Acne usually starts up between two days and seven days before the woman’s period begins. Usually this acne ends when the period starts because the production of progesterone goes down while the production of estrogen goes up. Women who do have acne usually will have it until their late 30’s or early 40’s. The production of both hormones during menstruation drops after that time frame.
There are basically two ways to prevent acne. These two means of prevention are birth control pills, patches or injections or pregnancy. Birth control medications will stop the fluctuation of hormones and thereby prevent PMS acne. However it will take several months of being on the birth control pill, patch or injection before the hormones balance out and cure the acne. Birth control medication lowers the effect of testosterone during the menstrual cycle by increasing the estrogen and negating some of the testosterone. The birth control medication – pills, patches or injections – creates SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) with absorbs the testosterone just like a sponge would.
other option is Spironolactone which will decrease the testosterone levels in the woman’s body to prevent acne. There are side effects to Spironolactone for many women including tender breasts, headaches, irregular periods and fatigue. Not all women will be able to take Spironolactone.
TRY to washed at least twice a day and no facial products that contain oil should ever be used,cleansing and hygiene in an attempt to keep the oil from building up.
take a visit to a dermatologist to prescribe the necessary topical treatments for acne or prescribing the above mentioned medicines to prevent acne in menses if they are too bothering .