How Does PCOS Create Acne?

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Women with PCOS can easily become grappled with blemishes, such kind of acne is triggered by the imbalance of hormones that is the hallmark of PCOS. In other words, acne can be triggered by excess oil secreted by the sebaceous glands. Such a release can be activated by the testosterone, which is abundantly present in women with PCOS. The excess oil on the skin, mixed with dead skin cells and other particles that are present, can become caught in and plug hair follicles. When these plugs are open they create blackheads, but when they are not they produce whiteheads. On the other hand, some women are predisposed to develop acne. Although blackheads and whiteheads are skin issues that should be taken care of, the larger problem occurs when they become infected. Pimples form around infected, irritated, or otherwise inflamed hair follicles and develop into acne. Keyword: pcos acne