I am sorry to hear about your bad experience
I know all too well how bad it sucks. I am actually starting back on birth control tonight after being off of it for almost a year. I quit because I too, did not want to be on it long term. After 7 years of using it to control my horrible periods I didn't think it would be am issue. I have Never had an issue with my skin. One or two rAndom pimples but nothing I couldn't handle. After going off of birth control my face went nuts. Every pore became clogged,I had cysts, white heads blackheads, scarring. It's just terrible. I've done everything to re-balance my hormones for the past year...changed my diet, vitamins, holistic approaches and nothing is getting my skin back to where it has always been prior to quitting birth control. I've been on spironolactone for the past 8 months and although it is helping about 60% , I still can't go out in public without makeup. So, at my last dermatologist appointment my doc recommended I go back on BCP in conjunction with Spiro. Although I have mild/moderate acne by dermatologists definition....it is very persistent and leaves scars. I'm not tryin to make this response about me, just sharing my experience as an example. It is very hard to balance your hormones after birth control. I HATE synthetic hormones, and kind of chemicals or medication but at this point it looks like medication is goin to be the only thing to keep my breakouts in check. So to answer your question... Everyone has told me that your skin will take time 3 months -years to get back to normal after birth control. I waited a year and I couldn't take it Anymore. I hope your skin is different and you have better luck than I did. I wish you the best ! Good luck!