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Why Your Treatment For Hormonal Acne Is Wrong

Why your treatment for hormonal acne is wrong?

Why Your Treatment For Hormonal Acne Is Wrong

Nothing is worse than having acne has an adult and feeling like you a teenager all over again. I want to teach you in this article why your treatment for hormonal acne is wrong. You have good intentions of getting it checked out by your doctor, but you are left with a handful of prescriptions. Like, what the heck?!

I promise there is more to the story and your body is always trying to speak to you. It’s time to take a step back and truly evaluate why acne is happening in the first place.

Why Your Treatment of Hormonal Acne Is Wrong

Birth Control

Birth control is given usually for hormonal acne. But, let’s take a step back. If it’s hormonal, why are hormones out of wack in the first place?

Ex: Having too much estrogen can cause acne, but the solution isn’t birth control. Let’s start to understand what might be coming estrogen dominance. Are you reabsorbing estrogen via gut that has already been processed through the liver? Are you being exposed to environmental toxins that influence the estrogen you have in your body? (I don’t mean to use toxins in a scary way, but it IS legit.)

Birth control is actually shutting down the brain/ovary communication and leaving you with a solution that is a straight up band-aid to the issue. You’ll NEVER BALANCE HORMONES WITH BIRTH CONTROL. PERIOD.


Spiralactone is given for acne when your doctor thinks acne is being influenced by androgens, like too much testosterone. Too much testosterone can cause you to have more oily skin and be acne prone. But, let’s take a step back. If you have higher testosterone, is it a blood sugar imbalance that is driving more androgens like testosterone? These are the questions we HAVE to ask.

I see women on spiralactone and they told me their doctor never tested their hormones, so they aren’t even POSITIVE that it’s hormone related in the first place. Where is the face palm emoji when I need it? The lack of proper care is astonishing.


Antibiotics, like doxycycline is given to kill off bacteria that is causing you acne. But are we still getting down to the root cause of what is causing bacteria to be overgrown and problematic in the first place? 

We need to asses if you have gut pathogens and intestinal permeability (aka leaky gut)? Gut imbalances will absolutely show up via skin – like acne, eczema, psoriasis, etc. Remember, your body is always speaking to YOU!

Is your liver working and flowing optimally? And our standard for a good working liver isn’t just an absence of liver disease. You can have a really burdened liver without having actual pathology. With the way most Americans live, it’s being exposed to and detoxing more things than EVER. Liver support matters ALOT with acne.

Ready To Get To The Root?

Make sure you schedule a discovery call with our team, so we can learn more about you and what you’re struggling with and we can create a game plan. We’ll chat about the best labs and what package might work best for you and your budget. We are committed to make sure that your feeling confident AF without makeup. It’s not always an easy road, but easier when we can do it together.

Because it can get worse before it gets better, especially if we start stirring things up! 😉 But, now you know why your treatment for hormonal acne is wrong, it’s time to truly figure out your body and what it’s trying to say.

Lahana Vigliano

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Lahana Vigliano

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Nuvitru Wellness. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Nutrition. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@nuvitruwellness).