Does Acne Go Away after Marriage?


Provided the core reason why acne occurs in the face, such as hormonal change, diet, lifestyle, etc., acne may not go away on its own.

Today, we’ve taken on to find the answer to a common skin-related query– does acne go away after marriage?

Yes and no. Acne goes away after marriage in certain women if the hormone level is stable. Post-marriage lifestyle and skincare also contribute to acne’s existence. Medical and herbal treatment may not treat acne permanently, depending on a woman’s physical system and skin condition at a certain age.

Now let’s get to the various acne facets to determine the extent to which acne may remain after marriage.

Why Do You Get Acne in Your Skin?

Acne occurs in your skin in the first place due to hair follicles clogged with oil and dirt into the skin. Acne can lead to breakouts and pimples. The worse it can do is leave acne scars on your face.

Women are prone to acne once they hit puberty. The hormonal change in their physical function brings about the reactive chemistry between estrogen and sebum, a natural oil-producing substance in the skin. Hence, starts the acne timeline in a woman’s life.

Other contributing factors behind acne may be commonly visible after a woman gets married, such as diet, skincare, lifestyle, medication, etc. That’s what we’re heading in our next segment.

6 Things May Cause Acne after Marriage

1.   Spousal Intimacy Can Develop an Acne-Prone Skin


Marital intimacy or having sexual intercourse between a married man and a woman may lead to acne. And I’m sure you’ve observed this in you or your partner. But why or how does it happen?

Among the various spousal intimacy-based reasons for acne, significant sebum production is a major one. During sex, both partners can produce sebum, making their skin oilier and prone to acne clogs. Following are the post-marriage reasons for acne:

  • Sweating: You sweat heavily when you have intercourse. Along with it, it exerts oil from your skin. And if, by any chance, there’s an involvement of bacteria, high chances are for you to get acne. Tip: Take a nice shower after having intercourse. Cleaning fast may save you from bacterial attacks and, eventually, acne.  
  • Products: If you’re going into sexual intercourse with various cosmetics or hair products on your body and hair, they may mix up with your sweat and rub your face. Such mixing between products and sweat may develop acne in the skin.
  • Facial Hair: You may not have thought of this, but your male partner’s facial hair can give you acne when it scrubs off your face during intimacy. It creates friction with your skin, which secrets more sebum oil from your skin, leading to acne.
  • Unhygienic Bed: Unclean bedsheets are responsible for acne. That dirt, mud, food crumbles, stains, etc., you overlook during your euphoric intercourse experiences can scrape your skin and remain as acne risk. So, make sure your intimate places are hygienic.
  • Lubrication Oil: Since various massage oils give your sexual activities an ecstatic feeling, you can hardly avoid them sometimes, and that’s okay. The problem occurs when you don’t wipe them out of your skin. The oil remains in the skin, covering and blocking the pores while leading to acne.
  • Birth Control: Women may get acne when they are on hormonal birth control. One of the common methods is the pill, which may react with your skin and produce acne.

2.   Medications Can Affect Skin Condition

A woman may need to be on medication after marriage for various reasons, such as pregnancy, anti-aging treatment, psychological treatment, hormonal disorder, etc. These medications may contain components that are responsible for acne eruptions.

Medicines with bromides or iodides can react with women’s skin, causing acne or acne-like spots. Even cough medicines or sedatives contain bromide. So, if a woman goes through a cough after marriage, it’s easy for her to get acne.

3.   Post-marriage Hormonal Change May Regulate Acne

After puberty, women go through another hormonal shift in their body as they groom into married life. Besides, if one has oily skin, it contributes to acne prevalence.

It’s wise to avoid OTC (Over The Counter) treatment for acne and consult a doctor or a dermatologist for better and specific treatment.

4.   Combination Skin Type May Bring Acne to Your Skin


Many women experience this skin-related phenomenon, skin transformation. Although it’s not a complete transformation of the skin but a normal or dry skin may turn oily or vice versa.

If a woman’s skin turns oily from dry after marriage, there’s a high chance of getting acne provided other post-marriage acne reasons prevalent in life.

5.   Removing Makeup Improperly Is A Common Problem for Acne 

Some women hate makeup, but their interest shifts after marriage and they tend to do more makeup than they used to before marriage. Beautifying themselves for their partner becomes a regular part of their lives.

Things get bad when they reluctantly leave the makeup residue on their faces, leading to the dirt and oil clogs in them. This negligence leads to acne and pimple.

Read our blog “8 Steps to Remove A Long-Wearing Makeup and 5 Best Makeup Removers” to know more about this skincare regimen.

6.   Diet and Lifestyle are Big Contributory Factors behind Acne


If a woman is having a bad time after the marriage, her lifestyle and diet may hamper to an extent. Reduction of drinking water, hygienic food, and a healthy lifestyle become a part of her married life.

Such issues may contribute to unhealthy physical function and skin condition, hence, acne-prone skin. Remember, maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is as important as doing your skincare externally.

  • Drink at least 6-8 glasses of pure water to keep your skin hydrated and glowing. Drinking enough water naturally detoxifies your body, making your skin laugh out and shine lively.
  • Avoid extra oily foods that include butter, cheese, soybean, etc. Minimum oil is good for health, but too much will prove harmful for your body and skin.
  • Maintain a regular sleep pattern and timing. Don’t stay up too late at night since it gives you gas and skin dehydration. Waking up early in the morning can lend your skin fresh oxygen if you take a walk outside in the summer or spring. Besides, early wake up keeps your metabolism right.
  • Quit smoking and drinking. Smoking is considered a risk factor for acne inversa, which is a boil-up acne condition with pus. Conversely, alcohol may not inspire acne directly, but it can certainly regulate your system to affect your acne condition, worsening it even more.
  • Don’t touch your face too often. Your fingertips may rent a thousand invisible bacteria on them that you may be unknowingly but habitually transferring to your skin.

Acne and Infertility: Are These 2 Connected in Post-Marital Life?


Naturally, almost ninety-nine percent of women may overlook this sublime sign in them– acne, being a possible sign of infertility.

Consider this; acne is an external reflection of hormonal fluctuation in women before and after marriage. Hence, a married woman may be going through some internal dysfunction due to hormonal imbalance, which may indicate her childbearing problem.

One of the earlier blogs titled “9 Warning Signs of Infertility You Shouldn’t Ignore” by Carolinas Infertility Institute has noted sudden acne appearance in married women as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Can Breastfeeding Cause Acne in Women?

An individual woman’s hormone level and its fluctuation rate may determine her acne condition after giving birth. Many women see their acne completely vanish almost immediately after delivery, whereas some may bear the scars long after it.

Breastfeeding is a natural bodily function that may significantly increase a mother’s hormone level, contributing to acne. Thus, she should carry it without worrying too much and try to maintain a hygienic life.

Can You Treat Acne Permanently before or after Marriage?

If I say ‘yes,’ it would be a lie.

Acne is a skin condition that’s due to your diet, lifestyle, skincare, hormonal change, etc., and there’s no guaranty that it would wear off permanently whether you’re married or not.

There’re both holistic (herbal) and medical treatments for acne, but none can assure you of a for-good acne solution. The reason: your body function fluctuates as you age.

Even at menopause, some women may experience zero acne condition, whereas others may still go through this problem more or less. You may confide in certain medical treatments to check and treat your hormone level fluctuations. But be very wary before opting for any holistic or medical treatment considering your health or other medical condition.

Final Words

Acne is a natural phenomenon that can be considered another life partner in both women’s and men’s lives. So, the more you’re conscious about it, the easier it gets to settle with it.

Since women are naturally prone to hormonal changes in different stages of their lives, they’re supposed to be more concerned about it. But we suggest them to stay happy and healthy in the married life, not to just keep the acne out of the door, but to live with it positively and cautiously.

Mohammad Anique

Mohammad Anique is the editor at WomenMinds who writes informative and helpful blogs on various topics, including beauty, skincare, parenting, etc. He's a bookworm, an animal lover, and an aspiring writer.

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