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Stacey Milsom

Thinking Of Starting Acontraceptive Pill For My Acne Need Helpcontr

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Hey ,

I am new to this forum but not to acne i have had really bad acne on my chin since i was 18 i am 24 now and i am at the end of my rope i have tried everything to clear up my chin i also suffer from blackheads on my nose and in the middle of my chin

my t zone is so oily and my cheeks and tip of nose are dry as anything, nothing has worked my skin is so sore and the pimples just keep popping up

i have tried salicylic 15%

benzyl peroxide 10%

lemon juice

all the brands from the chemist and supermarket

tea tree oil

witch hazel you name it i have tried it

i was thinking maybe the pill is my last hope i have wasted so much money and i just hate having to look in the mirror everyday and see these huge spots it kills me its a never ending cycle i cant stand it

i have looked up a few brands of contraceptive and was wondering if anyone knows which would be best i have never been on any contraceptive before so i don't know where to start

Microgynon

Levlen

Nordette

Monofeme

Norimin

Brevinor

Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Estrostep

Alesse

any help would be much appreciated

Stacey

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Hey ,

I am new to this forum but not to acne i have had really bad acne on my chin since i was 18 i am 24 now and i am at the end of my rope i have tried everything to clear up my chin i also suffer from blackheads on my nose and in the middle of my chin

my t zone is so oily and my cheeks and tip of nose are dry as anything, nothing has worked my skin is so sore and the pimples just keep popping up

i have tried salicylic 15%

benzyl peroxide 10%

lemon juice

all the brands from the chemist and supermarket

tea tree oil

witch hazel you name it i have tried it

i was thinking maybe the pill is my last hope i have wasted so much money and i just hate having to look in the mirror everyday and see these huge spots it kills me its a never ending cycle i cant stand it

i have looked up a few brands of contraceptive and was wondering if anyone knows which would be best i have never been on any contraceptive before so i don't know where to start

Microgynon

Levlen

Nordette

Monofeme

Norimin

Brevinor

Ortho Tri-Cyclen

Estrostep

Alesse

any help would be much appreciated

Stacey

I see you mentioned BP as one of the things you've tried. I also tried that years back, 10% same as your BP and it didn't work for me at all. It made my skin flake and sore and it was painful. After about 2 months on it I moved on to other treatments.

Today, it has been BP 2.5% that has saved my skin. I use it under the instructions of The Regimen. I was skeptical to even try it but 10 weeks later, my skin is now clearer than ever. BP was what helped me control my acne, I just needed the right instructions. Maybe give that a try before taking oral contraceptives.

Good luck! :)


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing LotionĀ + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Medication:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
  • Meftormin 500mg

Supplements:
  • Vitamin D - 2000 I.U/day
  • Zinc - 50mg/day


And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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hello,

if you decide to take the pill, you have to realise they are not all the same, and we all react differently. There was a use by the name green gables on here who had a great list of the hormones that help with acne etc.

The ones that help are - Diane 35

(most dramatic acne clearance but has more side effects such as weight gain etc than the others, not sure why). It cleared my skin but not worth the trade off with all the bad side effects i experienced. However, i have 2 cousins on it with no problem.

Yaz/Yasmin - also good for clearing up acne.

Ortho Cyclen - i think, they use this a lot in the US. I haven't seen it where i live.

Belara - i have taken this 3 times, but i now intend to stick to it to clear up my acne. Its supposed to be very good for skin + hair and no weight gain. I have actually lost weight on it.

Hope this helps.

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