What's PCOS? What does Keke Palmer have to do with it? 🧐

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Happy Tuesday, everyone! 🌞
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A few weeks ago, Keke Palmer (@keke) posted bare faced and bravely about her skin journey in treating her severe acne! The severity was caused by something called Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), something I had only heard of once in passing. Out of curiosity, I learned more about the condition and realized there were so many women out there fighting against PCOS 🀯
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In short -- PCOS is a condition where a woman's hormones are out of balance. It's a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges, which oftentimes leads to menstrual irregularity, excess hair growth, acne, and obesity as symptoms!
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Are there any other women out there that fight against PCOS? Want to hear your story, what you do to mitigate symptoms, and encourage you when things are extra tough πŸ’ͺ🏻
anyone else suffer from period acne?
i've tried birth control and acutane but nothing really works right before my period...
when monthyly hormonal acne is about to heal, new cycle starts 😭
AKA hyperpigmentation central for me
I don't have PCOS but I get really bad breakout starting 7-10 days before my period