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Alexis Thiel
17:10 28 Feb 18
I have struggled with acne for the past 10+ years and tried everything to get rid of it. Over the years I have spent a lot of money, tried multiple lines of topical acne products, dermatologists, medication, but nothing worked. After finding the Natural Acne Clinic online, the only reason I was hesitant was because of the cost. But it was absolutely worth every penny! Not only is my acne now under control, but my skin (and entire body) is healthier than it's ever been. I truly did not think these results would be possible in just 4 months! My skin is so smooth and has a healthy glow that I never in a million years thought was possible with my skin that had suffered for so long. Their natural approach to acne treatment is exactly what I needed. I would absolutely recommend this program to anyone. Don't let the cost stop you like it almost stopped me. It's not just your face, it's the health of your entire body that you are investing in!
Kelli M
22:57 28 Feb 18
There are more than 5 stars to be given to two women who can—without ever seeing me in person—transform my skin in a matter of a couple months. I heard about the clinic by googling. I asked a friend who lives in Denver if she'd heard of this place as she has similar skin issues—her dermatologist recommended she try this clinic because he admitted he couldn’t offer her what he knew they could. I joined the distance program, as I live in the Midwest. It was pretty easy to follow the guidance: tweak the diet, eliminate foods and products that hurt you, and use products that support your skin and the job is it trying to do. There were two things I’d say were the best: (1) complete and instant elimination of the paranoia of “what’s my skin doing today and what can I do to deal with it?” and (2) my skin looks better now that most people my age, even after all the years of acne—sure I have some scars from cysts, but I like my glow and texture—and that makes using make-up fun. I feel like my facial features stand out much more.instead of acne and redness. The downsides for me: (1) the program cost was a bit of a shock. That said, now that I’m in the maintenance regimen, the cost is more than fair for peace of mind and wonderful skin ($100 every 3-4 months, I guess). I’m saving tons in the long-run as I won’t be buying harmful chemicals ever again (that includes harmful hair and bath products). (2) the breakouts in the first couple weeks were frustrating—they were worse than what I started with! The coach helped me though. I could tell that my skin was improving on the whole, but getting clear was an uphill climb for a good 8 weeks. Get through that, and you’ll be cartwheeling around town. I’m 38 and suffered on-off cystic acne and hormonal acne and rosacea-type stuff for about 15 years. Don’t wait. Don’t hope and try what your friend with perfect skin uses--she doesn’t have our problem. Don’t do drugs, either. I highly recommend this clinic. Yours with clear skin and a smile, KM
Allison Mastrangelo
15:46 20 Feb 18
This clinic’s long-distance program helped me tremendously in getting more education about the possible causes for my acne. I was supported and held accountable while sticking to the program and the recommendations. This program is a wonderful option if you have already tried so many medications and skin care regimens. I found a lot of valuable insight and an improvement in my self-esteem through completing this program. My skin is so much clearer, and my body feels healthier. This was definitely worth it for me.
Lindsey
04:28 07 Mar 18
For the last decade, I tried what felt like every product, supplement, and medicine that claimed to get rid of my acne, to no avail. From the start, Nikki and Casey were attentive, understanding, and confident that their program would clear me, even though I had my doubts. I knew it'd be a substantial investment for me, but I was tired of throwing money at ineffective or unsustainable solutions. I'm 1 month into maintenance, and I haven't broken out ONCE in the last 2 months, which was an unfathomable reality for me 6 months ago. The products and supplements are top notch. After the first couple of peels, I could see a difference in all my past scaring and pigmentation. When I started seeing results around a month in, I decided to give up all dairy and meat in addition to their diet recommendations (not required). Whether it was from the vegan diet, probiotics, herbs or the combination of all three, I feel so much better! I have so much more energy, fewer headaches & digestive issues, no more brain fog and feel way less achy and tired in general - all in addition to having clear skin :) The only downside about the program was that it did cost more than estimated range on the website, and they were occasionally out of products I needed, so I had to pay for extra shipping or drive 30 minutes to the clinic to pick it up. Ultimately though, the cost is definitely worth it. I'm really grateful to the Natural Acne Clinic not only for my completely clear skin, but my regained confidence, mental clarity, and overall health! Thank you so much!
Ellie Powell
20:58 03 Mar 18
I would 100% recommend this clinic and acne program to anyone who struggles with acne and can’t get rid of it using topical products. I was a little skeptical at first because I have tried just about everything for my skin and didn’t think the “natural way” would be effective enough for me. I was wrong. It was a commitment to make the diet and lifestyle changes, but in the end well worth it. I started feeling better, noticed less breakouts. By the 90 mark of my 16 week program, I had SUCH few breakouts. I was used to getting 10+ new breakouts in a 2 week span, now I was getting 2, if that. I am so happy with my results, now just dealing with getting rid of hyperpigmentation, but they work with you through that too! You’re able to reach out to your coach whenever you need to, even after your program ends.
Megan Berry
20:50 01 Mar 18
After struggling with acne for so many years, it's hard to believe that there is something out there that actually works. The Natural Acne clinic is seriously amazing. They have taken all the guesswork out of the process, which for me, was huge, because I've spent SO many hours pretty much reading the entire internet in regards to natural acne cures. Not only was having acne terrible, but the endless search for answers was overwhelming and so emotionally draining!! They customized a program for me and within 2 weeks or so I started seeing less and less breakouts...By month 2, if I did get a breakout they were small and were gone so quickly...such a crazy change from the scary painful monster zits I used to get on my chin that would literally stick around for weeks. Each week I was improving and by month 4 I had no acne and my skin was truly glowing. It was so incredible. I still cannot believe I am one of the success stories! The program is definitely an investment, but it is without a doubt, some of the best money I have ever spent! Having clear skin has positively impacted so many other ares of my life. I am beyond thankful that I found this place...and so grateful to all the wonderful people at Natural acne clinic that helped me get clear! Thank You!!!
G Ludovico
21:21 15 Feb 18
Natural Acne Clinic has been the best thing to happen to my skin. Dealing with hormonal acne in my 40s took a toll on my confidence and on my wallet. I was spending a lot of money on expensive acne products, medications and treatments that promised me a clear complexion but left me sadly disappointed. I worked with the Natural Acne Clinic via their virtual program and I can say that I am finally LOVING my skin again. The change has been amazing to say the least. I would recommend this program to anyone seeking clear and healthy skin. Worth EVERY PENNY. Thank you Natural Acne Clinic for helping me achieve clear skin!
B Lynn
08:39 12 Apr 18
My acne started getting severe and I didn’t want to do any treatments through the dermatologist that could be harmful to my body so I started looking for natural alternatives. Somehow I came across The Natural Acne Clinic and I am so beyond grateful to these amazing professionals for helping me get control of my inflamed, cystic acne! I am also grateful for their virtual coach program as I am from the Chicago area. Not only am I completely clear, but I am healthier and more knowledgeable overall! It takes a lot of patience and dedication to go the natural route but it is 100% worth it!:)
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3 Best Natural Treatments for Hormonal Acne

3 Best Natural Treatments for Hormonal Acne

By | 2018-03-28T15:06:07+00:00 October 25, 2013|Hormonal Acne|

IMPORTANT: Before you begin
Do you know YOUR primary acne trigger? Still struggling with an unsure self-diagnosis?

We created a short quiz to help you Discover YOUR Complexion Triggers

How do hormones affect acne?

Hormones have a major role in the development of acne, and although the exact mechanism behind their powerful influence is unknown, we do know that androgen hormones gum up the follicle by triggering oil (sebum) production. Androgens are the so called “male hormones” and are present in males and females. They are produced by the testes, ovaries and the adrenal glands. The most well known androgens are testosterone and its breakdown product dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Why is all of this important in regards to acne? Because research has shown that there are androgen receptors in the base of the oil gland and also in the cells that line the pores! If there are high levels of testosterone and DHT floating around the body, they are highly capable of binding onto these receptors. To put it simply, when these hormones attach to the oil glands (aka. receptors) in the skin, they trigger the gland to produce more oil as well as feed the bacteria and then an inflamed acne lesion is well on its way to surfacing. So, by lowering androgen and testosterone levels in the body, the skin will not produce as much or no acne.

Also at work is DHEA, the chief precursor to testosterone. DHEA causes the growth of and increased productivity of the oil (sebaceous) gland. DHEA levels start rising well before puberty when the adrenal glands start producing this chemical. At this time, acne starts to appear in genetically predisposed teenagers.

One component to fluctuating or increased hormone levels is the food we consume. The typical American diet that is highly acidic and high in saturated fats, processed grains, meat fats, refined sugar and low in fresh vegetables, fruit, fish , fiber, antioxidants and seaweed has been shown in many studies to either increase or decrease testosterone and androgen levels, respectively. Therefore, a healthy diet is one form of natural treatment for hormonal acne. Another way to balance hormone levels is by taking certain herbs and vitamins for acne. Both these items are discussed in more detail below…

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is a condition in which women have an imbalance of female sex hormones. It is linked to low levels of estrogen and progesterone and high androgen levels (male hormones typically found in small amounts in women). It is not completely understood why or how the changes in hormone levels occur. This hormonal imbalance causes the woman’s ovaries to not release eggs, instead, they form very small cysts.

Symptoms of PCOS include: lack of a period or an irregular period, body hair growing on the chest, naval, face or around the nipples, thinning of the hair on the head, acne, dark skin markings around the neck, armpits, groin or breasts as well as decreased breast size. The increase in the male hormone, androgen, is responsible for causing these male-characteristic symptoms.

If you think you may have acne triggered by PCOS, please contact your physician for testing and diagnosis.

1. Take Your Vitamins and Herbs

Omega-3 Fatty Acids– omega-3’s have been found to lower testosterone levels. By taking EPA and DHA omega-3 supplementation and eating more omega 3’s in the diet, one can help the body to balance testosterone levels and eliminate acne breakouts.

Vitex– hormonal acne, in females, typically manifests along the jawline and chin. If you are experiencing acne in these areas, during your monthly cycle, then Vitex for acne may be a successful treatment. Vitex is an herb, also known as Chasteberry and the “womans herb” that has been used with great success for women’s menstrual symptoms of low progesterone in the luteal phase (the part of the cycle that starts at ovulation and ends the day before your next period) and high estrogen levels.  Signs of low progesterone include: depression, crying, despondency, mood swings, hormonal acne, nervousness and anxiety. Signs of high estrogen levels include: pain, tender breasts, heavy periods and bloating.

The Vitex herbs acts upon the pituitary and hypothalamus glands by increasing luteinizing hormone (LH) production and mildly inhibiting the release of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). This results in a shift in the ratio of estrogen to progesterone, with a rise in progesterone. The ability of the Vitex to increase progesterone levels is an indirect effect. The herb itself is not a hormone. Therefore, it is important to know if your progesterone levels truly are low before taking Vitex as it could stimulate an acne breakout from too high of progesterone levels.

Taking the herb Vitex first thing in the morning between 7-8am is the optimal time as this is when the pituitary and hypothalamus glands are active to regulate female sex hormones. For full results, a 3-5 month time frame is recommended when first starting Vitex.

We offer an organic, vegan and therapeutic-grade Vitex that is designed for hormonal acne treatment.

 

2. Eat the Proper Diet

nutrient dense food pyramidIn 1984, the first study was conducted in Finland that showed a diet-hormone connection.

Lower saturated fat consumption– Dr. Esa Hamalainen and her team showed that by switching from a diet high in saturated fat to one with 38% less fat and more inclusive of polyunsaturated fats (nuts, seeds, fish, algae, leafy greens) for six weeks, there was a significant reduction in androstenedione (precursor to testosterone) and testosterone in the blood. Over the years, the results of this study have been reproduced again and again.

Increase fiber consumption– In other studies, in addition to lowering fat consumption, increasing fiber consumption has also been evaluated. What has been found is that a high fiber diet will also decrease blood testosterone, DHT and DHEA. In America, the average daily consumption of fiber is 13 grams. The recommended daily dosage is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. As you can see, it may be beneficial for anyone suffering from acne to increase their fiber.

Decrease milk consumptionIf you recall from above, DHT is able to bind to the receptors in the oil glands and “turn them on” so as to trigger oil production and acne. The problem with milk, in correlation to acneic skin, is that the hormones have already been converted into DHT by the cow and enter the human system ready to bind to an oil gland and create a breakout. This information was discovered by Dr. William Danby, Dermatologist, who has researching the diet-acne connection since the 1970’s.

Increase alkaline foods and decrease acidic foods– meat based proteins coffee, alcohol, sugar and processed grains, items heavily consumed in the typical America diet, are acid forming in the system. Whereas, fruits, vegetables and whole grains are alkalinizing to the system.   Over-acidification is known as acidosis.

The main symptom of acidosis is fatigue. This is universal. Other symptoms include: loss of enthusiasm for life, loss of sex drive, poor sleep quality, depression and tiring quickly both mentally and physically. Advanced stage symptoms of acidosis include: sensitivity to cold, low blood pressure, hypo or hyperthyroid and low blood sugar. These symptoms are caused because the main minerals that are required to nourish the nervous system, such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium, are the very same minerals that the body uses to neutralize acids!

Because stress also causes acidity it is not surprising that studies have shown that alkaline foods neutralize these acids and reduce cortisol level, the stress hormone (which we mention below is present at higher levels in acne patients).

Just by eating more fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains in replace of meat, sugar and other processed foods you will not believe how amazing you feel in just a few days!

3. Stress Reduction- yes, it does affect our hormones!

These days, starting from kindergarten, the pressure is on. We all experience it and try our best to reduce it.

Simply put, stress activates the adrenal glands to produce extra androgen hormones which eventually results in inflamed acne breakouts in acne-prone skin. These extra hormones stimulate the sebaceous glands in the skin and trigger a breakout. The stress-hormone connection is more of a problem for women than it is for men because they produce most of their male hormones (androgens) in their adrenal glands. Men, on the other hand, produce most of their male hormones in the testes and only a very small amount in the adrenal glands. Men’s primary hormone is testosterone is even when they do get stressed and the body produces extra, it does not have as big of an impact as it does for women. Women produce about one tenth of the amount of testosterone as men do so a sudden surge of additional testosterone can be significant.

To protect our adrenal glands from this surge of androgens (testosterone), we have to protect them! The Adrenal Stress Formula is one of the easiest ways to prevent that spike of androgens from affecting our skin and triggering a stress breakout.

 

Do you know YOUR primary acne trigger? Still struggling with unsure self-diagnosis?

We created a short online quiz to help you Discover Your Complexion Triggers.

home-jessicaJessica has over 15 years of experience treating acneic skin. Her approach is extremely thorough and detailed so as to find the root cause of your acne. Call 720-340-2263 now for a free 15-minute consultation!

About the Author: Jessica Gremley

Jessica has been a Medical Esthetician, Certified Acne Specialist & Healing Diets Coach since 2003. Like many, she struggled with acne and was frustrated with an endless cycle it clearing up and then returning. She became determined to find a way to clear acne without pharmaceuticals. Today, she offers a complete acne regimen - combining proven products, natural supplements and lifestyle changes - with a 90% success rate. Her Natural Acne Clinic just outside of Denver, Colorado and she also offers virtual treatment programs for people across the country.

44 Comments

  1. Aalisha July 8, 2014 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Hi Jessica,

    Thanks for the information. It really helped me understand the delicate balance of hormones in our body. I was diagnosed with PCOS in January 2014 and I had high DHEAS levels more the double the normal limit. My ultrasounds also showed PCOS, more on the right and less on the left ovary. I was put on Metformin and cyproterone acetate (25mg) for a few months. That brought down my DHEAS to within the normal, but higher side of normal range.

    I stopped taking cyproterone acetate but continued Metformin. I was also taking a synethic progesterone “Duphaston” twice daily from day 5 to day 25 of my cycle. This was supposed to help restore my cycles which were extremely irregular. However, that didn’t happen and I still experienced irregular cycles either spotting for days or missed periods. When my OBGYN did an ultrasound recently, a new “cyst” was seen on the ovary. I consulted another doctor and she suggested that it might simply be a follicular cyst. I was then given Primolut NOR for 5 days to induce a period.

    I don’t suffer from acne as such (except for a small pimple or two at certain times) but I do get some unwanted hair on my chin and I have thinning hair on my head. When I was taking the anti androgen, all these symptoms were gone. However, I don’t want to take this mediciation because of risk of blood clots.

    Are there any supplements I could benefit from? Would vitex work better or saw palmetto? I was thinking for taking the following-
    1 NAC- N acetyln cystine
    2. Multivitamin with chromium, zinc and B vitamins
    3. Biotin ( I already take this)
    4. Vitex

    Any recommendations you could give me?

    Thanks,

    Aalisha

    • Jessica Fanning-Gremley July 29, 2014 at 10:39 pm - Reply

      Dear Aalisha,
      Please message me privately for a recommendation at info@naturalacneclinic.com

      Happy to help,
      Jessica

      • sophia April 28, 2017 at 11:04 am - Reply

        hello Jessy glad to know that but am badly off

    • K January 26, 2017 at 3:47 am - Reply

      Remove the biotin for a time period and see if your acne improves. I think Biotin works very well but same thing that boosts folical stimulation for hair growth stimulates acne.

      • Jessica Gremley August 7, 2017 at 12:41 am - Reply

        This is absolutely true! Biotin is an acne trigger and should not be used when acne-prone. It is unfortunate that these vitamin companies call a product “Hair, SKin and Nails” and do not warn us to not take it if prone to breakouts.

  2. CC December 11, 2014 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Hi Jessica,
    I read somewhere that taking vitex to solve the problem of hormonal inbalance makes as much sense as taking caffeine to cure fatigue. It will worsen the underlying problem while masking it? Is this true?

    I have been suffering from adult acne on the chin and jaw regions especially before my period for 3 years now and was considering taking vitex after reading the success other woman have had with it curing their acne.

    Will I regret trying vitex?

    Thank you!

  3. khushboo chhajer December 22, 2014 at 10:10 am - Reply

    I was suffering from PCOD for last 7 years with irregular periods in the start and followed by no periods at all for a year. i Had put on a lot of weight, i have facial hair and thin hair on the scalp. But for the last seven months, my periods have got regular without any medication. I had stopped all my medications more than a year ago. But the problem is ever since my periods have got normal, i have acne breakouts on my face and its weird cause in the whole of my life time up till now i have never seen a spot on my face and the excess body hair on the face and stomach still remains. Kindly help me with something to treat the acne and excessive hair along with keeping in mind that i don’t want to disturb the periods which are now normal.

  4. khushboo chhajer December 22, 2014 at 10:11 am - Reply

    my progesterone levels are normal and testosterone level keeps fluctuating sometimes more than the female range and sometimes lower but at the higher side.

  5. Chelsea Palmer January 28, 2015 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Hi Jessica,

    I have been suffering from acne for about 6 years now. I eat well, no diary, no alcohol, gluten free, and no processed foods. I use all organic products when it comes to face wash, shampoo, and laundry detergent.

    For supplements I take Maca root powder, and women’s raw multivitamins.

    I believe that my acne is hormone related and I put myself through a lot of stress so I believe that my cortisol levels are really high.

    Do you have any tips for me?

    Thanks,
    Chelsea

  6. Julia March 16, 2015 at 1:34 am - Reply

    Hello! I was diagnosed with complex endometrial hyperplasia in January of 2014. Took 9 months of Megace to bring my progesterone levels up. Finally had a clean biopsy in December of 2014. Went back to a fertility specialist who started me on letrozole for 5 days and then a week later took 10,000 IU’s of hcg. A few days later had an IUI. Just got my period and am, of course, bummed. Would Vitex be helpful to me? I keep reading great things about it. Would love to take something that could help me balance my hormones and get pregnant.

  7. orla March 23, 2015 at 12:27 am - Reply

    Jessica,
    Thanks for this useful information! I’m suffering from severe cystic acne, and I’m having trouble with finding the root cause of it. My acne seems to be mainly on my lower cheeks and around my mouth/chin area, which leads me to believe it might be a hormonal imbalance. Over the past year i have drastically changed my diet by cutting out gluten, dairy, sugar and processed foods, but my skin is still freaking out. I recently tried taking evening primrose oil capsules because I read it was good for this issue, but my skin has never been worse. I then found out it works better gor women going through menopause, which is not the case for me (im in my 20s). Would you still recommend trying vitex? Im just worried it wont treat the ‘right’ kind of hormnal imbalance… I was also thinking of taking milk thistle to help with liver detoxification, but I’m not sure. What would you suggest? Thank you so much!

  8. Kelsea April 10, 2015 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    I have been fighting missed periods and hormonal acne since 9th grade. I am now in my third year of college and still no one has helped me. I am sick of going on minocycline and was wondering if I could benefit from vitex? I take my vitamins and had tests done to check my levels which they said were ok but prescribed a pill to give me more progesterone. Thank you so much for your help I appreciate anything!

  9. Jackie May 22, 2015 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Help with hormonal acne.

  10. Allison Ward June 10, 2015 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    I really enjoyed reading your post. Thank you for the information.

  11. Tamara June 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Hi Jessica. I am fully in menopause. 52yrs. I have struggled with sluggish adrenals, over production of cortisol, low Thyroid, T3…the gamut. I have been in a major shift in my life to reduce stress for over a year and working with a naturopath for 5yrs.There has been some improvement in symptoms. But testosterone levels remain in the high side…resulting chronic insomnia, mid section weight holding and acne. A doctor prescribed an RX to reduce testosterone, but I am reluctant to take it as it has side effects like causing the body to retain potassium, headaches (which I get already), etc. I take numerous herbs and supplements. Help!

  12. anu June 28, 2015 at 5:34 am - Reply

    The facial hair making embarasing..it around my chin..how treat it wit an effectiv way. Thanks for ur kindly reply

  13. Tyra O'Bryant July 3, 2015 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Hi, I had a acne free face all my life until i took a plan B and a month later I had the worst cystic painful acne on my jaw line and chin that iv ever had and i also got embarrassing facial hair growth. I had the worst time trying to figure out what it was from, went to 2 drs and a dermatologist and they didnt know why it was happening for some reason but put me on Spronolactone due to higher androgenic levels or testosterone. After a month the acne cleared up but i still have some light scarring. I had forgot i had taken the Plan B so for a year i still didnt know why i had high testosterone levels. Until recently i had to take another plan B and after i did i looked it up online and BOOM! There was my answer for all that i had been going through for the past year! I am pretty upset because i am afraid the acne will come back. Not sure if the Spronolactone will help prevent it or not. I am going to the dr to get on birth control ASAP. Is there any advice you may have for me to prevent that awful depression causing acne that i got last yr from the plan B?? I took my last plan B 2 weeks ago and no acne breakout but i didnt see any acne with the last dose until a month or so. PLEASE if you can help me to prevent a future breakout? I am NEVER taking a plan B ever again! I am very upset the 3 drs including a gynochologist didnt have a clue why i had acne and hair growth. She didnt even ask me if i took a plan B. I just dont understand why but am so glad i know WHY this all happened in the first place. Thank you so much for any advice!
    Sincerely Tyra O’Bryant

    • Jessica Fanning-Gremley October 8, 2015 at 3:55 pm - Reply

      Dear Tyra,
      Thank you for reaching out! I will need more information in order to help you. Please feel free to contact me directly through email or at 720-340-2263.

  14. David July 5, 2015 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Please help to cure acne on my scalp since i have tried most dermatitis related drugs&creams for the last five years only to get temporary healing.

  15. Elise July 30, 2015 at 3:48 am - Reply

    Hi Ms. Jessica,

    I am a 17 year old girl and I am suffering hormonal acne or cystic acne. I am not quite sure in what are they but all I know is they hurt and theyre red and they always appear on my chin or around my mouth. The rest of my face is clear. I am having them for about a year now and I wonder if I really have high levels of androgen because I am really eating clean. I have eggs for breakfast and salmon for lunch and dinner. I avoid sweets, dairy and carbs as much as possible because 1. Im watching my weight and 2. Im also watching my face. Please help. I feel so depressed about how I look like and I live in the Philippines so school’s about to start and I dont really want to go to college looking how I look like right now.

  16. maiysha dean August 24, 2015 at 1:50 am - Reply

    Hi Jessica, thank you for this vital information. I have been experiencing break outs along my jawline and have used several different natural remedies that do not seem to work. I am coming to the conclusion my acne may be due to hormones. I experience breast pain and menstrual headaches during my monthly menstrual, reading the information you have provided may seem I have high progesterone levels so not sure if vitex fruit is good for me.

    Please advise, what you recommend. I also seem to experience some of the symptoms for lower progesterone levels as well making me confused.

    I’d appreciate your feedback.

    Thank you,
    Maiysha

    • Jessica Fanning-Gremley October 8, 2015 at 3:54 pm - Reply

      Maiysha,
      Thank you for reaching out! I will need a bit more information in order to help. Please feel free to contact me at 720-340-2263 or through the contact page.

  17. Kathleen senin September 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Jessica dear,

    I’ve been worried from my acne on my chin since 3 months, it’s becoming more and more. I was having cystic acne before but only one or 2 so it was just find for me and I didn’t mind it, but now it is more and even leaving marks on my face.
    I was suspecting maybe lack of sleep at night, and one more thing since I was young my period is always delayed for a week, although it’s coming every month, this is why I never consulted thinking that it’s just normal.
    Kindly help me on this, I’m 29 and I think when I look at my acne it is stressing me out.

    Thank you so much.

    Kath

  18. Jessica September 27, 2015 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Hey Jessica!
    I’m very interested in talking to you… I’ve suffered from hormonal acne for years.
    Thanks!

  19. Natalie Tusznio February 6, 2016 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Hi Jessica,

    I’ve been suffering from severe acne since I was 13 years old and I am now 24. The acne is never in one specific area, it’s all over my face, sometimes on my scalp, and on my back, chest and shoulders. I still haven’t found anything that helps. I had an eating disorder from age 16-21 and now my period is regular again, but my acne still remains. I have body hair on my face, and just about everywhere, and because of my extreme weight loss from my eating disorder, I have also lost a lot of hair.

    When I was in my teens, my doctor told me I had low estrogen and progesterone levels, however never prescribed me anything except from birth control, which I am not interested in taking.

    I would love to hear any advice you may have!

    I’m tired of struggling with acne and unnecessary embarrassing body hair, my husband says I’ll just grow out of it when I reach my 30’s but that’s not reassuring enough. I also just moved to France, so I don’t know what the doctors can prescribe here.

    Sincerely,

    Natalie

    • Jessica Fanning-Gremley February 9, 2016 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      Hi Natalie,
      I very much understand how frustrating acne can be as I went through the same thing until I was 31. Because of my own confidence and shame issues around my skin I was determined to find a way to help people get clear….and I now have a program that is 90% successful. It works for people who come to see me in my clinic as well as virtually.

      I can help you rebalance the hormones naturally without birth control pills and also the loss of hair (which is associated with hormone imbalance). And of equal important a skincare regimen.

      Please contact me through the Long Distance Consultation page if you are interested in talking more!

      Sincerely,
      Jessi

    • rose January 29, 2017 at 10:26 am - Reply

      Im in similar situation I would be great full to hear any solution to this, I’m in France too.

  20. Susan November 13, 2016 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Hello Jessica,

    Please help! I am 51 and in menopause and my chin and jawline are a mess with cystic acne. I tried bio identical hormones with no success for a bout 10 months and went off the back in February 2016. As of September I began getting acne and it is just getting worse. I have adapted a plant based diet, ( mostly ) . I am taking accumax ( just started last week ) I also take a b12, D and 2 fish oil a day. I drink apple cider vinegar mixed with water and even use it as a tonic on my face twice a day. Nothing is working and I am terribly depressed about this. What am I doing wrong? Sincerely, Susan

    • Jessica Gremley November 21, 2016 at 2:50 pm - Reply

      Hi Susan, I know first hand that acne can be very frustrating. The reason for this is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach that works for everyone. We believe acne is like a fingerprint and custom create a treatment plan just for you. This is emailed over to you after a 60-minute consult with one of our virtual acne coaches. Check out the info on our programs and let us know how we can help:)

  21. Crystal November 19, 2016 at 6:07 am - Reply

    Dear Jessica,
    I have been suffering from serious acne and blackheads on my face,neck and back for over 7 years now. It was like I had a remission in 2012-about a month or two. Then it continued up till now. I’ve tried so many natural therapies- to no avail. Please could you let me know of some natural trustworthy recipes I can use to treat myself. It has given me a cause for concern. I really wish I can have a smooth face,neck and back without all the blackheads & acne.
    Yours sincerely,
    Crystal.

    • Jessica Gremley November 21, 2016 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      Hi Crystal, thank you for your post and for reaching out. We specialize in helping people get clear that have “tried everything”. A program is custom created for you after a 60-minute phone consultation. Our success rate is so high because we support you through a program and treat the acne from inside and out.

  22. Winnie May 6, 2017 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    HelloJessica ,I need help because I have battled with hair In almost every place that a lady should not have hair since my late teenage upto now.I use creams to get rid of the face but they cause a lot of irritation this has caused many black spots on my face especially.I have never consulted a doctor on the same.Please advise-I don’t even understand the cause of my hair growth in these areas.Is there a permanent way to get rid of these hairs

    • Gwen Stanley November 1, 2017 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      Hi Winnie, excessive hair growth in females is typically caused by a hormonal imbalance, specifically high testosterone. Testosterone can be effectively balanced by taking our Saw Palmetto herbal supplement. This is what I would recommend in your case.

  23. Ida May 28, 2017 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Dear Jessica,
    Could you advise me over the use of Vitex herbs in order to clear the acnes that grow out near my jawline & mouth. It gets even worse when it comes nears to my monthly cycle. However, (fortunately) I do not get the hair growth in my body areas. I notice that this acne problem started when I decided to have the sterilization right after the birth of my daughter. I have tried a lots of method including taking Evening Primrose Oil & applying intensive acne treatment products to no avail. Does the use of Vitex herbs have side effect in using it? I stayed in Malaysia and just found out over your website when I try desperately to search in Google over the ways to overcome my terrible acne problem. Your help & advise would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
    Your sincerely,
    Thang.

    • Jessica Gremley August 7, 2017 at 3:13 pm - Reply

      Dear Ida,
      Thank you so much for reaching out and your questions. I know how incredibly frustrating it can be dealing with hormonal acne that comes and goes. It can feel like an endless roller coaster!

      For hormonal acne, it is best to take a comprehensive approach. While it may seem like your period is the only trigger, in our experience with thousands of clients, there are always other factors such as acne triggering foods in your diet, stress, gut imbalance and skincare products with pore clogging ingredients triggering the acne as well. We use all-natural Chaste Berry Vitex in our clinic in powder form for hormonal acne but this is IN ADDITION to a full program that also includes diet changes, other herbs for re-balancing and last but not least a skincare program that is unique in the way it is used. You can read more about our 16-week Virtual Acne Clearing program here.

      Please let us know if we can help,
      Jessica
      Natural Acne Clinic Founder

  24. Heather August 27, 2017 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    I am 30
    Years old and have been dealing with acne for a long time , I started proactive and hasn’t helped , I am feeling like there is nothing out there to help 🙁

    • Gwen Stanley November 1, 2017 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      Hi Heather, thanks for your comment. Many of our clients were in exactly the same situation as you – they had tried everything and had seen little to no improvement. It can be so frustrating to spend your time and money on products that don’t work. That’s why our founder developed the Natural Acne Clinic virtual program. I recommend you look into it if you haven’t already. Our clients get amazing, and lasting results!

  25. Rolyn De la Cruz Latoza November 20, 2017 at 12:29 am - Reply

    Hi jessica ! Im Rolyn Philippines! I was diagnosed wiyh hormonal imbalance last 2002, that time my pimples are not that much., but nowadays gets worst! It appears on my chin and on my jawline. I’m tired of going back to dermatologist at some point it wil, be gone but i t will apear agajn and again so exhausting! I don’t wang to have derma it sk painful they prick my pimples ughh ! Pls help me!

    • Juliana Tringali February 16, 2018 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      Hi Rolyn, thank you for reaching out! We would be happy to speak with you and help you to get your skin clear 🙂 The best next step would be to hop online to schedule a 15 minute complimentary consult, or you can schedule a 360-Complexion Analysis so we could thoroughly discuss your situation and provide information about our natural acne program. Here is the link to schedule: https://www.naturalacneclinic.com/online-booking/ 🙂

  26. obymebs@gmail.com November 28, 2017 at 3:09 am - Reply

    I suffer testosterone, high prolactin, water retention and serious black and whiteheads. Pls help me

    • Juliana Tringali February 16, 2018 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      We would be happy to speak with you, and thank you for reaching out. The best next step would be to hop online to schedule a 15 minute complimentary consult to provide you with information about our natural acne program and make sure it is the right fit for you. Here is the link to schedule: https://www.naturalacneclinic.com/online-booking/.

  27. nikeisha chance February 9, 2018 at 6:32 am - Reply

    I recently started having acne on my chin along with excessive hair growth, i dont know what could be causing this, i dont have pcos i do hace uterine fibroids, i eat healthy..i stopped taking biotin months ago but every few days a new pimple forms and the hair growth is constant. What should i do? I was trying to avoid birth control.

    • Juliana Tringali February 12, 2018 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      Hi Nikeisha-

      Thank you for your comment and we are glad you found our blog! We work with individuals all over the world via our customized 16-week natural acne solutions virtual program.

      We understand how stressful dealing with acne can be, and would be happy to speak with you to help you achieve your goal of clear skin 🙂

      The next best step would be to schedule a one hour consultation so that we can gather a thorough intake and discuss in depth our natural acne program. Here is the link to schedule online: https://www.naturalacneclinic.com/online-booking/

      We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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