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What does acne breakout have to do with my premenstrual symptoms?

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Acne is a very common problem around the time of your monthly period. Adult women break out much more than men do, and it’s all because of hormones. Rising hormone levels activate sebum (oil) production, which clogs pores and causes pimples as your period is about to start.

From: 9 Signs Your Period is Coming WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Medscape. “Premenstrual Syndrome.”

Office on Women’s Health. “Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) fact sheet,” “Menstruation, Menopause, and Mental Health.”

American Academy of Dermatology. “Hormonal factors key to understanding acne in women.”

National Women’s Health Resource Center. “Ask the Expert.”

Medscape. “Dysmenorrhea.”

Mayo Clinic. “Water retention: relieve this premenstrual symptom,” “Chronic daily headaches.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape. “Premenstrual Syndrome.”

Office on Women’s Health. “Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) fact sheet,” “Menstruation, Menopause, and Mental Health.”

American Academy of Dermatology. “Hormonal factors key to understanding acne in women.”

National Women’s Health Resource Center. “Ask the Expert.”

Medscape. “Dysmenorrhea.”

Mayo Clinic. “Water retention: relieve this premenstrual symptom,” “Chronic daily headaches.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 10, 2018

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