We've been seeing a rash of acne in our clinic lately, and not of the adolescent type. PCOS, aka polycystic ovarian syndrome, can wreak havoc on your skin due to abnormally high levels of testosterone and other subtle hormonal imbalances. Since getting acne under control is an important step in achieving hormonal health in women with PCOS, we have been enlisting some important helpers on the road to clear and radiant skin.

  • Staying hydrated with plenty of filtered water throughout the day
  • Increasing intake of vitamin D
  • Using bioidentical progesterone cream if not on oral contraceptives
  • Scheduling regular facials and incorporating our clinic's Clear Cell line of topical acne products
  • Using saw palmetto if T levels are high

About the Author Farrar Duro

Dr. Farrar (Celada) Duro DOM, FABORM practices reproductive acupuncture and became a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine in 2008. She has been specializing in the treatment of pregnancy-related disorders, infertility and female pelvic pain with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 15 years.

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