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Milk Thistle & Hormonal Acne

I've been on this site for a long time, but have never posted. I've recently found something that has really worked for my acne and knew I had to share. 

If you are like me and an adult female suffering from acne due to hormonal imbalance, birth control, PCOS, or whatever it may be, consider taking Milk Thistle supplements (for at least 2 weeks). 

It has had such a positive effect on my skin and the amount of pimples I get (almost none). This has helped me immensely with my self-esteem and let me carry-on with my day-to-day life. 

I'm not too sure about the mechanics behind it. However, I do think it is suppose to help your liver flush out excess hormones. Article on that can be found here:

https://anirva.com/blogs/tips-articles-for-beautiful-glowing-skin/milk-thistles-shocking-effect-on-acne

As a longtime acne sufferer, I really know the despair that can come with adult acne. But do not lose hope! Try instead to look for solutions that are holistic and reflect your overall health (such as what you eat, how your organs are functioning, what medications you're taking - I am still on this journey myself). I swear this approach is more effective than trying multiple creams that just repress the underlying cause of acne (trust me, I've tried them all!). 

I do still use the acne.org Regiment and some The Ordinary products for scarring. But overall this supplement has helped me reduce the production of new acne on my face and for that I am so thankful! 

Best of luck and I hope it helps you in some way. 

 

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