Acne’s certainly not easy to deal with, but trying to fight hormonal acne makes dealing with whiteheads feel like child’s play. That’s because your hormones are involved (obviously), which means that the skin-care products you use are only one part of the acne-fighting equation.

Even though other factors should be taken into account, like what you’re eating, a lot of acne sufferers wonder if you can spot treat hormonal acne just as you can with other breakouts… so we asked a dermatologist for the lowdown.