysts is helpful for piece of mind but also to begin to implement treatment as well.

First however we must distinguish between ovarian cysts and the condition known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).

  • Ovarian Cysts are a naturally occurring phenomenon inside a woman’s body. Most pre-menopausal women develop cysts at some stage but most are small and quickly shrink again. Others however can continue to grow and become very painful to which some doctors recommend surgical removal. This can cause its own complications however …
  • PCOS is a conditions characterized by many ovarian cysts but most are not of enormous size. This leads to many problems that those without PCOS but with a large cyst may not get.  So all women with PCOS have cysts but not all women with cysts have PCOS.

Click here for more detailed explanations in ‘Natural Ovarian Cysts Relief Secrets

What causes Ovarian Cysts?

r7_follicularovaryOvarian cysts as has been said are naturally occurring and happen when the follicles inside the ovary that produce the egg each month do not function correctly.

Usually the follicles go through a stage where they grow in size and release the hormone estrogen which prepares the uterus for the egg. One follicle will eventually release an egg and the egg sack then becomes a “corpus luteum” which then produces progesterone which is another hormone. This tells the other follicles in the ovary to shrink or dissolve and to wait for the next time around, this cycle continues every month as a part of your regular menstrual cycle.

This does not always happen though. A Ovarian Cyst is formed when the follicles grow but none release an egg. Because no corpus luteum is formed no progesterone is produced to tell the other eggs to shrink and so the follicles grow larger and larger each cycle as more estrogen is produced. This can continue until cysts become so large they cause extreme pain from pressing into your organs or twisting in your body or even bursting inside of you. Sometimes this will right itself before these problems happen if the body adjusts the hormone levels correctly and the cysts shrink. This usually happens but is not always the case.

What Causes PCOS?

ovariesPolycystic Ovary Syndrome has a similar root cause to over-sized cysts in that it is a condition caused by hormonal imbalance. The immediate reason for the symptoms of PCOS is that your body is producing more male hormone androgens than is healthy for a female. Androgens are male hormones that naturally occur in women and are essential for many things but when elevated these hormones like testosterone and others lower estrogen production which in turn means that eggs are often not released, stopping the progesterone production from a burst egg sack which causes the cysts to continue to grow.

This severe hormonal imbalance is the cause of the symptoms but not the root cause of PCOS. To know more about this we need to dig a little deeper and look at something called insulin resistance.

What is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin is another hormone in your body that is mainly responsible for converting glucose (sugars) in your blood stream into energy to be used for everything our body does! Insulin resistance is when the body does not recognize much of your insulin and so it become ineffective at changing glucose into energy. Your body reacts by secreting more and more insulin so that the glucose eventually will be converted due to the large amount of insulin but at the cost of escalating your insulin levels to a huge number!

This has consequences.

For many women this leads to PCOS as this insulin imbalance causes the ovaries to produce more androgen which leads to all of the problems you suffer with this condition.

For a complete guide on how to overcome ovarian cysts and PCOS from the root causes all the way up to the awful symptoms visit Ovarian Cyst Cures for more information.