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does estrogen dominance cause severe acne ?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Estrogen and Acne: Acne happens when androgens such as testosterone gets turned into its more potent form called Dht through the action of the enzyme called 5 Alpha retuctase. Dht in the skin then cause sebum production to increase, leading to more oily skin, which clogs pores and results in acne. When your Progesterone levels are normal, this will help to keep your Dht levels down.

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