Causes of cystic acne in women
Let’s face the truth : we still have a lot to learn about the real causes of acne in general, cystic acne, or cystic acne in women.
What we know for the moment is that hormones and genetic play an important role in cystic acne.
When the skin’s oil glands react to excess hormones (constant over production of androgens, a male hormone present in women too) by overproducting sebum, they become engorged and swollen. This swollen mass, when oversize, is called a cyst (or nodule). It is extremely painful and may cause scars.
As hormones are involved, the main causes of cystic acne in women are :
- Menstrual cycle
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Perimenopause and menopause
To learn how to cure cystic acne, you can read : the cystic acne treatment articles