Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:34 AM
My understanding is that birth control can help if you're on the right one. Talk to an endocrinologist or dermatologist to find out which is best or read around a bit more on the boards. My skin was "okay" on Nuvaring and Yaz, but not perfect. When I switched to Mirena my skin got a lot worse. Yazmin contains a bit of spironolactone, so it might be a good choice.
My experience with zinc is that it helps, but it will not clear my skin. Zinc also seems to keep me from catching colds, so that is the only reason why I really continue to take it. I've found supplements to be rabbit hole, because its so easy to just add one more on top of your regimen without really knowing which are working.
150 mg Spironolactone - Split into 2 doses per day
Aczone - Morning and Night
0.025% Tretinoin Gel - Night
Cleansers of choice:
Glytone (4.2% Glycolic Acid Gel Cleanser)
CeraVe Foaming Cleanser
Neutrogena Stress Control (Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid)
Moisturizers of choice:
Neutrogena Oil-Free SPF 15
Treatments of choice:
Acure Organics Aragn Oil (100% pure and organic)
Betonite Clay + ACV + Tea Tree Oil Masks
Queene Helene Mint Julep Mask