Basically I began getting mild acne at around age 12, I then went onto birth control at 13 and stayed on until i was 16 during this time i had reletively clear skin, at 16 i changed my bcp to yasmin and my skin begain to get worse i assumed it was my body getting used to it so i stuck with it for almost 2 years but continued to get worse so I decided to stop taking birth control as i was uncomfortable with putting hormones into my body for so long
For about 2-3 months after stopping bc I had flawless skin, not a single pimple, my blackhead and pores seemed to literally disspear, my skin tone evened out, skin was no longer dry or oily I did not have to wear makeup, it was like a miricle, i was so happy.
But then my skin slowly started getting worse again
My periods are very regular, always have been and i have stopped taking bc a couple times during all these years and the same thing happens, my skin becomes BEAUTIFUL then slowly goes downhill again. It has been over 6 months since i have stopped all bc and my skin still plays up, i am constantly battling clogged pores and breakouts roughly around the time I ovulate?
Soo i was wondering if someone could go back to basics and explain to me again how hormones flactuate and change during the cycle? and why my skin gets better then worse after bc rather than the opposite which seems to be the case with most other women?
Also, would either saw palmetto or agnus castus help in this situation?
Sorry for such a long description, any info or suggestions, anythingg would be helpful, thank you x