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Hi Guys - New To This Form And Struggling With Hormonal Acne (Female!)

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Hi everyone.

I'm 23 years old and have suffered with acne on and off since I was 18.

I started taking Yasmin birth control when I was 21 and it cleared my skin up completley. I was acne free for two whole years. My skin was smooth, clear with not even one blackhead or clogged pore.

I came off this birth control in March of this year because it was giving me some problems with my moods, depression and doctor warned me of possible DVT.

After a few months of being off I still had my clear skin and thought I had grown out of my acne or something. Anyway I spoke too soon and last month the skin erupted again, pretty much over night.

The acne is mainly on my chin and jawline, some on my cheeks but a relatively clear forehead.

I know it is hormonal because of the way it went entirely while being on birth control...

Is there anything I can do? Any tips?

I take vitamin d, zinc and evening primrose oil everyday.

Does soy help hormonal acne at all? I've heard about milk thistle too

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Soy is probably the worst thing for acne. I don't know about hormonal acne in women but I would just stay away.

I took all those vitamins and stuff too but eh I felt it isn't the same as the real thing. Try to get a lot of vitamin c in your diet too. :P

Talk to a dermatologist about getting on spironolactone. Everyone on here raves about how awesome it is (and cheap I've heard) for hormonal acne. :)

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Soy is probably the worst thing for acne. I don't know about hormonal acne in women but I would just stay away.

I took all those vitamins and stuff too but eh I felt it isn't the same as the real thing. Try to get a lot of vitamin c in your diet too. tongue.png

Talk to a dermatologist about getting on spironolactone. Everyone on here raves about how awesome it is (and cheap I've heard) for hormonal acne. smile.png

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Just heard of Saw Palmetto but it weirds me out cuz it's meant for men. Soooo idk. :\ I would just ask a dermatologist honestly.

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