Curing acne with the Pill

August 4, 2017

You have your diet figured out, your stress levels under control, and your skincare routine down pat… And then your period comes in like a wrecking ball and ruins everything. Sounds relatable? Then you might want to consider incorporating the Pill into your game plan – they can be very helpful in controlling acne that is resistant to over-the-counter treatments or prescription-strength topical medicines, since they keep the levels of male and female hormones more balanced.

If you need us to get a little more technical, here you go: during your period, hormones become more active and stimulate oil glands in the skin to produce more oil. Overproduction of oil leads to clogged pores and acne. A birth control pill keeps hormone levels more steady, so there is less stimulation of the oil glands, fewer clogged pores and noticeably less acne. Consult with your local healthcare provider if the Pill is suitable for you.

Reference: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acne/expert-answers/birth-control-pills-for-acne/faq-20057892/
Accessed on September 6, 2016

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